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FIRS & Rivers State Government: Who should Now Collect VAT?

FIRS & Rivers State Government: Who should Now Collect VAT?

The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has just ruled that both parties maintained the status quo in an appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS against the judgement of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, validating the Rivers State law that empowered Rivers State Government to collect VAT, as against the FIRS that

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Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho, Boko Haram: Two Faces of Government Contradictions

Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba rights activist, has declared he will not be intimidated by the recent fresh attempt by the Department of State Services, (DSS) to arrest him. He said any attempt to arrest him on Yoruba land will fail woefully. Nnamdi Kanu, still in DSS custody, is as defiant

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Prof. Auwalu Yadudu’s Scaremongering: Why The NASS Must Ignore Him

I have just read, to my utmost chagrin and dismay, a release authored by Prof. Auwalu Yadudu and currently trending in the social media. Yadudu titled his piece (which apparently represents his memorandum to the NASS Committee on the Review of the Constitution), “AVOID TAKING THE SLIPPERY SLOPE PATH TO CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW”. Although, I have

The Twitter Ban, Prosecution, More Prisons And Link With JUSUN Strike

The Twitter Ban, Prosecution, More Prisons And Link With JUSUN Strike

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, has just ordered the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation to immediately prosecute offenders contravening the Federal Government’s ban on twitter operations in Nigeria. Indeed, he wants the DPP to liaise with the Ministry of Communications and Digital

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President Buhari’s Drums of War and Twitter’s Reaction

The most trending issue of the moment involves Twitter’s deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s threats to some Nigerians whom he described as “many people misbehaving today were too young to remember the deaths and destruction from the civil war”. He then threatened, “those of us who went through the war will treat them in the

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El-Rufai, Why Are You Playing Brother Jero? -An Open Letter to Governor Nasir El-Rufai

INTRODUCTION I know you people in the corridors of power don’t bother about reading or hearing from we lesser mortals. You love listening to yourselves, to fawners, bootleggers, bootlickers, contractors, influence-peddlers and genuflectors. I am not one. Fortunately. But, give me some minutes and read this my humble open letter to you. This is because

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Why Are Some Northern Elite Suddenly Worried By The Southern Governors’ Asaba Declaration?

The sudden unexpected kick by some Northern elite against the patriotic resolutions passed last week at a meeting held in Asaba, Delta State by the 17 Southern Governors of Nigeria is quite worrisome, but definitely uncalled for.The kick is illegal, unconstitutional and even immoral. I have since termed the Asaba resolutions the “ACCORD CONCORDIALE” .The

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