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COVID-19: The Jab or Your Job

COVID-19: The Jab or Your Job

….Edo Govt Reads Riot Act to Vaccine-Resisting Public Servants With effect from September 15, 2021 when implementation of compulsory vaccination for all residents of Edo State would come into force, the state government on Thursday told its teachers, health workers and other public servants, to choose between taking the jab or losing their jobs. Reading

Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS,

VAT Collection by States: FIRS Seeks Stay of Execution

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has applied to the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt for an order of stay of execution of the judgment given by the court on August 9th that declared as unconstitutional the collection of Value Added Tax, VAT, by the Federal Government. The FIRS also sought an order

PHOTO CAPTION: Donald Chika Denwigwe, SAN (middle) lead counsel to Government of Rivers State and Ken C.O. Njemanze, SAN (left) briefing journalists after the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt on Monday declared FIRS collection of Value Added Tax in Rivers State unconstitutional.

Court Stops FG from Collecting VAT, Personal Income Tax

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has declared that it is not the place of the Federal Inland Revenues Service to collect Value Added Tax, VAT, and personal income tax, PITA. In a suit brought by the Rivers State Government, the court, presided over by Justice Stephen Dalyop Pam, also issued an order

Oginiba slaughter market located in Trans -Amadi Industrial layout, Portfolio in Harcourt Photo

Rivers Closes Largest Slaughter Market Permanently

Rivers State Government has now permanently shut down Oginiba slaughter market located in Trans -Amadi Industrial layout, Portfolio in Harcourt. According to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Fred Kpakol, the decision to close the market permanently was taken at the state executive council meeting on Monday presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike. Briefing journalists after the

Traffic in PH as Drivers Protest Multiple Taxes

Petrol Scarcity Looms in Rivers as Tanker Drivers Sustain Strike

There are fears that a fresh round of scarcity of petroleum products might hit Port Harcourt and its environs as members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, unit of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, sustain their strike in the city. Already queues have been resurfacing at petrol filling stations. The

Bonny, Finimah youths fight at NLNG gate

PIB Has Not Done Justice to Host Communities, Omo-Idehen, Biz-Development Expert

The need for the reconciliation and harmonisation of the two different versions of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB recently passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly has been canvassed by a management and business development expert, George Omo-Idehen. Omo-Idehen suggested that this should be “mandatorily and carefully done, with all objections voiced by

Wike Threatens to Convert Disputed Land in Ogoni to Mortuary

On his Sixth Anniversary in Office, Wike Praises Self, Blasts Buhari, APC

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday thumped his chest with pride to say that he has been able to grow the infrastructure and social services of the state beyond the expectation of both friends and opponents of his government. The governor, who spoke at a special ceremony at Obi Wali International Centre, Port Harcourt

Visit of Kuwaiti, Other Oil Investors Splits Ogoni Groups

A visit to Ogoniland by investors in oil exploration from Kuwait, Dubai and the United States has created suspicion and division between two major pan-Ogoni organizations. On Thursday, the Ogoni Liberation Initiative warned a factional President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, Sika Fegalo, from making utterances that could lead to

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