Court of Appeal stops Rivers and Lagos from collecting VAT

A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has stopped the governments of Rivers and Lagos from collecting Value Added Taxes (VAT), pending the determination of an appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The appellate court which said

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Lagos applies to join Rivers state as co-respondent in FIRS’ appeal against a high court ruling for states to collect VAT

The Lagos State Government has applied to join Rivers state as co-respondent in the Federal Inland Revenue Services’ appeal against a high court ruling for states to collect Value Added Tax. Lagos state filed the application on Friday September 10,

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Rivers VAT is not for Abuja people and I don’t care if heaven falls – Governor Wike warns oil companies as he threatens to take over FIRS offices in Rivers state

Governor Nyesom Wike has threatened to take over offices of the Federal Inland Revenue Services in Rivers state over an alleged “bullying”. Wike who addressed Shell Petroleum Development Company and other representatives of oil companies and business owners in the

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I am not against anybody agitating but it shouldn’t be violent – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike has said that he is not against anyone agitating over any grieviance they have. The Rivers state Governor who said this during a visit by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, maintained that such

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Eight Boat Travelers Abducted in Rivers

Eight persons traveling via a passenger boat have been kidnapped along the Kula-Abonrma waterway in Rivers State. Confirming their abduction, the Rivers Chairman, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Jonah Jumbo said the victims were abducted this morning July 19,

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Governor Wike Lifts Night Curfew in Rivers State

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has lifted the night curfew imposed on the state. The Governor made the announcement during a state-wide broadcast on Tuesday, July 6, saying lifting of the curfew will take effect from Wednesday, July 7,

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Nigeria is on life support, Governors are being attacked even on the road like other citizens – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has yet again spoken up against the increased insecuriy witnessed across the country. The Rivers state Governor who was paid a thank-you- visit by the Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers of Ogoni nationality at

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Governor Wike Imposes Curfew in Rivers State After Killing of Security Operatives

Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed a nighttime curfew at all exit and entry points of the state, few days after gunmen killed security personnel in some parts of Rivers state. Wike in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday April 27, said

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Customs Confirm Killing of Three of Its Personnel in Rivers State

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has confirmed that three of its personnel were killed by gunmen in Rivers State. Spokesperson for Zone C, Custom’s Federal Operations Unit, Mr Jerry Atta said the officers were attacked by armed men on Saturday

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