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South-South Govs to Join VAT Suit

South-South Govs to Join VAT Suit

Governors of South-South have declared that they would join the suit currently before the Supreme Court of Nigeria over collection of Value Added Tax, VAT, between Federal Inland Service (FIRS) and Rivers State. The governors made the declaration after a meeting of the council of the BRACED (an acronym representing the region’s six states of

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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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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

Jega Can’t Stop This Army

“My vote must count,” echoed an angry elderly man driven to hysteria by Attahiru Jega’s disenfranchisement of millions of Lagosians. As he spoke at the verification and registration centre at St. Kizito School, Iju Ishaga, hundreds of disenfranchised others joined and changed it into a song. As they chanted their resolve to challenge INEC, the

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