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Today's Headlines: Publish Names Of Suspected N6trn Looters-SERAP Tells Buhari; SANs Tackle Malami

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Publish names of suspected looters of N6trn NDDC funds, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN to widely publish the names of those indicted in the alleged misappropriation of over N6 trillion in the running of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2000 and 2019, as documented in the recent Forensic Audit Report on NDDC.”

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SERAP also urged him “to direct Mr Malami and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to promptly bring to justice anyone suspected to be responsible for the missing N6 trillion, and to fully recover any misappropriated public funds.”

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SANs Tackle Malami, Insist VAT Not on Exclusive List

Senior lawyers yesterday faulted the claim by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), that the Value Added Tax (VAT) is on the Exclusive Legislative List.

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In an interview in New York, Malami was quoted as saying that no state has the power to lay claim to the collection of the VAT across the federation.

“A lot has precluded the state from collecting value-added tax. One, generally speaking, as you rightly know, the issue of the Value-Added Tax is an issue on the Exclusive Legislative List,” Malami said.

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“And the implication of being in Exclusive Legislative List matter is that only the National Assembly can legislate on it. The question that you may perhaps wish to address your mind on is whether there exists any national legislation that has conferred the power on the state to collect VAT. And my answer is ‘no’.

ISWAP: Monguno condemns attack on military convoy, sympathizes with victims

The member representing Marte, Monguno and Nganzai federal constituency, who is the Chief Whip, Rt. Hon Mohammed Tahir Monguno has on Sunday condemned Boko Haram/ISWAP ambush on a military convoy that took place between Marte- Dikwa axis at the weekend in Borno state. 

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He also sympathized with victims, including members of the Civilian Joint Task Force who sustained various degrees of injuries and condoled those who lost their husbands/relatives in the ambush, even as he prayed Allah to grant eternal rest to the souls of the departed.

Vanguard had yesterday reported from locals that dozens of military troops relived for a pass from Marte Local Government Area was on their way to Maiduguri last Friday before they were ambushed by suspected members of Boko Haram linked to ISWAP group, who fired Rocket Launchers on gun trucks, killing several soldiers and few members of Civilian JTF, while several others sustained various degrees of injuries.

2023: We’ve adequate structures to successfully e-transmit election results – INEC insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in its strongest defence of e-transmission of election results, says it has developed adequate structures and processes that can ensure the successful transmission of election results electronically.

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The commission disclosed this in its “Position Paper No.1/2021 Electronic Transmission of Election” released on Saturday, in Abuja.

The commission stated that the available national infrastructures, including mobile network coverage, were adequate to provide for electronic transmission of election results.

NASS to review federal agencies’ laws to curb misappropriation

The National Assembly may soon embark on a massive review of the laws that established most of the federal agencies’ in order to curb alleged misappropriation of funds by some of their chief executives.

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Solomon Adeola, disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja.

He said the action became necessary following reports that some heads of agencies pay outrageous salaries not recommended by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission.

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