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Today's Headlines: Buhari Regime To Sue Rivers And Lagos; 5 Dead In Jigawa Auto-crash

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VAT War: Buhari regime to sue Rivers, Lagos at Supreme Court

President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime is considering suing the governments of Rivers and Lagos at the Supreme Court to end the VAT war “once and for all,” says Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s attorney general of the federation.

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“But one thing of interest is the fact that the federal government had indeed taken cognisance of the fact that where there exists a dispute between a state and federal government, it is the Supreme Court that should naturally have the jurisdiction to determine the dispute between the state and the federation,” Mr Malami argued. “And we are taking steps to consider the possibility of instituting an action before the Supreme Court for the purpose of having this matter determined once and for all.”

The justice minister stated this in New York while speaking on the disagreement over VAT collection between FIRS, Rivers, and Lagos.

Five die in Jigawa auto accident, others injured

Five person were confirmed dead, while others sustained various degrees of injuries in a fatal motor accident in Taura Local Government, Jigawa State.

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An eyewitness told DAILY POST that the accident happened on Tuesday in a head on-collision, involving two Golf 3 wagon at Nomi village, along Kano-Gujungu road in Taura Local Government.

Spokesman of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, CSC Adamu Shehu confirmed the incident.

According to him, the fatal motor accident involved a Golf 3 wagon driven by one Alh. Kabiru Muhd, 55yrs who was coming from Gujungu to Taura and a Golf 3 wagon driven by 45 year Kailua Saudi of Kiri village who was coming from Kano to Gujungu.

BREAKING: FG considers fresh charges against Sunday Igboho

The Federal Government may file a fresh action against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (also known as Sunday Igboho), following the judgment of Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages in his favour.

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, told NAN in New York that the Federal Government may file fresh charges against the agitator.

The judge, Ladiran Akintola, had awarded the money as “an exemplary and aggravated damages” against the AGF and the Department of State Services, over the invasion of Igboho’s home in Ibadan on July 1.

However, Malami said the position of the Federal Government on the judgment was about “law and jurisdiction”.

OGUN: Gunmen abduct pregnant woman, two others, demand N30m ransom

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have kidnapped a pregnant woman and two others in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, demanding a ransom of N30 million.

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Vanguard gathered that the three persons were kidnapped on Sunday evening along Igbo-Ora-Sokoto road in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

It was further gathered that the victims paid a visit to their friend who resides at Rounda area of Abeokuta, the state capital when they were abducted.

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