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VAT: Reason Governor Wike's Argument Can Work Against Him In The Supreme Court

In the upcoming Supreme Court case between Governor Nyesom Wike and the FIRS, over the issue of the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT), there are two possible outcomes. On one hand, there is the chance that the court will rule against the Governor and grant the Federal Government the right to collect VAT.

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VAT: Reason Governor Wike's Argument Can Work Against Him In The Supreme Court

POLITICS

Opinion: Why Northern Legislature May Be Against The Bill To Alter Item 39, Part 1 of the 1999 Constitution

The Federal House of Representatives is about to pass a bill to alter item 39, Part 1 of the Second Schedule of the 1999 Constitution as Amended, and move the item from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent Legislative List. The alteration could make the state governments responsible for managing their resources, mines, and minerals, including oil fields, oil mining, geological surveys, natural gas, and VAT.

  2 months ago ago
Opinion: Why Northern Legislature May Be Against The Bill To Alter Item 39, Part 1 of the 1999 Constitution

POLITICS

How Nigeria switched from regional system of government to federal system of government

The colonial system of government in Nigeria introduced centralization of power. So, from the time of Clifford till about 1939, powers of administration and government were centralised. In 1939, the Southern Protectorate was changed to a province, bringing the provinces to three. Photo credit: Seekpen

  1 month ago ago
How Nigeria switched from regional system of government to federal system of government

POLITICS

Opinion: Insistence Of SW Leaders On Creation Of New Constitution May Affect The Unity Of Country

The insistence of Southwest Leaders on the creation of new constitution shows the level of unity among the southwest Leaders but may not promote unity in the country. Recalled that the Yoruba Council of Elders have insisted that the The Government should create new constitution for the development of southwest, instead of amending the constitution.

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Opinion: Insistence Of SW Leaders On Creation Of New Constitution May Affect The Unity Of Country

JUSTICE

12 Fundamental Human Rights Every Nigerian Should Know.

Every Nigerian citizen must have heard or come across the Nigerian Constitution at one point in time or another. The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Part IV provides for the fundamental human rights of all its citizens. These rights are put in place to make sure that every citizen is treated equally and can enjoy the basics of life.

  3 months ago ago
12 Fundamental Human Rights Every Nigerian Should Know.

MILITARY

OPINION: Does Buhari Have Sole Right To Grant Amnesty To Boko Haram Terrorists Who Surrendered?

In the past few months, some members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have laid down their arms and surrendered to the Nigerian government. Over three thousand members of the terrorist group surrendered to troops of the Nigerian military force. Amongst those who surrendered are top soldiers of the terrorist along with their wives and families.

  2 months ago ago
OPINION: Does Buhari Have Sole Right To Grant Amnesty To Boko Haram Terrorists Who Surrendered?

POLITICS

How the local government got it's autonomous powers in Nigeria

The autonomy of local government is all about the independence of the powers of the local government. It is the liberty of the local government in Nigeria to control, recruit and even supervise the works of its own workers without the intervention of the federal or state government.

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How the local government got it's autonomous powers in Nigeria

POLITICS

How Nigerian Army complied with Nigeria's Constitution following Chiwetalu Agu's release

Actor Chiwetalu Agu Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters Yesterday afternoon, it was made known that a popular Nigerian actor, Chiwetalu Agu was apprehended by security operatives in Onitsha, Anambra State, after he was caught wearing the outfit of the already proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra to give alms to the needy and according to the news that was published by recognized news platforms in Nigeria this afternoon, it was made known that the actor has already been released back.

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How Nigerian Army complied with Nigeria's Constitution following Chiwetalu Agu's release

POLITICS

Why House of Reps Described President Buhari's Appointment Of FCC Chairman and Secretary As Abusive

It had never been recorded in the history of Nigeria that one part of the country is favoured with the vast majority of important Federal appointments and distribution of projects as in the current dispensation. In spite of numerous complaints and criticism, President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to exhibit tendencies boarding on nepotism in his Federal appointments, which is totally against the Federal Character provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigerian, as amended.

  2 months ago ago
Why House of Reps Described President Buhari's Appointment Of FCC Chairman and Secretary As Abusive

JUSTICE

Do you know you are entitled to these rights if you are arrested or detained?

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria provides in Section 34 (2) (3) (4) (5) and (6) for the rights of a Nigerian citizen that is arrested or detained. However, it dampens the spirit to discover that most people might not be acquainted with some of the laws that have been put in place for their protection.

  3 months ago ago
Do you know you are entitled to these rights if you are arrested or detained?

POLITICS

The Northern Governors Rejection Of Power Shift In 2023, The Right Step In The Right Direction

Following a report by The Nation newspaper. The northern governors and traditional rulers have met in Kaduna to reject the call for power shift by the southern governors. According to the northern governors and traditional rulers, the call for power shift is unconstitutional as it contravenes the 1999 constitution as amended.

  2 months ago ago
The Northern Governors Rejection Of Power Shift In 2023, The Right Step In The Right Direction

SOCIETY

Abia State Releases Statement Regarding Nnamdi Kanu's Arrest

The Abia state government revealed they are monitoring the situation with the leader of the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who is currently in detention in Nigeria. This was revealed in a statement signed by the Abia State's Commissioner of Information, John Kalu.

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Abia State Releases Statement Regarding Nnamdi Kanu's Arrest

POLITICS

Today's Headlines:El-rufai Laments Over 1999 Constitution, Nigeria Needs Competent President-Bakare

Photo Credit: Google El-rufai Laments Over 1999 Constitution Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has blamed the 1999 Constitution for the state’s inability to appoint more High Court judges. The Governor, who expressed hope that the ongoing constitutional review process will address the situation, said those who drafted the constitution foisted a unitary judiciary on a federation.

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Today's Headlines:El-rufai Laments Over 1999 Constitution, Nigeria Needs Competent President-Bakare

POLITICS

Senate Lists Conditions For Creation Of New States In Nigeria.

According to a report from Daily Trust, it was reported that the Senate has listed some conditions for the creation of new states in Nigeria. The National Assembly Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, had on numerous occasions received many requests beseeching the creation of new states in Nigeria.

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Senate Lists Conditions For Creation Of New States In Nigeria.

POLITICS

House Of Reps Set To Pass Bill For States To Collect VAT

The House of Representatives is set to pass a bill for the collection of Value Added Tax by State Governments. The bill was said to be sponsored by two members in Honourables John Dyegh and Hassan Usman Sokodabo. The bill was titled: ''An Act to Alter 39, Part 1 of the Second Shedule of the 1999 Constitution as Amended to Subsistute and Move the Item from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent Legislative List.''

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House Of Reps Set To Pass Bill For States To Collect VAT

POLITICS

House of Reps set to pass Bill for States to collect VAT

The Nigerian House of Representatives has made a move to pass a Bill for the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) by State governments. This is a law that will back states’ battle to collect Value Added Taxes, VAT, and also give them their right to mine and control their resources.

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House of Reps set to pass Bill for States to collect VAT

POLITICS

Nigeria’s House of Representatives Set To Pass Bill That Will Empower States Collect Value-Added Tax

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is now making moves to pass a Bill that will allow the state governments to collect value added tax (VAT). According to report from Politics Nigeria, Hassan Usman Sokodabo and John Dyegh, members of the House of Representatives sponsored the bill, which is titled, "An Act to Alter 39, Part 1 of the Second Schedule of the 1999 Constitution as Amended to Substitute and Move the Item from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent Legislative List."

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Nigeria’s House of Representatives Set To Pass Bill That Will Empower States Collect Value-Added Tax

POLITICS

Senate Committee Has Proposed The Creation Of 20 More States In The Country

The movement for more states in the country is about to move into a new phase. This follows the Senate Committee on Constitutional Review's proposal that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) organize a referendum on 20 new states. The committee's decision was reached after analyzing many considerations, including the potential of civilian governance to create states, according to The Nation.

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Senate Committee Has Proposed The Creation Of 20 More States In The Country

JUSTICE

Sunday Igboho Sues FG over House invasion

Yomi Alliyu (SAN), Igboho’s Lawyer had claim that his client was facing Abnormal treatment, as his legs and hands Are Chained like an animal in police custody. Yomi Alliyu Said: “The invasion and malicious destruction of the applicant’s residence and properties at about 1am to 3am by the 2nd and 3rd respondents is a violation of the applicant’s fundamental human right to his privacy and that of his home and guided by sections 37, 43 and 44 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights

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Sunday Igboho Sues FG over House invasion

POLITICS

INEC disagrees with Nass, says electronic transmission of Elections results is possible

photo credit,punch newspaper There have been a series of rejections of e- transmission of election results by the National Assembly due to some reasons that are best known to them. In every civilized nation, the use of technology will be logical in the strengthening of democracy in Nigeria.

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INEC disagrees with Nass, says electronic transmission of Elections results is possible