The Governor of Katsina State has criticized some states in Southern Nigeria over their stance on Value added tax, vat collection. The states include: Rivers and Lagos States. According to the Governor both Lagos State and Rivers State are nothing without the north Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Governor Nyesom Wike want to take over the collection of vats in their states from the federal government.
According to a report from Sahara Reporters, the Sokoto, State Government has shut down telecommunications networks in 14 of the 23 local government areas of the state as part of the efforts to check banditry. Governor Aminu Tambuwal announced the measure on Monday. In an interview with the Voice of America Hausa Service, Tambuwal said the state secured approval from the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isah Pantami, before enforcing the ban on Monday.
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The Governor of President Muhammadu Buhari's State, Aminu Masari of Katsina State openly declared that the Governors such as Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State who are fighting for states to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) are jokers. Image credit: Daily Post
As the fight against banditry by the military is garnering momentum, bandits have been at the mercy of soldiers. Their camps are constantly bombarded by the Nigerian Air Force. The closing of markets and shutting down of telecom bases in some northwestern states has made bandits go short of ideas.
Any child that says his mother will not sleep, also won't have a place to sleep. That is the summary of how the military is giving bandits in Zamfara and Katsina State The right food they deserve to embrace peace with the people and stop terrorizing their lives and properties.
Officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested and paraded a 20-year-old suspect, Abubakar Sani, in connection to the crime of banditry. The Spokesperson for the Katsina State Command of the NSCDC, Muhammed Adbara, made some revelations concerning the suspect while addressing the press.
It is no longer news that the Lagos and Rivers State governments had recently adopted the decision to start collecting VAT in their states as a way of encouraging fiscal federalism and boosting the rate of economic developments in their states, although the Abuja Appeal Court had some days ago halted the implementation of the law in both states.
Amid the controversy surrounding the VAT collection process which has already been adopted by the Lagos and Rivers State governments and recently got the endorsement of the Southern Governors Forum, the able governor of Katsina State, Sir Aminu Bello Masari has come out in a report from Daily Trust to comment on the development.
A man who stole a government vehicle parked inside the premises of a mosque during Friday's Jumat service and fled with it has been arrested by the operatives of the Katsina State Police Command, the command announced on Monday, September 13. The man, whose name was given as Hayatu Bashir, was said to have stolen the Hilux pick-up vehicle belonging to the Katsina State Standing Committee on Improvement of Farmers/Herders Relationship in Katsina State inside the Jumat mosque at GRA in Katsina, the state capital.
The Governor of Katsina State, Bello Masari, has criticized Lagos and Rivers States over their Stand on Tax Revenue collection. He revealed that they are nothing Without the North and other states. Masari said the two, Rivers and Lagos States would not have tremendous incomes without commitments from different states.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed that members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria are cooperating with the Ondo state government on programmes implemented following the ban on open grazing in the state. During his interview with Ruben Abati on Arise News, Akeredolu stated that the concerned individuals should know that the Ondo State government is not taking the issue lightly.
Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State has stated that the North provides the demand that makes Lagos what it is. Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, Masari made this claim while noting that no state can survive in isolation. He said this after Lagos and Rivers States insisted on the collection of Value Added Tax, (VAT), especially after a ruling by the Rivers division of the Federal High Court which held that the FIRS had no constitutional backing to collect taxes in the state.
[Babajide Kolade-Otitoju/ Credit: Google] In a recent interview on TVC, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju, expressed his thoughts on the activities of bandits in the North-East and their recent pleas for a truce between them and the Nigerian government. Here's what Babajide Kolade-Otitoju said: "At this time, bandits are asking for a truce and they've spoken to governors who in the time past had spoken with them hoping that they would change their ways, but these Governors are tired.
A 33-year-old male suspect, Hayatu, has been arrested for stealing a vehicle that belongs to the Katsina state government. The Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina State, SP Gambo Isah, revealed some details concerning the suspect while adding that the suspect still has an ongoing case in a court of law regarding a similar case.
Twenty Katsina State kidnap victims rescued in Zamfara on Friday were reunited with their families on Saturday evening. On Friday night, security personnel rescued the victims in Zamfara State from a bandits' camp where they were being held. Dr.Inuwa Muhammed, Secretary to the Katsina State Government, who received the victims in Katsina from Zamfara State officials, revealed that they (the victims) had received necessary medical attention prior to their transfer to Katsina.
Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has stated that Lagos and Rivers cannot boast of sustaining their economy without inputs from other states. Masari stated this in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust while disagreeing with Governor Nyesom Wike and Jide Sanwo-Olu, on their decision to collect Value Added Tax (VAT).
It has been reported that bandits who fled Zamfara State are now fleeing southwards after the onslaught on the bandits by the Nigerian Army. (Photo Credit - Google) Recall that Zamfara and Katsina State governments have closed down many markets in their states and the communication network has been shut down by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Katsina State Government has said it will continued to provide environment for investors towards ensuring the continued industrial and economic development of the state as both the Federal government and the state government pledge commitment to the realization of three major projects in Katsina state. The projects include the Funtua Textile and Garment Park, Medical Hub in Funtua and the Funtua Inland Dry Port.
Katsina State Government has reassured of its resolve to collaborate with other governmental organizations and private bodies toward infrastructural and economic development of the state. The State Deputy Governor, Qs Mannir Yakubu gave the assurance when he visited the headquarters of Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) in Abuja.
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End communications shutdown, SERAP to Buhari Photo Credit: Punch Newspaper Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), to reverse the suspension of internet and telecommunication networks in Zamfara State, and 13 local government areas of Katsina State.