Many Governors have spoken out on the ongoing crisis over who has the right to collect Value Added Tax between the Federal Inland Revenue Service and the state governments. Photo credit: Vanguard Since the VAT crisis started, many influential political players have spoken on the issue. While some political players spoke against the idea of state administration of VAT because of its negative consequences on states with low taxes, some political players have commended the idea and believed it is the way to go.
According to People's Gazette, Governor Kayode Fayemi has asked the Supreme Court Led by Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to accelerate its decision on the controversies surrounding Value Added Tax collection. (Photo Credit: People's Gazette) The chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), said governors were currently looking at the legal and policy implication of the issue as they await the apex court’s decision on VAT controversies.
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.
The clash between states and the federal government over the issue of who should collect the Value Added Tax (VAT) is still lingering. Image credit: BBC Leading that move to stop the federal government from collecting VAT in states is Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Since Emeka Ihedioha was removed as the Executive Governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court about 18 months ago, many of his followers and admirers have continued to pray and hope that a miracle should happen for him to be reinstated as the duly elected Governor of Imo State.
(Photos Credit: Google) 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.
Amid the controversy surrounding the recently halted VAT collection law which the Lagos and Rivers State governments had earlier tried to implement in their states, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami in a recent report from Sahara Reporters has come to disclose how the Federal government is getting ready to sue both state governments over the issue.
It is no longer news that the issue of who should collect Value Added Tax, VAT between the states and the federal government agency, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS has been taken to the apex court, the Supreme Court for the final verdict after FIRS appealed for the case.
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(Photos Credit: Google) VAT War: Rivers takes FIRS to Supreme Court The Rivers government has approached the Supreme Court to challenge the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal’s order preventing it from collecting VAT in the state. (Photos Credit: People Gazette)
The issue of VAT (Value Added Tax) has raised a lot of arguments between the federal government and some state governors within the country. It's important to recall that a federal high court in Port Harcourt gave a judgement that FIRS (Federal Inland Revenue Service) should stop collecting VAT in some states within the country.
Detained Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo AKA Sunday Igboho has been at loggerhead with the Federal Government over his detention and the alleged raiding of his house by the DSS. However, reports from Sahara Reporters has confirmed that the Oyo State High Court ordered the Nigerian Government to pay the sum of #20 billion to him for damages.
The battle as to who should collect VAT is getting interesting as the Rivers State Government under the leadership of Governor Nyesom Wike has approached the Supreme Court. Photo Credit: Vanguard According to Vanguard newspaper, Rivers State wants the apex court to set aside the injunction of the Abuja division of the Appeal Court which asked both Rivers State Government and the Federal Inland Revenue which is an agency of the Federal Government to maintain status quo.
Mr. Nyesom Wike has made Nigerian political system to have a new dimension. He has dragged the Federal Government before the Supreme Court over the sole issue of Valued Added Tax which he said Rivers State Government would now be collecting. The question that readily comes to one's mind is "can Wike really defeat federal government over the VAT issue?
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The Rivers State Government has filed a case against the FG over the collection VAT seeking disbandment of the Appeal Court judgment to maintain the status quo According to a report, the Rivers State Government through its Attorney General has approached the Supreme Court to disband the ruling by the Appeal Court to maintain the status quo on the collection of VAT.
Rivers govt drags FG to Supreme Court over VAT revenue Photo Credit: Vanguard Nigeria Rivers State government, through its Attorney-General, has gone to the Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal that ordered it to maintain status quo on the collection of Value Added Tax, VAT, pending the determination of an appeal that was lodged by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.
The battlefield of the ongoing VAT war between the Rivers State and the federal governments has shifted to the Supreme Court. The Rivers State government is challenging the ruling of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal which ordered that both parties should maintain the status quo pending when the court decides otherwise.
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The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has reportedly, disclosed amount of money, paid to judicial officials as monthly salaries in Nigeria. According to her, the Chief Justice of Nigeria earns a net pay of 279,497 naira monthly, while other justices on the Supreme Court bench, earn 206,425 naira.
Amotekun Seizes 180 Cows. The Ondo State Security Network Agency, known as Amotekun Corps, has arrested three herders and as well seized 180 cows for flouting the Anti-open Grazing Law of the State. Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria The cows and the herders were arrested on Tuesday, at the Oke-Ala axis of Akure, the state capital after the herdsmen were sighted within the area with the cows.