Saturday, September 18, 2021

Rights

September 16, 2021

VAT: FIRS seeks shutout of Lagos from appeal, court reserves ruling

Lagos state is seeking to be joined in the VAT suit by FIRS but the latter want the court to block the application.

FIRS chairman, Muhammad M. Nami and Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo
September 16, 2021

CAR: UN sends away Gabon peacekeepers for sexually abusing girls, women

UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has sent away all Gabonese military units from the Central African Republic (CAR) over sexual abuse allegations.

September 15, 2021

Malami to 36 state governments: Stamp Duty Act gives me power to collect remittances

Mr Malami insists that the Stamp Duty Act mandates him to recover all stamp duty funds.

Nigeria's Attorney General, Abubakar Malami and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi
September 15, 2021

Sanwo-Olu ignores Appeal Court order as Lagos goes ahead to collect VAT

“Yes, we have put some machinery in place,” Mr Omotoso told The Gazette. “And we will go ahead to collect VAT.”

Lagos State governor, Babajide-Sanwo-Olu and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike
September 15, 2021

VAT War: Rivers takes FIRS to Supreme Court

Rivers wants the Supreme Court to order that the substantive appeal by FIRS be heard and determined by a fresh panel of the Court of Appeal.

Governor Wike and president Buhari
September 14, 2021

Jonathan, Johnson-Sirleaf, other African leaders for AfBA conference

The 2018 Nobel Prize winner from DR Congo, Denis Mukwege, is the keynote speaker.

Goodluck Jonathan and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
September 14, 2021

I’m not at NAPTIP to ‘rock the boat’, says Buhari appointee Waziri-Azi

Fatima Waziri-Azi, the new director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says she is not at the agency to “rock the boat.”

September 13, 2021

Lagos police name officer who killed 18-year-old Mosurat Ojuade

During a condolence visit to the family, the police said the killer policeman was undergoing an orderly room trial.

Hakeem Odumosu, Monsurat Ojuade
September 13, 2021

Nigeria’s Judiciary worst paid in Africa: Appeal Court President

While the Chief Justice of Nigeria earns N279,000 every month, the Judges of the Appeal Court get paid N166,000.

Monica Dongban-Mensem, Tanko Muhammad
September 13, 2021

Twitter says engagement with Buhari regime respectful, productive

The statement comes a day after the controversial ban hit 100 days, with rights activists expressing fears that the regime was not in a hurry to rescind its action.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey