Editorial

VAT Collection: How History, Law Favour States

Although the Sales Tax Law which metamorphosed into Value Added Decree of 1993 was not repealed, when the government of General Ibrahim Babangida saw the tax as a veritable source of revenue from the states, they did not bother to lay the necessary legislative foundation but rather promised the states …

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Constitution Of Board: Not Problem Of NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was established in the year 2000 by the administration of former President Olusegen Obasanjo with the sole mandate of developing the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. However, twenty one years after, the hopes of the region have been dashed as they are yet to …

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Mali: Between Bad Governance And Military Intervention

The military intervened in the governance of Mali on Tuesday by ousting the administration of President Ibrahim Keita, who was accused of failing to live up to the legitimate expectations of the citizens. Without leaving any one in doubt, the military have promised to set up a transition administration that …

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Irony In Labour’s Demand For Removal Of Head Of Service In Rivers State

(By Iheanyi Ezinwo) – One of the grounds upon which the organized labour in Rivers state are currently threatening indefinite strike against the Rivers State Government was the retention of Barr. Rufus Godwins, the Head of Service, who according to them had retired last year. They want him removed as …

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Protest Against Abba Kyari: Misdirected Aggression

(By Iheanyi Ezinwo) – Nigerians were awoken Tuesday to reports of protests in Abuja by some persons demanding the sack of Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, over alleged overbearing influence on the administration. While we concede that the protesters have the right, in a democracy, to …

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