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Lagos Govt Tells Northern Govs To Allow Supreme Court Decide On VAT

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The Lagos State Government has said only the Supreme Court has the right to settle the question of whether states or the Federal Government should collect the Value Added Tax.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, said this on Tuesday in reaction to the statement made by Northern Governors Forum, rejecting the collection of VAT by states.

He said, “I think what the Northern Governors are trying to do is to confuse administrative convenience with constitutionality. First, let me say that they have a right to their opinion; it is all a matter of free speech. But beyond the debate, there is the constitutionality of it which the Supreme Court is being asked to make a pronouncement on.

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“No matter the sentiment that anybody may have, the question remains – and this is what the Supreme Court is being asked to look into – who has the authority to collect the Value-Added Tax, is it the Federal Government or the state? And until there is a pronouncement on that, it is wrong for anybody to just give his administrative convenience for constitutionality.

Lagos Govt Tells Northern Govs To Allow Supreme Court Decide On VAT

“In other words, the Supreme Court only has the right to settle the question of who should collect the VAT. The question is not whether it is convenient or not; because if something is not convenient, that should not take away the constitutionality of it, and it is this constitutionality that the Supreme Court is asked to pronounce on.

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“And it is not a matter of sentiment; it is a matter of legality, the law and justice. The law is not interested in sympathy; it is only interested in the law. So what are the provisions of the law in regards to collection of VAT? That is what the Supreme Court has to pronounce on.

“Whenever we are talking about collection of VAT, whether it is convenient for states or not, when they get to that bridge, they will cross it. The question remains who has the right to collect it.”

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Reps Deputy Minority Whips, Adekoya To Be Installed As ‘Otunba Gbadegoroye’ Of Isara Kingdom

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……AS AREMO EBUMAWE OF AGO-IWOYE IS HONORED BY THE ODEMO IN COUNCIL AS OTUNBA GBADEGOROYE OF ISARA KINGDOM

Good things do not only come to those who wait as the saying goes. Auspicious recognition, honour, and rewards come to those who serve diligently and relentlessly.

The house of representatives deputy minority whips, Rt Hon Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya is set to be installed as the ‘Otunba Gbadegoroye’ of Isara Kingdom in Eastern part of Ogun state.

This, perhaps is the right description that befits Rt. Hon. Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya, the Deputy Minority Whip, House of Representatives, 9th Assembly, who is also the Aremo Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, as he is set to be conferred with the prestigious Chieftancy title of *OTUNBA GBADEGOROYE of Isara-Remo,* Ogun State, by His Royal Majesty, the Odemo of Isara and the Odemo in Council. He, Rt. Hon. Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya is a prominent Prince of the ERINSIBA Ruling House of Isara Remo.

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For the People’s Representative, the nomination, which he has since accepted, defines honour and rewards for service and commitment to sociopolitical responsibilites especially as such Chieftancy Title is coming from outside of his Federal Constituency and immediate environment of influence and operations.

The multiple titles holder, who is a Crown Prince, wishes to assure the Odemo of Isara, the *ERINSIBA Ruling House,* Odemo in Council, the good people of Isara Remo, his own Constituents, Ogun State people and humanity in general that this title which could not have come at a better time, will further reinforce and energize him to do more for mankind and society. After all, to whom much is given, much is equally expected.

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Police Recruitment: Kaduna Command Announces Venues For CBT

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The Kaduna State Police Command is informing the general public particularly those who participated in the 2020 Physical and Credential Screening Exercise that, the Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with the Police Service Commission will be concluding the ongoing 2020 recruitment exercise of Ten Thousand (10,000) Police Constables into the service of the Nigeria Police Force.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige.

To this effect, the Command enjoined all applicants to check their names in the comprehensive list pested at the Police Command Headquarters Bida Road Kaduna.

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Successful candidates are to print out their examination slip which must be presented during the Computer Based Test Examination scheduled for Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th October, 2021 at the following centers
* Dambo International College Barnawa
* Sardauna Memorial College (SMC) and
* Iya Abubakar CBT Center, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

The Command reiterated that the recruitment exercise is absolutely free of charge and without any pecuniary obligation, and warns all and sundry to desist from any form of extortion, as anybody found wanting will be sanctioned accordingly.

The Commissioner of Police CP Mudassiru Abdullahi psc (+) while wishing applicants successful exams, assures them of adequate security coverage before, during and after the exercise.

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Nigerian Air Force Vehicle Illegally Using BRT Lane Kills Young Artist In Lagos

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He was knocked down by the military vehicle illegally using a BRT lane on Ikorodu Road while he was on his way to work.

The Nigerian Air Force vehicle, violating the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Law in Lagos State, has allegedly killed a 31-year-old professional dancer, Ifeanyin Kalu.

According to popular stage actor, Segun Adefila, the deceased was knocked down by the military vehicle illegally using a BRT lane on Ikorodu Road while he was on his way to work.

Ifeanyin’s lifeless body was said to be in the mortuary of NAF hospital in Lagos, while his mother’s body was in another mortuary in the same state.

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Sources said his mother, Mrs Oluchi Kalu, died of cardiac arrest in August 2021.

They added that the Air Force offered the family N200,000 towards Ifeanyin’s burial.

Nigerian Air Force Vehicle Illegally Using BRT Lane Kills Young Artist In Lagos

“Ifeanyin was a young Nigerian artist who was diminutive in stature but gigantic in strides. His life was one huge struggle for survival without a thought for crime but through a dint of hard work,” Adefila posted on Facebook.

“He was a prominent member of the Bariga Artists Forum (BAF) and Guild of Nigerian Dance Practitioners (GONDP). He was also a founding member of Dachrismofa Art Troupe and an alumnus of Feetprints Africa and the assistant director of Kings and Queens Art Academy- a children focused theatre group.

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“His creative energy lit up every gathering he attended. Born on the 15th of July 1990, Ifeanyi was the second son of his economically disadvantaged family and the fourth child. He was a major breadwinner of the family, a bread not only rarely gotten but also never buttered.

“Their mother and matriarch of the Kalu clan passed on on the 27th of August 2021. On October 20, 2021, Ifeanyin’s life was cut short on the express way of Ikorodu Road. He lived with his aged father and 6 siblings and left them at home on that fateful day for a job he just secured. He was on his way to a school (Temple Schools, Ilupeju) where he was helping to teach the pupils cultural dance and music.

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“A Nigerian Air Force vehicle traveling on a BRT lane knocked him down. Ifeanyin’s body is still in the Nigerian Air Force base mortuary. Ifeanyin’s mum is also still in another mortuary. His bereaved family who are definitely inconsolable at the moment also stands the risk of not getting any form of tangible compensation from those whose vehicle knocked him down.”

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