Today's Headlines: Another Nationwide strike Looms- ASUU warns, Rivers Govt Drags FG to Supreme Court Over VAT

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Another Nationwide strike looms

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday, said it might be compelled to embark on another strike if the Federal Government failed to implement the December 22, 2020 Memorandum of Action signed with it prior to the suspension of the last strike.

The Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Benin, Prof. Fred Esumeh, told newsmen while speaking on ‘Another Inevitable Round of Crisis in Nigerian Universities.’

Esumeh who did not disclose when the strike would commence, said they awaited the decision of the national body to give the directive.

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Rivers Govt drags FG to Supreme Court over VAT revenue

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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 State, in its nine grounds of appeal, a copy of which was sighted by Vanguard on Tuesday, is praying the apex court to order that the substantive appeal by the FIRS, marked CA/PH/282/2021, and all other processes therein, be heard and determined by a new panel of the Court of Appeal.

Aside from the FIRS, the Attorney-General of the Federation was cited as Respondents in the appeal that Rivers State entered through its team of lawyers led by Emmanuel Ukala, SAN.

Kano Sharia Court officials loot N345 million

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Officials of Kano State Sharia Court have allegedly stolen around N345 million said to have been deposited with the court as part of pending inheritance cases.

Freedom Radio in Kano reported that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission had already commenced investigation into the matter. 

Kano Sharia Court Grand Khadi Tijjani Yakasa also confirmed the incident, with the court’s secretary Haruna Khalil saying a probe panel had been raised, Freedom Radio said.

Sit-at-home not biting south-east governors, we have food to eat - Umahi

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David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says the sit-at-home trend in the south-east affects the residents and not the governors.

He described the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as “war brought by the people upon themselves”.

Umahi said the governors have tried their best to encourage the residents to stop complying with the order.

He spoke on Tuesday in Ebonyi state capital, during the inauguration of his senior special adviser on religion and welfare matters, Abraham Nwali, as the south-east chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Governor Ugwuanyi signs Enugu’s anti-open grazing bill into law

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has signed the anti-open grazing bill into law, at the Government House, Enugu.

The bill which is for a law to prohibit open grazing, regulate cattle ranching, and for connected purposes was recently passed by the Enugu State House of Assembly.

Recall that the Leader of the House, Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, had explained after the passage of the bill, that it would be cited as the “Prohibition of Open Grazing and Cattle Ranching Law of Enugu State” after the governor’s assent.

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