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Senior Lawyers Tackle Malami, Insist VAT Not on Exclusive List

Senior lawyers yesterday faulted the claim by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), that the Value...

ICSAN’s Position Paper on Petroleum Industry Act 2021

INTRODUCTION  After about twenty years of efforts to produce a modern-day petroleum industry law that does not only...

Power of the FIRS to Access Taxpayers’ Servers and Other Matters: Examining the Contentious...

The Grey Matter Concept Introduction On May 31, 2021, the Federal High Court (the “Court”) issued a Practice Direction titled the: Federal High Court of...

Legal Implications of the COVID-19 Vaccine: A Breach of Human Rights?

By Fowowe Adetomiwa Isaac Introduction It is not gainsaid that the world was caught unawares by the coronavirus (COVID-19) which consequently resulted to a global pandemic...

Issues in the VAT Legal Tango

By Onikepo Braithwaite Last week, I read a news report in which the Gombe State Commissioner for Finance appealed to Lagos and Rivers State to...

Aborted Judicial Intervention in Nigeria’s Election Disputes

By Ngozi Olehi The 1999 Constitution makes elaborate provisions for settlement of disputes between persons, between government and citizens and between States as well as between...

VAT Collection: Preliminary Thoughts on Mr. Okutepa SAN’s Article

By Oladeji Benjami Olalekan (i) The Learned SAN failed to relate his intervention in his article with the findings of the judgment delivered by Federal...

AG Rivers v FIRS: Taking the Wind Out of the Sails of Eko Hotels’...

 By Olatunde Cole  The collection and administration of Value Added Tax (VAT) in Nigeria was until very recently a settled issue as taxpayers were left...

Conflicting Court Judgements, and NJC’s Intervention as Medicine After Death

By Magnus Onyibe While it has long been suspected by Nigerians that court judgements are often given in favour of the highest bidder, a series...

Value Added Tax (VAT): Conflict and Resolving Question of Unbalanced Fiscal Federalism

Value Added Tax (VAT) is the tax levied by the Federal Government (FG) on products and services. Essentially, the VAT, otherwise referred to as...