Hoteliers’ suit against LASG over hospitality tax adjourned till Jan. 17

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, further adjourned till January 17, 2019, for the hearing in a suit instituted by the Registered Trustees of Hotel Owners and Managers Association in Lagos, challenging the new Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant Consumption Laws of Lagos State. The suit, marked FHC/L/CS/360/2018, has the Attorney General of Lagos State and the Federal Inland Revenue Service as defendants. The hearing of the suit which was scheduled to today, was adjourned till new date following the absence of the judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa, who is said to…

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Court fixes Dec. 3 for hearing of MTN’s suit against FG

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, fixed December 3, to hear a suit by  MTN Nigeria Communication Ltd, against the Attorney General of the Federation, over alleged N242 billion and $1.3 billion import duties and withholding tax assessment. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke fixed the date for hearing of all pending applications, after counsel representing the parties had informed the court of their various application filed and served. On Thursday, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) alongside a host of other senior lawyers, appeared for MTN, while Mr T.A Gazali, a Chief State Counsel…

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We are focusing more attention on tourism as source of revenue – Gov. Lalong

Plateau state was once revered as one of the choicest destinations for relaxation, holidays, honeymoon and others in Nigeria because of its serene environment, pleasant weather and its warm hospitality. Jos the state capital used to be the breeding ground for young talents in football, music, movies and others until crisis impacted negatively on the city and its fortunes dwindled. Today, Governor Simon Bako Lalong is working assiduosly to change the narrative and bring Jos and the entire Plateau state back to its past glory using culture and tourism to…

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Court charges two brothers  with forgery

A 51 year-old, Alhaji Abdulfatai Abereoje and his younger brother, Jamiu Abereoje, 45, were today, arraigned before a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court, on charges bordering on conspiracy, felony, forgery, unlawful invasion and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace. The two brothers others said to be at large, according to the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos, allegedly conspired among themselves and forged a registered survey documents of Oko-Ado Community in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos state, in a bid to forcefully and unlawfully…

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Illegal importation of firearms: FG urges Court to dismiss defendants’ bail applications

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Wednesday November 7, urged a Federal High Court, Lagos, to dismiss bail applications filed be two businessmen, Ayogu Great James and Ifeuwa Moses Christ, who were charged before the court for unlawful importation of 1570 pump action rifle into the country. The two men alongside a limited liability company, Great James Oil and Gas Limited, locates at 1, Warehouse Road, Apapa, Lagos, were arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Saliu Saidu, on October 11 and 33, by the Nigeria Customs Services (NCS). They…

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Ghana Tourism signs 5 year MoU with organisers of Accra Weizo

Photo Caption: L-R: Organizer Akwaaba African Travel Market, Ikechi Uko; Marketing Director, Ghana Tourism Authority Madam Roberta; CEO Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman Ghana Tourism signs 5 year MoU with organisers of Accra Weizo The Ghana Tourism Authority has signed a 5 year Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with the organisers of Accra Weizo. The MoU which was signed at the World Travel Market in London is to jointly organise the successful Expo with the owners Akwaaba Travel Market. Accra Weizo has been organised in Ghana for 4 years now and…

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Cross River Garment factory to be launched during Carnival Calabar

The Cross River State government has concluded arrangements to launch its owned garment factory during this year’s Calabar Carnival. The recent unveiling of the new range of wears which included T-shirts, boxers, polo, shirts and trousers by the State government owned garment factory in partnership with Blue Ocean of India is in line with the state government’s cardinal vision of producing clothing that can compete with the best designs in the world. Speaking while inspecting the products at the Calabar Garment Factory, the governor, Prof Ben Ayade said he was…

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