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This is how state government Can tax Nigerians and get more revenue. – Osinbajo announced.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has challenged states in Nigeria to
explore ways of increasing their internal revenue generation and
boosting their agricultural production.Osinbajo urged states to do more to harness the entrepreneurial spirit
of Nigerians.The vice president stated this while delivering the keynote address at
the 18th Meeting of the Joint Planning Board (JPB) and National
Council on Development Planning (NCDP), in Asaba, Delta State capital.He said, “states must engage in careful and well-thought-out strategic
planning in order to articulate and implement priorities derived from
strategic thinking based on comparative advantages.”According to Osinbajo, the event themed, ‘State Fiscal Sustainability
and Economic Diversification in Nigeria’, reflected the common
commitment of the federal and state governments to work together in
planning the economic future of Nigeria and its people.“Our ultimate purpose is to create jobs and growth and as key economic
managers in the context of Nigeria’s fiscal federalism, it is
essential that we work collaboratively and in tandem. I am optimistic
that the deliberations of this council will contribute to achieving
these noble objectives, which will lead us closer to lifting the 100
million people that the president has promised that we will lift out
of poverty in the next 10 years,” he said.He added, “I propose three things for the consideration of this august
body as a means of increasing production and generating the revenues
at the state level. First, I would urge that states engage in careful
and well- thought out strategic planning in order to articulate and
implement priorities derived from strategic thinking and based on
comparative advantages.“Second, there is great scope for boosting agricultural production if
States choose two to three high-value crops/products to specialize in.
Such specialization will enable economies of scale in the provision of
support across the entire value chain of prepared land, seeds,
fertilizers, and pesticides, storage, processing and transportation,
marketing and sales. This also implies organizing the agro-allied
value chain from farm to table.“In a similar vein, states must take advantage of the entrepreneurial
spirit of Nigerians by empowering economic clusters and trade groups
through the provision of basic infrastructure and shared facilities.”Osinbajo noted that the current move of the federal government to
provide broadband connectivity for all by 2023 “will assist the states
productive base but they cannot charge fees for laying of broadband
infrastructure, which is like strangling the goose that will lay the
golden eggs”.However, he stated, “The complaint of many small businesses is the
multiplicity of levies and charges by state and local government
agencies. States should, in fact, invest in agencies that can help
small businesses comply with regulations and standards and access
credit. When the businesses grow and employ more they create taxable
profit and taxable employees.”The vice president, therefore, counselled state governors: “The key
thing is to think out of the box and utilize the opportunities that
are open to the state. Some would have advantages that can be readily
used in the area of tourism, others would be contiguous to major
economic centres like Lagos and Abuja which offer markets as well as
cheaper and more affordable land for residential and industrial
purposes.”Improving tax morale is also a very big part of the story as the
evidence shows that people do not feel obliged to pay taxes and they
justify this belief by asserting that they do not receive commensurate
services.”It would also be necessary for States to improve tax administration
and widen the tax net by making it easier for people to pay tax both
in terms of easier processes and lower levels of taxation.”

Now fans, is there still any need For tax in a country where no man is save, no job provision?

Let’s talk.

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Only few AFRICAN countries can boast of not corrupt. – V.P, Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that all African countries are corrupt and only few countries in the world can boast of not being corrupt.

Yemi Osinbajo who was represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Rule of Law, Office of the Vice President, Fatima Waziri-Azi at the launch of the FLAG’IT App said that corruption and illicit financial flows out of Africa has led to poverty and lack of development witnessed across the continent.

“The 2019 Global Corruption Barometer on African citizens’ views and experiences of corruption highlights that while most of the people surveyed in 35 countries felt that corruption had increased in their country, a majority equally felt that they, as citizens, could make a difference in the fight against corruption.

“Only a few countries in the world can claim to have a low level of corruption and none of these countries is in Africa.

“It doesn’t matter how much revenue a country generates or how transformed it is or how progressive its plans, corruption will ensure that majority of the people do not benefit from whatever gains are made, which is why despite the highest oil revenues in our history, debt doubled and poverty figures rose. This is why the major pillar of this administration’s socio-economic agenda is the fight against corruption” he said.

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Reasons – President M. Buhari didn’t hand over government to Osinbajo during visit to South Africa. (Court).

The Federal High Court in Lagos will on Monday hear a suit filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, challenging why President Muhammadu Buhari failed to hand over power to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, when he travelled to the United Kingdom from April 25, 2019 to May 5, 2019.

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), is joined in the suit.

Effiong, in the suit with number FHC/L/CS/763/2019, is asking the court to determine “whether in view of the extant provisions of Section 145 (1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), the President can validly proceed on vacation for any length of time without transmitting a written declaration to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to that effect, which will empower the Vice President to perform the functions of the President in an acting capacity.”

The lawyer also asked the court to determine whether the constitution or any other law permits the President to exercise presidential authority over the affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from any country outside the territorial jurisdiction of Nigeria except when the President was out of the country on official diplomatic engagements.

In his defense to the suit, Buhari and Malami stated that the time within which the President had to transmit a written declaration to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives is 21 days.

President Buhari also stated that his “private foreign trip” lasted for only nine days and did not exceed 21 days.

Buhari denied the claim of Effiong that his nine-day “private visit” to London was a vacation.

In their argument, lawyers to President Buhari argued that, “There is nowhere in the exhibits tendered by the plaintiff where it was stated that the President went on vacation.

“To hold that the said foreign trip amounted to vacation in the meaning and contemplation under section 145 (1) of the constitution will no doubt amount to speculation.”

Buhari equally asked the court in a preliminary objection to strike out the suit because the plaintiff lacks the locus standi to institute the case.

However, in a reply on points of law filed on Friday at the court in Ikoyi, Effiong said that, “If the arguments canvassed by the defendants is accepted by the court, the consequence will be that the mischief and lacuna which the National Assembly addressed and cured in 2010 following the death of late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua has been reinvented though the backdoor on account of the act of executive impunity and utter disregard for the constitution by the first defendant.”

The matter comes up at the court on Monday before Justice A. O Faji.

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9ja 59′ Yemi Osinbajo (VP) entertains independence guest plus stories of Nigerian swags. (Details)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, Ocotber 1st at a dinner organised in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, thrilled the guests with visual descriptions of attributes that make Nigerians outstanding.

Osinbajo, who spoke on a lighter note, said that one of the distinct attributes of the Nigerian person was the `Nigerian Swag.’

He described `Nigerian swag’ as that uniquely confident way that made Nigerians to stand out everywhere and in everything they did. Osinbajo, who got the guests laughing and clapping intermittently, cited the sport called Bobsled and presented a power point video of Nigerians girls dancing at the Winter Olympics.

“They thought only white people could do this because it is a winter sport; if you don’t have winter and snow in your country you can’t be a bobsled champion. Well, so they thought until the Nigerians came to the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang South Korea, three Nigerian girls.

Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga the first Africans in Bobsled at the Winter Olympics. They raced into history in style and they ended it with dance. “How else would you know that they are Nigerians.’’
He said that the World Cup came in May 2018; but well before the World Cup kicked off, Nigeria had started winning. Osinbajo recalled that when Nike released the design of Nigeria’s jersey called Naija in Feb. 2018, three million people pre-ordered the Jersey for 90 dollar a piece on line.

He said that eventually thousands of people lined up to buy the jersey and it sold out in the stores within hours. “The jersey was lit; so lit that we won the first prize for the best dressed team, Peru came second and Belgium came third.’’

The vice president listed the quality and prowess of Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, Nigerian wedding, dance and language as some other aspects of Nigerian uniqueness. 44

“And then there is Anthony Joshua, as far as we are concerned the best boxer in the world not only is he a heavy hitter– he could also pass for a model; so much Swag. “How about the Nigerian wedding, it has become the toast of the world, among other things, we are teaching the world that every wedding deserves a hashtag.

“#Baad 2017, for BankyW and Adesuwa Etomi, #YemiandDolly 1989 or #Dolyem 1989, that’s me and my lovely wife, to the dramatic entrance of the bridal party, and see the groom flying and of course, the Aso Ebi. “And everywhere, they are learning our languages; everywhere, here is a kindergarten class in China; the children are learning Igbo; very soon, everyone is going to be speaking Igbo.

“Our contemporary dances have so much swag from skelewu to sekem to shakiti bobo, sakusaku and the most recent, Zanku, I am sure you all know how to gbe se ..gbe se .to gbe body e. “It is now gbe se, gbe se, all over the world; nobody dances like us; it doesn’t matter whether you are the distinguished senator representing Kogi west or the distinguished senator representing Osun West.’’
Osinbajo also listed one of the richest men in Africa, Aliko Dangote, President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo as among those who carry Nigerian swag with their dance steps. According to him, when it comes to fashion, Nigerians are the masters of style.

“From the geles, and look at what Iya rainbow is wearing, and of course the famous Madam Kofo’s gele. Nigerians brought Ankara to mainstream fashion. So Nigerian designers are making waves internationally with the infusion of Ankara in their collections. And the likes of Lisa Folawiyo, Mackie O, Andrew Iyamah, Kenneth Ize, Mowa Ogunlesi, have been featured in Vogue and other international fashion magazines and events such as the New York fashion week.

“The Nigerian-American designer Ena Udemba designed Beyoncé’s drop dead gorgeous Ankara outfit; today the whole world is wearing our Ankara; from Michelle Obama, Rihana and Kim Kardashian‘’ he said.
He also displayed Buhari featuring with his `trade mark black kaftan’ describing him as the number one man with the swag.

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9ja 59′ Yemi Osinbajo (VP) entertains independence guest plus stories of Nigerian swags. (Details)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, Ocotber 1st at a dinner organised in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, thrilled the guests with visual descriptions of attributes that make Nigerians outstanding.

Osinbajo, who spoke on a lighter note, said that one of the distinct attributes of the Nigerian person was the `Nigerian Swag.’

He described `Nigerian swag’ as that uniquely confident way that made Nigerians to stand out everywhere and in everything they did. Osinbajo, who got the guests laughing and clapping intermittently, cited the sport called Bobsled and presented a power point video of Nigerians girls dancing at the Winter Olympics.

“They thought only white people could do this because it is a winter sport; if you don’t have winter and snow in your country you can’t be a bobsled champion. Well, so they thought until the Nigerians came to the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang South Korea, three Nigerian girls.

Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga the first Africans in Bobsled at the Winter Olympics. They raced into history in style and they ended it with dance. “How else would you know that they are Nigerians.’’
He said that the World Cup came in May 2018; but well before the World Cup kicked off, Nigeria had started winning. Osinbajo recalled that when Nike released the design of Nigeria’s jersey called Naija in Feb. 2018, three million people pre-ordered the Jersey for 90 dollar a piece on line.

He said that eventually thousands of people lined up to buy the jersey and it sold out in the stores within hours. “The jersey was lit; so lit that we won the first prize for the best dressed team, Peru came second and Belgium came third.’’

The vice president listed the quality and prowess of Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, Nigerian wedding, dance and language as some other aspects of Nigerian uniqueness. 44

“And then there is Anthony Joshua, as far as we are concerned the best boxer in the world not only is he a heavy hitter– he could also pass for a model; so much Swag. “How about the Nigerian wedding, it has become the toast of the world, among other things, we are teaching the world that every wedding deserves a hashtag.

“#Baad 2017, for BankyW and Adesuwa Etomi, #YemiandDolly 1989 or #Dolyem 1989, that’s me and my lovely wife, to the dramatic entrance of the bridal party, and see the groom flying and of course, the Aso Ebi. “And everywhere, they are learning our languages; everywhere, here is a kindergarten class in China; the children are learning Igbo; very soon, everyone is going to be speaking Igbo.

“Our contemporary dances have so much swag from skelewu to sekem to shakiti bobo, sakusaku and the most recent, Zanku, I am sure you all know how to gbe se ..gbe se .to gbe body e. “It is now gbe se, gbe se, all over the world; nobody dances like us; it doesn’t matter whether you are the distinguished senator representing Kogi west or the distinguished senator representing Osun West.’’
Osinbajo also listed one of the richest men in Africa, Aliko Dangote, President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo as among those who carry Nigerian swag with their dance steps. According to him, when it comes to fashion, Nigerians are the masters of style.

“From the geles, and look at what Iya rainbow is wearing, and of course the famous Madam Kofo’s gele. Nigerians brought Ankara to mainstream fashion. So Nigerian designers are making waves internationally with the infusion of Ankara in their collections. And the likes of Lisa Folawiyo, Mackie O, Andrew Iyamah, Kenneth Ize, Mowa Ogunlesi, have been featured in Vogue and other international fashion magazines and events such as the New York fashion week.

“The Nigerian-American designer Ena Udemba designed Beyoncé’s drop dead gorgeous Ankara outfit; today the whole world is wearing our Ankara; from Michelle Obama, Rihana and Kim Kardashian‘’ he said.
He also displayed Buhari featuring with his `trade mark black kaftan’ describing him as the number one man with the swag.

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