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The Federal Court Ruled Against NIMASA Over Dispute With NLNG On Levies.

A federal court on Tuesday ruled against the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, in its dispute with the Nigerian LNG Limited over levies.

Justice M.B. Idris, who ruled that the NLNG was not liable to make any payments to NIMASA, directed the maritime agency to refund any payment already made in respect of levies for the use of the Bonny Channel.

But the Director General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, said the agency’s legal team was waiting for the certified true copy of the judgement before issuing an appropriate response.

Mr. Peterside questioned the court ruling, insisting the NLNG was not exempted from payment of statutory levies after its tax holiday ended many years ago.
The NLNG is one of the prime beneficiaries of the pioneer status policy by the federal government.

The NLNG’s tax holiday under Section 2 of the NLNG Act covered the period between 1999 and 2009, allowing the company to enjoy 10 years of tax waivers and other incentives for the investment in t…


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris  not to allow politics to negatively affect the fight against insecurity.

 The governor advised the Inspector General of Police to allow State Commissioners of Police to work with state governors, as that is the only way  that security can be promoted.

Speaking during a Public Lecture on Security organised by the Inspector General of Police in Uyo on Tuesday, Governor Wike said he has nothing  personal against the Inspector General of Police, but pointed out that   he will continue  to alert the Police Chief on Security challenges in Rivers State.

 The governor said: "You (IGP) must allow the Commissioners of Police to work closely with their respective governors to improve the security architecture.

"Politicization of security is a major crime. Commissioners of Police work with Governors on the basis of the governor's relationship with the powers that be.  This s…

Former President, Barack Obama And Wife, celebrate Their 25th Wedding Anniversary.

Michelle and Barack Obama are two of the most adorable human beings alive.

Former American President, Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary today, 3rd October, 2017.

She writes, “Happy 25th-anniversary @Barack Obama. A quarter of a century later, you’re still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I love you.”
They got married on October 3, 1992, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

Over the years Barack was usually the first to celebrate their wedding anniversary but there was a turn this year as Michelle is the first to send her greetings, while her husband is yet to reply.

Barack and Michelle Obama were married on October 3, 1992. Michelle worked as a Chicago city
government as an assistant to the mayor while Barack taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.

The duo first met in 1989 when the Barack was a summer associate at a Chicago law firm and Michelle was his advisor.

Source: Tori

Ndukwe Ikoh Declared That Nnamdi Kanu Recruited thieves As IPOB Members.

Ndukwe Ikoh a former Abia State House of Representatives aspirant, has faulted the agitation by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Ikoh said the struggle by Kanu had no clear plan for secession, stressing that he, Kanu, recruited “people who sell or consume hard drugs in the South-East as well as some petty thieves” as members of IPOB.

He maintained that the IPOB leader deviated from the original plan on how to achieve Biafra as laid down by warlord, Odumegu Ojukwu.

Speaking with The Sun, Ikoh said,

“The Biafra struggle that started since 1957 by Odimegwu Ojukwu has a very serious concept upon which it was built and this concept was and is still very vital to Nigerians, especially those from the Southern part of the country.

“It had to do with those who were marginalized and not allowed to develop their potentials, and then there was the serious issue of ethnic mistrust between the north and the south which led to the attempt to break away from the rest of th…