TAX SERIES BY ENIOLA AKINOSO – SEASON 3

TAX SERIES BY ENIOLA AKINOSO – SEASON 3

TAX SERIES BY ENIOLA – SEASON 3 VOLUNTARY ASSET AND INCOME DECLARATION SCHEME (VAIDS) Episode 1 – Redemption When a Convict on the death row is granted pardon or when an Amputee is given new limbs and can walk again, the only thing that can follow, is overwhelming bliss, a feeling of redemption, a new beginning. That is what VAIDS brings to the table – Redemption, from our Tax iniquities and a new Beginning of Tax compliance. VAIDS is a…

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THE GOOD SAMARITAN, THE EGG SHELL SKULL RULE AND THE NEIGHBOUR PRINCIPLE BY ZACHAEUS

THE GOOD SAMARITAN, THE EGG SHELL SKULL RULE AND THE NEIGHBOUR PRINCIPLE BY ZACHAEUS

THE GOOD SAMARITAN, THE EGG SHELL SKULL RULE AND THE NEIGHBOUR PRINCIPLE Introduction The idea of a person being under an obligation to rescue or render assistance to another person who is injured or in peril has its origins in the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan. In that parable, Jesus answered a lawyer’s question of “who is my neighbour?” by stating that the neighbour was the person who showed mercy to the injured man in the story and that…

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ON THE LOOTERS’ LIST

ON THE LOOTERS’ LIST

ON THE LOOTERS LIST On Sunday, April 1, 2018, when Christians all over the world were celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who was said to have taken away the sins of the world, the Punch Newspaper reported that the Federal Government of Nigeria released to the world an updated list of those it alleges have committed the sin of looting. According to the Federal Government, the bearers of the names on the list have looted the country and are…

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TAX SERIES BY ENIOLA AKINOSO -SEASON 2

TAX SERIES BY ENIOLA AKINOSO -SEASON 2

  TAX SERIES BY ENIOLA- SEASON 2 TAX EVASION AND AVOIDANCE   Episode 1 Effects of Tax Evasion and Avoidance “If the Lord loveth a cheerful giver, how he must hate the taxpayer!” – John Andrew Holmes. Everyone likes “awuf”.. Announce any treat to a group of people and the first, second, third and fourth questions will undoubtedly be: “Is it free???” The average human is wary of parting with any form of money. Everyone is ‘managing themselves’. The imposition…

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2019 POLLS RE-SCHEDULING: BREACH OR BALANCE OF THE LAW? (2) By Elizabeth Chinenyenwa Nwarueze

2019 POLLS RE-SCHEDULING: BREACH OR BALANCE OF THE LAW? (2) By Elizabeth Chinenyenwa Nwarueze

Cited in the case of Chief Anike Nwoga v National Assembly & 3 Ors. SUIT NO. FHC/EN/CS/28/2018 ABSTRACT: It is the law, that every democratic nation is marked by constant and periodical change of government. Within the exercise of this very important feature of a democracy, a number of constitutional issues may come up for analysis. Elizabeth Chinenyenwa Nwarueze In a bid to keep the democratic institution in its true sense, the nation must be circumspect not to sacrifice the…

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2019 POLLS RE-SCHEDULING: BREACH OR BALANCE OF THE LAW? By Elizabeth Chinenyenwa Nwarueze

2019 POLLS RE-SCHEDULING: BREACH OR BALANCE OF THE LAW? By Elizabeth Chinenyenwa Nwarueze

Cited in the case of Chief Anike Nwoga v National Assembly & 3 Ors. SUIT NO. FHC/EN/CS/28/2018 ABSTRACT: It is the law, that every democratic nation is marked by constant and periodical change of government. Within the exercise of this very important feature of a democracy, a number of constitutional issues may come up for analysis. In a bid to keep the democratic institution in its true sense, the nation must be circumspect not to sacrifice the extant laws on…

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TAX SERIES BY ENIOLA – SEASON I

TAX SERIES BY ENIOLA – SEASON I

TAX SERIES BY ENIOLA – SEASON 1   Episode 1- Canons of Taxation “You can have a Lord and you can have a King, but the man to fear is the Tax Collector.” Many of us today still share this sentiment of the Iraqi from almost 4 millennia ago that Tax is a necessary evil. Tax however, has a human face and is founded on important principles. Adam Smith in his work ‘Wealth of Nations’, propounded the Principles/Canons of an…

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THE RIGHTS OF AN ACCUSED PERSON UNDER THE 1999 CONSTITUTION (3)

THE RIGHTS OF AN ACCUSED PERSON UNDER THE 1999 CONSTITUTION (3)

SEQUEL TO PART ONE AND TWO. 5. Right to Defend Himself Personally or by Legal Practitioner of Choice Most persons do not even know that they have a constitutional right to defend themselves personally, in any civil or criminal matter. Section 36(6)(c) of the Constitution entitles an accused person to defend himself in person or by legal practitioners of his own choice. This means that the defendant could elect to be his own lawyer throughout the trial. In more developed…

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THE NIGERIAN COURT MARTIAL AND ITS PROCEDURES

THE NIGERIAN COURT MARTIAL AND ITS PROCEDURES

THE NIGERIAN COURT MARTIAL AND ITS PROCEDURES BY AKEJU OLUSEGUN. The Nigerian Armed Forces like any other organizations and governmental institutions was established by statutes which are the 1999 Constitution and The Armed Forces Act. Their administration is also provided for by these statutes and some others such as Section 1 of the Armed Forces Act, Armed Forces (Disciplinary Proceedings) (Special Provisions) Act, Armed Forces Pensions Act, Army Colour (Prohibition of Use) Act, various Statutes of General Application and other…

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LIMITATION PERIOD: CHECK THE TIME YOU HAVE TO ENFORCE YOUR RIGHTS

LIMITATION PERIOD: CHECK THE TIME YOU HAVE TO ENFORCE YOUR RIGHTS

Not every action or claim is worth instituting in a court of law. Often times it is discovered that a plaintiff or claimant’s claim is dead on arrival due to the inadvertence of the plaintiff himself or his counsel. If such plaintiff is lucky to have a good counsel who has discerned and considered preliminary issues in the case before instituting an action, such plaintiff would be saved from the stress and hassle of having his suit thrown out even…

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