• Nigerian laws are too lenient to punish drug offenders – Ex-NAFDAC chief

    Nigerian laws are too lenient to punish drug offenders – Ex-NAFDAC chief

    It was gathered that the immediate past director general of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhii, has stated that Nigerian laws are too lenient and relax to punish drug counterfeiters.

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    Orhii, who said this in a chat with journalists in Makurdi yesterday, maintained that such laws promote sale of fake drugs in the country, rather than curtail it, thereby posing a big problem in the West African sub region, particularly in Nigeria.

    “One of the […]

  • New SON boss assumes office, vows to prosecute offenders

    New SON boss assumes office, vows to prosecute offenders

    Barrister Anthony Osita Aboloma, yesterday in Abuja, assumed duty as the substantive director general/CEO of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

    This is also as he has vowed to use his background as a lawyer to push for the prosecution of those who deal in substandard products to another level.

    In a brief hand-over ceremony , former acting director general of the agency, Paul Angya, said the agency in the last few months had doubled efforts in the war against substandard products […]

  • Lagos to prosecute 28 tax offenders

    Lagos to prosecute 28 tax offenders

    The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, on Monday said the state had filed all the necessary information of the case before the high court. It was reported no fewer than 28 alleged tax defaulters in the state.

    The commissioner said among the 28 alleged tax defaulters were those who failed to file and furnish the state with their tax returns and others who refused to pay their personal taxes to the state.

    He said, “The culprits […]

  • Tax evaders and offenders will go to jail starting April 1st – Lagos warns individuals, companies

    Tax evaders and offenders will go to jail starting April 1st – Lagos warns individuals, companies

    According to reports, the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) on Wednesday in Lagos said it would begin the prosecution of tax evaders and offenders from April 1.

    This is contained in a statement signed by the Executive Chairman of LIRS, Mr Olufolarin Ogunsanwo. The statement said that the full weight of the law would be brought to bear on taxable persons who failed to file requisite returns as provided by the law.

    “While many taxpayers have complied willingly by filing their […]