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BAT replies Senate over ‘missing’ N30trn

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The British American Tobacco Nigeria has replied to the summon by the Senate Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport on July 31, 2017. In a recent statement by the company’s Legal and external director, Freddy Messanvi,
the BATN said it has officially began communicating with the senate
Committee in order to comply with the invitation and regulations.

On
the 31st of July, 2017, we received a letter inviting us to appear
before the Senate Committee in relation to allegations of involvement in
the N30 trillion revenue believed to have been lost within the import
and export value chain.
“British
American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN), as a responsible company, has since
been officially communicating with the Senate committee in order to
comply with their invitation and regulations to ensure a resolution of
the issue through extensive engagements, verification and reconciliation
exercises.
“Over the years,
British American Tobacco Nigeria has always maintained a healthy
relationship with government agencies, including customs. In 2016,
Nigerian Customs service commended the British American Tobacco Nigeria
for its contributions to Nigeria’s treasury. 

“We
also have a history of ensuring 100% custom duty payments are disbursed
on time and in full to secure an incessant flow of required materials.
We also ensure we abide by Central Bank of Nigeria and Customs
guidelines in relation to import and export processes as required and
demanded by the law.
“We
appreciate the efforts of the government to block all revenue leaks and
as good corporate citizens we will continue to comply with the Nigerian
regulations. We also intend to work with the government, within the
confines of applicable laws, to create an environment where businesses
will thrive and harness amicable working relationships through
constructive discussions and engagements to ensure Nigeria remains
attractive for foreign direct investments in the long run.”
 
On Friday, August 4, 2017 the Committee had summoned the CEO of BATN alongside 29 other companies’ CEOs.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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