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Romance / Re: Photos That Look Fake, But They’re Totally Real by gulfer: 8:33pm On Aug 27
emeijeh:
Mine too grin
Badt guy grin grin grin
Crime / Re: 51-year-old Woman Caught With Heroin At Lagos Airport by gulfer: 4:19am On Aug 27
Did anyone notice the deliberate crafting of the report as well as the source that's not mainstream journalism?
Politics / Re: Okowa's Convoy Kills Elderly Man As Journalists Escape Death by gulfer: 6:17pm On Aug 24
princeofpeace22:
The accident actually happened close to conoil fueling station at Abraka delta state.I was an eye witness they nearly hit my car I was traveling to Warri .okowas convoy was on high speed


Okowa is a clueless governor that refused to pay delsu staff promptly ,stealing delta state money to impress james his godfather.
And the incident is just getting in the news all thanks to SR, guy why did you not send this incident that happened almost 5days ago in as an eye witness?
Crime / Re: Killers Of Soldiers In Nembe, Bayelsa Paraded, One Confesses (Pics, Video) by gulfer: 5:42pm On Aug 24
No wonder some people now want to discuss.
Sports / Wenger: I Dont Know What I Will Do When I Leave Arsenal by gulfer: 7:31am On Aug 24
The veteran French manager's contract at the Emirates is up at the end of the season, but after two decades at the club, he confessed he could not imagine walking away


Arsene Wenger admits he is dreading the moment when he steps down as Arsenal manager, after almost 20 years in charge of the club.

The Frenchman will reach the milestone in October this year, making him one of the longest-serving managers in English top-flight history, while his contract expires at the end of this season.

And he confessed that he is at a loss for what to do with his life once he finally steps down from the Gunners bench - be it this season or further down the line.

“Football has been my life, and honestly, I’m quite scared of the day. Because the longer I wait, the more difficult it will be to lose the addiction," he said in an interview published in Game Changers: Inside English Football.

“After [Sir Alex Ferguson] retired and we played [Manchester United] over there he sent a message to me to come up and have a drink with him.

“I asked: ‘Did you miss it?’ He said: ‘Not at all.’ I didn’t understand that. It’s an emptiness in your life, especially when you’ve lived your whole life waiting for the next game and trying to win it.

Wenger 'hopes Mustafi deal will be done'

"Our pleasure comes from that - and our social attitude as well!”

Wenger added that despite his many years in the game, he still struggled to handle defeats.

“As people, part of us loves to win and part of us hates to lose. The percentage to hate to lose, in me, is bigger," he said.

"Managers hate to lose, and if you don’t hate to lose you don’t stay for long in this job.

“If a match goes really well, I might go out with friends or family for dinner or a drink. If it doesn’t, I’ll go straight home to watch another football game and see another manager suffer.

LONG-SUFFERING GUNNERS, OVER TO YOU O!

http://www.goal.com/en/news/1862/premier-league/2016/08/23/26807222/wenger-i-dont-know-what-i-will-do-when-i-leave-arsenal?ICID=HP_HN_1
Crime / Re: Bengaluru: Nigerian Drug Peddler Arrested, Cocaine Worth 13 Lakhs Seized by gulfer: 8:33pm On Aug 23
What's the penalty for such an offence in Malaysia India Hope it's capital judgement ........., lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

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Car Talk / Re: Save Cost: Change Your Car,truck Tyres @ Import Prices Upon Delivery.08061517189 by gulfer: 12:35pm On Aug 23
mfaith:
Haida, Double king
Prices please, I am in Lekki
Phones / Re: Communication Tax: Subscribers, Business Leaders Ready For Showdown by gulfer: 9:42am On Aug 23
jmoore:


Next time, post what you can defend. undecided


Maybe the government should start taxing Nigerians for the air we breathe. That will generate Hundreds of billions of naira yearly. undecided
Why I put the Wikipedia link there is to say that there is nothing like communication tax again after the consumption tax already factored into virtually everything we buy; so get my drift and quit being a runt.. angry angry angry
Phones / Re: Communication Tax: Subscribers, Business Leaders Ready For Showdown by gulfer: 9:31am On Aug 23
jmoore:

What's your point exactly? undecided
As the original poster of this reportage, I do not have have any obligation to reply this. If you dont get the point, then I cannot point it out to you cool cool cool
Car Talk / Re: Save Cost: Change Your Car,truck Tyres @ Import Prices Upon Delivery.08061517189 by gulfer: 9:12am On Aug 23
What tyre brands do you have for this size 215/65/R15
Phones / Re: Communication Tax: Subscribers, Business Leaders Ready For Showdown by gulfer: 9:08am On Aug 23

Politics / Re: Suspected Killers Of Soldiers In Nembe Arrested, Two Dead (see Photos) by gulfer: 7:59am On Aug 23
Businessideas:

Did you read the part where the deputy governor, who is a retired senior military officer and Nembe indigene intervened?I don't think you know the extent that helped to calm the situation, they were given deadline to produce the culprits and who born them well wey dem no go comply?
The fact is that the military already has enough intelligence on the ijaw and they are working hard to reduce the casualty of innocent people. Never again will the nation handover security of national assets or waterways to any militant, that single unpatriotic decision by GEJ gave the militants access to the oil and gas pipelines architecture for them to mine ahead of the declaration of the presidential election results
Orubebe should be interviewed because his statements after IB's admission of defeat now makes meaning with what these militants have done angry angry angry

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Phones / Re: 20 Great New Features In Android 7.0 Nougat by gulfer: 7:51am On Aug 23
Apus Launcher already made most of these possible on my Lollipop 5.1.1 angry angry angry angry

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Politics / Re: Abdulsalami Abubakar Visits Ifeanyi Ubah FC In Nnewi (Photos) by gulfer: 7:34am On Aug 23
Why do I have a feeling that Abubakar Abdulsalami is the benefactor of Ifeanyi Ubah
Gradually, he is pointing at where he hid his own loot lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Phones / Communication Tax: Subscribers, Business Leaders Ready For Showdown by gulfer: 6:59am On Aug 23
The proposed communication tax is one tax too many, and may trigger widespread reactions if the bill is eventually passed into law, writes OZIOMA UBABUKOH

Although the ‘controversial’ Communication Service Tax bill has passed the first reading at the House of Representatives, The PUNCH can reliably state that the major telecommunications companies in the country are all against it, and have vowed to do all they could to resist it.

For the telecoms firms and subscribers, it is seen as a wrong approach to generating revenue amid a sinking economy and an impoverished people.

“We are going to mobilise the Nigeria Labour Congress, the civil society organisations and the entire nation against it.



“We shall bring the government of Nigeria to a standstill should the lawmakers at the National Assembly continue with the process of passing that bill into law.

“In fact, we must not even allow a second reading of the bill, or allow them to hold a public hearing, because most times when you allow them to hold a public hearing, they do so in secrecy just to ensure that people do not oppose their (lawmakers’) decision,” the President, National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers, Mr. Adeolu Ogunbanjo, told our correspondent.

Upon passage and assent, the CST bill, which is currently in the Senate, will compel telecommunications service subscribers, including satellite television providers like DSTV, to pay additional tax on services rendered by their providers.

The others include GoTV, Startimes, CONSAT and other telecoms operators. Services such as voice calls, SMS, MMS, data and pay TV will all have an additional nine per cent tax imposed on the services; meaning that the subscribers will pay the usual cost of service, plus nine per cent of that cost.

“It is one tax too many. Already, there are 26 different taxes being paid by Nigerians. Again, all the various components of telecoms are being taxed; for instance, the Subscriber Identification Module card, handsets, among others, take about five per cent tax already,” Ogunbanjo said.

He said, “Again, the cybercrime tax that was signed into law last year takes 0.5 per cent of tax.

“Also, when the operators want to lay their fibre optic cables in Lagos, they pay a minimum of N500 per metre tax. And by the time they have laid the cables in several metres, that would have amounted to millions of naira in tax.

“It is even worse outside Lagos, where operators are charged many times over what they pay in Lagos.”

Business leaders, notably the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, say the Federal Government needs to balance its drive for taxation against the demand of the private sector to have a friendly business environment.

“We know that the government is seeking to diversify its revenue base. But it is also true that the private sector players would like to see an investment-friendly environment, especially in the light of the prevailing high cost of doing business in the country,” the LCCI President, Nike Akande, said.

According to her, the chamber believes that it is in the best interest of Nigerians to have a virile, robust and growing economy. “Creation of a good business environment is imperative to making this proposal happen,” Akande said.

The Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Taiwo Oyedele, said the proposed communication tax as it affects the firm would be over N20m per month.

“But then they have constructed the bill on wrong assumptions and have overestimated, because if the tax on communication and Internet services will be increased, then definitely the users of these services will drastically decrease, resulting in them making way less than they anticipated and estimated,” Oyedele said.

He said research had proved that Nigeria was one of the lowest tax-compliant countries, despite having a population of about 180 million people.

“There are only 10 million taxpayers from the 36 states. Therefore, we expect that policies made should leverage the telecommunications sector to help expand tax rate, not imposing tax on telecommunication services, thereby discouraging the sector instead of encouraging it,” he said.

He stated that the government should focus more attention on tax evaders and increase the number of taxpayers, rather than imposing taxes on telecommunications, which might end up retarding the wheel of progress in the economy and country as a whole.

The President, Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria, Gbenga Adebayo, said the proposed law would lead to a decrease in the flow of revenue, as investors would take their investments to other countries with lower tax rates.

“Nigeria needs investment so as to provide employment, especially to our growing youth. Owing to that increase in call rate, there will be drastic reduction in the composition of data usage, as well as voice call, SMS, MMS, pay tax and the like, which will reduce usage and the country’s GDP,” Adebayo said.

“ALTON’s position as regards the nine per cent tax is that when the legislature is drafting policies, the policies should be investment-friendly, which will in turn be beneficial to the whole country and economy at large,” he added.

Meanwhile, findings from investigations conducted by our correspondent show that while Nigeria’s tax rates are not the highest comparatively, the country is doing very poorly in terms of the time taken to comply and the number of payments (which together impact negatively on the ease of doing business and investor confidence).

(See graph 1 as illustrated)

For the second graph (tax and regulatory payments), our correspondent found out that sales and sector-specific taxes constituted the largest chunk of tax payments.

(See graph 2 as illustrated)

However, the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, said there were many areas in Nigeria where there were no access to Internet, to telephone and the like.

“By 2018, we hope to have accomplished 30 per cent of widespread use of telecommunications in all the areas of Nigeria, but presently, we have accomplished only 10 per cent. But then there is a probability that with the nine per cent tax rate charge, accomplishing this will be almost impossible,” Shittu said.

A top executive in one of the four major telcos in the country described the communication tax as a “Greek gift.”

Pleading not to be mentioned, he said, “In fact, that is a Greek way of internally generating revenue, because you cannot claim to be alleviating the sufferings of the people, yet you turn back to take whatever you must have given to them.”

The idea to go ahead with the passage of the bill, despite earlier resistance, may have pitted the telecoms firms against Shittu.

According to the telcos, the feeling is that Shittu has done little or nothing to stop the lawmakers from moving to pass the bill.

Another telecoms employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “If the minister, despite our pleas for understanding, could still remain calm, even in the midst of the hardship being experienced by Nigerians (subscribers), then it is obvious that he (the minister) has got nothing to offer the country.”


http://punchng.com/communication-tax-subscribers-business-leaders-ready-showdown/


Meanwhile here's a list of al;l taxes around the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_taxes

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Politics / Re: Allen Onyema Builds A Police Station In Uli, Anambra, Donates It To Police by gulfer: 7:09pm On Aug 22
My Friend, remember the police is your friend; but you may end up being locked in one of the cells in the future........jest and joke. Nice gesture.
Crime / Re: 28 People Chained In A House In Lagos Rescued By Police by gulfer: 6:43pm On Aug 22
I suspect a traditional pschychiatrist. lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Education / Re: 6 DELSU Lecturers Sacked For Sexual Harassment by gulfer: 3:30pm On Aug 22
This is only possible in the change era, even the once upon-a-time obstinate and repulsive governing boards and university senates are gradually changing............ grin cheesy

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Education / Re: Saw This On Instgram....jus Share by gulfer: 3:33pm On Aug 18
This is so true...............................see Basket mouth too

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Politics / Re: FG Probes Jonathan Over Bombings In Niger Delta - Daily Trust by gulfer: 8:07am On Aug 18
Even if the IB was not directly involved in the bombings, circumstantial evidence points at his indirectly aiding and arming the militants e.g.
http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/182368-norway-regrets-selling-warships-to-ex-niger-delta-militant-tompolo.html
Phones / Re: Owning The Gionee M5 Plus Is A Privilege by gulfer: 6:42pm On Aug 16
And what will be the reaction if you get your hands on an iPhone 7 or Samsung S7
Celebrities / Re: Lilian Esoro Steps Out With Her Baby In Style by gulfer: 6:23am On Aug 16
princeonx:

For real? Just from seeing 15% of the body of the car?
He's right, check the wheel insignia grin grin grin
Politics / Re: Iara Oshiomhole Visits Orphanage In Ekpoma And Uromi by gulfer: 6:21am On Aug 16
Is that not Asari dokubo in the off-white garment lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Crime / Re: Three Cocaine Smugglers Arrested At Lagos Airport (Pics) by gulfer: 10:11pm On Aug 13
Kindly obtain entry visas for them into Indonesia so that the right penalty for such crimes can be given to them. angry angry
Education / Re: English Borrowed Much More From Igbo Than French by gulfer: 7:02am On Aug 12
The entire english vocabulary was coined out of Igbo words grin cheesy grin grin grin

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Foreign Affairs / Saudi Arraigns Billionaire, Others Over Mecca Crane Collapse by gulfer: 3:17pm On Aug 11
A trial is underway for 14 people over a deadly crane incident in Saudi Arabia that killed more than 100 people at Islam’s holiest site, local media reported Thursday.

They are accused of “negligence leading to death, damaging public property and ignoring safety guidelines” at the site of the crane collapse in September 2015, according to the Okaz and Saudi Gazette newspapers.

The defendants include at least one Saudi “billionaire” and nationals from Pakistan, The Philippines, Canada, and several Arab countries, the papers said.

The tragedy at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi city of Mecca killed at least 108 people and injured about 400, including foreigners who had arrived ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage which began later that month.



During severe winds a construction crane toppled into a courtyard of the Grand Mosque. It was one of several cranes the Saudi Binladin Group had employed as part of a multi-billion-dollar expansion to accommodate increasing numbers of faithful.

Saudi King Salman sanctioned the Binladin Group after he reviewed an investigative committee’s findings that the firm was “in part responsible” for the crane collapse.

The accused denied the charges against them, insisting the crane collapse was caused by inclement weather.

The criminal court in Jeddah, where the trial began Wednesday, ordered a new session for next month to allow the defence to respond.

Last year’s hajj was hit by a second tragedy a week after the crane incident, when around 2,300 foreign pilgrims were killed during a stampede.

https://www.afp.com/en/search/results/A%20trial%20is%20underway%20for%2014%20people%20over%20a%20deadly%20crane%20incident%20in%20Saudi%20Arabia%20that%20killed%20more%20than%20100%20people%20at%20Islam%E2%80%99s%20holie
Politics / Re: Buhari Has Abandoned Those That Brought Him To Power –olufunmilade by gulfer: 11:39am On Aug 11
Misleading Topic, maybe you did not even read what you posted angry angry angry
Politics / Re: 8 Nigerians Trafficking Drugs From MFM Church In Cambodia’s Trial Ends(Photo) by gulfer: 5:45pm On Aug 10
SamuelAnyawu:
Yorubas and Igbos One Love cool

Sorry doug, the cure/solution and name for your blindness is yet to be discovered.

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Politics / Re: I Will Lead PDP To Retake Power In 2019 – Agbaje by gulfer: 8:45am On Aug 10
Joseph Jimi, the dreamer lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Crime / Re: Pastor Behind All The Missing Cars In Ohafia Arrested - Photos by gulfer: 6:51am On Aug 09
I sight a redeemed wrist-band angry angry angry
This is bad, who can we now trust when Alfas and pastors are now the thieves and robbers embarassed embarassed embarassed
Events / Re: Girl Celebrates Her Birthday With joystick Cake & Got People Talking by gulfer: 6:34am On Aug 09
Very Cheap Cake for a tart angry angry angry angry angry

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Religion / Re: Oritsejafor Welcomes Morris Cerullo By Prostrating (Photos) by gulfer: 11:34am On Aug 08
AlphaCentauri:
nigga keep quiet there. you are worse than orisetjafor, the only problem is you are broke. if you had his money you will wear 20 chains and drive 30 bentleys lolzzzzzzz hypocrites everywhere grin
Who's this GOAT

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