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Old 30th Aug 2010, 18:52
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Ephipany - not all Nigeria politicians and corrupt and not all corrupt politicians are Nigerian.
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Old 30th Aug 2010, 21:09
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Smell Management - a Nigerian with a sense of humour

Closure of MMIA due to a Presidential movement over the city is commonplace.
Where is he having this movement? Surely in the Presidential jet his 'movement' should be contained within the presidential privy Maybe the Presidential flight is now contracting out all VIP flying to the well-known Arik and Caverscam competitor, Yorkshire Airlines, with their pooperb facilities

Yorkshire Airlines facilities

not all Nigeria politicians and corrupt
... and your point is

Possibly if you ask Smell in the Vague to provide you with a smelling and grammer checker, we'll know what your point is

Meanwhile, all airports will continue to close whenever the so-called President or any of his close kleptocrats have a 'movement'. I hope Smell realise that in Nigeria nobody gives a flying copulation about JAR Ops, we have In Car Ops now, very closely all eyed with FAR operations. This far off operations is the really reason Nigeria now has Class One with the FAR off flights to USA I'd advice [sic] you to keep up
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Old 30th Aug 2010, 22:17
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Shell M,

At no point did I mention Nigeria. We all know that Nigerian politicians are squeaky clean. I was referring to the all the other African politicos who sometime break the rules.

If only they could all be as transparent as Nigerian MP's then the African continent would be a democratic showcase for the world.
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Old 30th Aug 2010, 22:28
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Epiphany,

The last sentence in your post was a true epiphany How true, how very, very true
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Old 31st Aug 2010, 02:30
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Sounds like a real shifty bunch to me!
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Old 31st Aug 2010, 07:07
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SAS,
You need a new spellchecker too, now??
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Old 31st Aug 2010, 11:18
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I know Bill Clinton tied up air traffic in Californina for a couple of hours while he got a "haircut".....with the legendary pounded yam and pepper soup....perhaps it would not be such a long delay over Lagos!
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Old 31st Aug 2010, 12:00
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The so-called President

Meanwhile, all airports will continue to close whenever the so-called President or any of his close kleptocrats have a 'movement'

Graculus

What impudence. What insolent boldness and animal effrontery to refer to the President as a "so called President". What a cheek? I think your post is highly insulting and inflamatory to say the least.

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Old 31st Aug 2010, 12:39
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Dangagan,

Oh dear I'm so sorry . Just remind me again when he was elected President in an election recognised by the rest of the world as having been free and fair - it must have somehow slipped my mind
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Old 1st Sep 2010, 04:56
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My dear Chap Graculus,

I am actually astonished by your brazen and unrepentant display of undiluted ignorance on this issue. A Vice President does not need a re-election to become the President on the death of a President. Lyndon Johnson succeeded to the Presidency of the United States following the assasination of JFK. He was never refered to as a "so called President". George Walker Bush became the President of the United States after great controversy in a highly questionable election, yet you could not refer to him as a "so called President" the moment he was sworn into office. I submit to you that your post is still indeed very provocative.
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Old 1st Sep 2010, 07:14
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Come on Graculus, to a man of your intellect this upstart should be an easy target. Awaiting your response with fevered anticipation
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Old 1st Sep 2010, 13:11
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Having left Nigeria long since, I have been reading the crumbling fortunes of Aero with sadness, though not much surprise and I'll be sad to see the end of a very old and once great name in the Nigerian rotary world. It seems the people, both Nigerian and foreign now involved with the management of the company are not even a dim shadow of those who got the company to where it was in its heyday.

The start of the downfall of Arik also comes as no surprise, with crews not being paid and aircraft always leaving late. It was always known that it was a castle built (very quickly) on sand and that it would crumble one day. The only surprise is that it has taken this long, maybe a reflection of just how much plundered loot was originally invested and how politically connected the directors still are?

I wonder if Caverton will last as long with their origins also very questionable and a similar history of late payment. I read in one of the posts here that they took on Edmund Daukoru as a director just before being rewarded (deliberate spelling) with the Shell contract. Yesterday the Nigerian A-G said that they are close to prosecuting all those involved in the notorious Halliburton $182 million bribe scandal. One of those indicted in this is Edmund Daukoru and I confidently predict that he will be the latest in a long list of fabulously welthy and powerful Nigerians who will get away scot free

It's good to be out of the maelstrom. Good luck to those of you still there and keep a low profile in next year's election chaos which will doubtless be as big a shambles and have results as much disputed as the last
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Old 1st Sep 2010, 23:58
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Dangagan,

I hold all politicians of whatever country in the same low esteem and have always supported and liked the view of American poet ee cumings:

A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
e. e. cummings
The rule of succession of the American President and Vice President is clearly defined in the American Constitution amendment XXV. This is not so clear in Nigeria:

GLJ as President, Practicality vs Illegality

Particularly when his predecessor's election was also not deemed to have been free and fair by the majority of the world:

Nigeria Declares Winner in deeply flawed Election

I would also have stated that the ultimate political numpty George 'Dubya' Bush was a so-called (please note, not so called) President after the 'dimpled ballots' controversy in the USA 2000 elections had America's equivalent to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, to whit Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, been declared closed whilst that well-known drunken, Irish-American gay President Barroom O'Bummer retired to the cludger for a Presidential dump over Atlanta en-route to some other American airfield
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Old 2nd Sep 2010, 00:06
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It's sad how much the corruption can hold the country back... especially that part of the world. While some laugh getting rich, others cry and die of hunger. F#$^& up world.
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... In the lands of the North, where the Black Rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long the Men of the Northlands sit by their great log fires and they tell a tale...

... Atlanta Center ... Air Force 01 is approaching, descending whatever altitude I bl000dy well like estimating Leeds International whenever ah bl00dy well like ...

... AF 01 ... Roger, is your passenger expecting a movement or is he constipated today? ...

... Atlanta Center ... VIP movement expected ...

... AF 01, Roger, confirm flight operated by Yorkshire Airlines ...

... Aterlanter Center ...Ay oop and away, Captain Boycott speaking, our Air Dorises have made sure t't President is in Alan Bennett class and has had more than adequate supplies of mushy peas so what dos't tha' think lad? ...

... Atlanta Centre ... all OY callsigns should declare Pot,pot; pot, pot; pot, pot or other intentions immediately ...

... exit stage right .....

The saga continues
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Old 2nd Sep 2010, 16:08
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Lightbulb Agip Contract lost Again???

Word has it that Bristow has lost its "ad-hoc" contract with Agip to Caverton, and is battling to renew the Chevron contract at expiration. Any truth to these? Could the reign/dominance of Bristow in Nigeria Helo industry be nearing an end?
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Old 2nd Sep 2010, 16:56
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Could the reign/dominance of Bristow in Nigeria Helo industry be nearing an end?
appears so! If the rumour is true, got a feel sorry for the Bristow Shell pilots and engineers penciled in for Agip.
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Old 2nd Sep 2010, 19:12
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Word has it that Bristow has lost its "ad-hoc" contract with Agip to Caverton, and is battling to renew the Chevron contract at expiration. Any truth to these? Could the reign/dominance of Bristow in Nigeria Helo industry be nearing an end?
appears so! If the rumour is true, got a feel sorry for the Bristow Shell pilots and engineers penciled in for Agip.
Oh dear some people will believe any rumour or be in a hurry to spread it when it's just that!

Time will tell, now matter how many soon-to-be Caverscummers may like to shed crocodile tears for those who decided that a salary always paid on time and no worry about whether one day the Nigerian tax man may just come asking about their unpaid tax is better than a huge salary (which of course nobody has yet got as Caverscum don't take over the Shell Warri and Port Harcourt EC155 contracts until next month, so nobody has yet been paid or is sure if their Nigerian tax liability will be met by the company or may one day come and bite them hard in the nyash

Nigerian Personal Income Tax

Under the Personal Income Tax Act, both Nigerian and foreign residents in Nigeria are subject to tax on their worldwide income. Personal income tax rates range from 5% to 30% on taxable incomes. Property taxes are assessed by state governments.



Read more: Taxation - Nigeria - export, sector Taxation - Nigeria - export, sector
Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service

How to pay PIT
The law requires a taxable person to file the returns of income or a declaration of his annual income/remuneration for the current year with the relevant Tax Authority where he is resident. For each year of assessment, you are required to file a return of income in the prescribed form and containing necessary information, with the relevant Tax authority where the taxable person is deemed to be resident. This return is to be accompanied by a true and correct statement in writing containing:
a) the amount of income from every source during the year preceding
the year of assessment,
b) such particulars as may be required for the purpose of the Act with
respect to any such income, allowances, reliefs, deductions etc.
c) a declaration by him or on his behalf that the return contains a true
and correct statement of the income disclosed on the form, in
accordance with the provisions of the Act.


Where to Pay PIT (FIRS jurisdiction only)
The FIRS has jurisdiction over the taxation of all individuals in employment including self-employed persons and enterprises resident in FCT Abuja. Accordingly, all taxable persons, self employed/enterprises in the FCT are obliged to file annual PIT/PAYE returns with the FIRS at any of the following Integrated tax offices located within Abuja FCT based on the approved areas of coverage:
S/N Offices Assigned to Collect PTI/PAYE Functional Coverage
If you wish to contact the Federal Inland Revenue Service to inquire about your tax matters it's

Headquarters

Federal Inland Revenue Service,
Plot 15, Sokode Crescent,
Wuse Zone 5,
PMB 33 Garki,
Abuja.

Complaints/Grievance Redress Mechanism:-
Make complaints or grievances in writing, telephone, e-mail or visits to:

First level
Mr. B.A Ibrahim
Head, SERVICOM Unit
Federal Inland Revenue Service
15, Sokode Cresent, Wuse Zone 5
Abuja
0803 651 6268; 0805 650 9373
E-mail: [email protected]

Second level
Mr. Bassey E.E.
Corporate Communications Department
Federal Inland Revenue Service
15, Sokode Cresent, wuse Zone 5
Abuja
0806 158 6185; 0702 787 6940
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Third level
Executive Chairman, FIRS
Federal Inland Revenue Service
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Abuja
09 6701467
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My tax affairs are in order, are yours?
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Old 2nd Sep 2010, 23:14
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Rumors are only what they are. Time will tell. However, Bristow "Loyalist" or "Caverscummer"; whichever rightly describes you, a little competition in the market does everyone some good. Enough of the "monopoly" at the expense of Nigerians.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 07:20
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I agree Capt B E. Anyhow it is not the real Bristows who are getting their comupance, its the incommers who have tried to jump on the band wagon and take advantage of the solid foundation Bristow experience had developed!!
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