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Buhari ratifies bilateral agreements on anti-corruption, tax



Buhari ratifies bilateral agreements on anti-corruption, tax

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday formally ratified a number of bilateral agreements covering the anti corruption fight and tax matters.

Four of the agreements were with the United Arab Emirates, covering Legal Assistance in Criminal, Civil & Commercial Matters, & Extradition.
They are:
(i) Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matter.
ii. Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters.
iii. Agreement on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons.
iiii. Extradition Treaty.

Other agreements signed by the president, include the Charter for the Lake Chad Basin between Nigeria, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger and the Republic of Chad; and the African Tax Administration Forum Agreement on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters.

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Others are World Intellectual Property Organisation Performances and Phonograms Treaty; the World Intellectual Property Organization Treaty on Audio-Visual Performances; and the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise.

President Buhari after signing the agreements posted on his Twitter handle, that the “ratification of Agreements is an important step, in line with the delivery of our Anti-Corruption and Economic Diversification Vision”.

He stated that every relevant Government agencies and bodies have been directed to commence immediate implementation of these Agreements.


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  1. yanju omotodun

    August 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    How does this agreement epp Nigerians, you have come back but we are not feeling that you are back positively


      August 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      You will feel him soon cause he has one choice to grant the independent state of Biafra.

      • Balarabe musa

        August 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

        I am expecting Johnson to re-drop a comment here because he is a repented biafran man

  2. Balarabe musa

    August 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Baba Buhari zero tolerance for corruption continues

  3. Animashaun Ayodeji

    August 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    This will actually strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and these countries and it create more trusts in dealing with Nigeria. Buhari has done well, putting security and our economy at the forefront of his activities.

    • Abeni Adebisi

      August 24, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Are you just knowing this? Buhari as always put Nigeria first in everything he does, he likes Nigeria like Aisha. If previous presidents were like him, Nigeria won’t be here, we’d have moved forward.

  4. Anita Kingsley

    August 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I give these countries five years, they will realize Nigeria is not as good as they think. Doing business with Nigerians is horrible, they should start looking at Biafra that has better potentials than Nigeria

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