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Group drags federal government to court over new excise rates for tobacco, alcoholic beverages

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend approved an amendment to the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco with effect from today, Monday, 4th June, 2018.

Court asked to restrain finance minister from increasing tariffs on alcoholic beverages, tobacco

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has been approached to restrain the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, from implementing the recent increase in tariffs on alcoholic beverages and tobacco, which the ministry intends to implement from Monday June 4, 2018.

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