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Ogun court workers reach agreement with state government, suspends strike
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Ogun court workers reach agreement with state government, suspends strike

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Ogun State Chapter, says it has suspended its over one month strike. Ogun JUSUN Chairman, Tajudeen Edun, confirmed this to DAILY POST on Thursday. Edun said the strike was suspended following an agreement reached with the state government. He said the government has agreed to restore the deductions from their basic salaries, asking workers to resume fully on Monday. “Yes, we have suspended the strike. There is an agreement between us and the government. We have mandated our members of staff to resume fully on Monday. “We agreed on some areas that there are issues between us. We were asking that reductions from our basic salary be restored, and they have restored it,” Edun said. Court workers in Ogun State had embarked on the s...
Akeredolu signs judicial, legislature autonomy bills into law
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Akeredolu signs judicial, legislature autonomy bills into law

Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has assented to the bills for the financial autonomy of the judiciary and the legislature in the state. Akeredolu, who assented to the bill on Tuesday also signed into law the bill for the establishment of the Ondo State House of Assembly Service Commission. Disclosing this, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Titiloye, explained that the bills signed into law by the governor are for a Law to Provide for the Management of Funds accruing to the state judiciary, otherwise known as Judicial autonomy, and the bill for a law to provide for the management of the funds of the Ondo State House of Assembly. With the signing of the bills into law, it would...
Adamawa Assembly pushes judicial financial autonomy bill, approves N2bn executive loan
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Adamawa Assembly pushes judicial financial autonomy bill, approves N2bn executive loan

The Adamawa State House of Assembly has given accelerated reading to a bill for a law to provide for the management of funds accruing to the Adamawa State Judiciary from the consolidated revenue fund of the state. The bill scaled through first and second reading on Monday. The accelerated reading of the bill followed its presentation on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Aminu Iya Abbas and read by the Majority Leader, Hammantukur Yettisuri After considering the importance of the bill, the Speaker referred it to House Committee on Judiciary to scrutinise and report back within two weeks. The Assembly, also during its resumed plenary on Monday, approved for Governor Ahmadu Fintiri his request to take a loan of N2 billion to upgrade hospitals, particularly for COVID-19 care. ...
Fayemi Moves to Create 19 Additional LGAs in Ekiti State
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Fayemi Moves to Create 19 Additional LGAs in Ekiti State

The Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has forwarded a bill to the State’s House of Assembly for the creation of additional 19 Local Government Areas in the state. Fayemi on Tuesday, August 3, in a statement by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, said the bill called, ‘Creation of Local Government Bill, 2021’ was forwarded to the legislature for consideration and possible passage towards adding to the existing 16 council areas in the state. Fayemi also forwarded a bill to the lawmakers that would ensure the financial autonomy and independence of the judiciary. He explained that the council areas would be called tentatively Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) "until such a time as the National Assembly shall pass an act recognising them...
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There is Danger ahead – Keyamo warns APC after Governor Akeredolu’s Victory at Supreme Court

Minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo has warned members of the All Progressives Congress of danger ahead after the Supreme Court Judgement which ratified the victory of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The dissenting judgement which was read by Justice Peter-Odili, centered on the legitimacy of Governor Mai Mala Buni as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caretaker chairman. Recall that the Yobe state governor was appointed after the removal of elected Chairman Adams Oshiomhole on June 16, 2020 for an initial six month period, but his position was renewed indefinitely. Odili had disclosed that the APC, by Article 17(4) of its constitution has provided for how its affairs should be managed and what offices its members could occupy at a time. The dissenti...
Court reinstates Osun High Court’s Justice Oloyede
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Court reinstates Osun High Court’s Justice Oloyede

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has on Tuesday reinstated Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede of the Osun State High Court. DAILY POST recalls that Justice Oloyede was unjustly retired by the National Judicial Council (NJC) in 2016. Her retirement came when she was petitioned by the Osun Civil Societies Coalition for her failure to conduct herself in a manner preserving the dignity of her office, impartiality and independence of the Judiciary. The NJC, in suspending Justice Oloyede, stated that it found that she had conducted herself in a manner inimical to the dignity of her office as well as impartiality and independence of the judiciary when she sent a petition against then Governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, and his deputy to the State House of Assembly. She had als...
Serve with fear of Allah – Buni charges new Appeal Court judges
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Serve with fear of Allah – Buni charges new Appeal Court judges

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has charged two indigenes of the state appointed as Appeal Court judges to serve with the fear of Allah and to remain good ambassadors of the state. Buni, in a statement through his spokesman, gave the charge shortly after the two judges took their oaths of office at the Supreme Court. The new Appeal Court judges from Yobe State, Justice Ibrahim Wakili Jauro and Justice Usman Musale, described the event as a double celebration of their elevation in their chosen career and the personal presence of Governor Buni to support them. “You are a reflection of the state in the judiciary, l am sure you will make the people of Yobe state proud. “I want to assure you that you can always count on our support and prayers for your success in your new of...
Cross River Assembly completes process of passing legislative, judiciary financial autonomy
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Cross River Assembly completes process of passing legislative, judiciary financial autonomy

The Cross River State House of Assembly has completed the process of passing the legislative and judiciary financial autonomy. Speaking to DAILY POST via phone on Sunday, the Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Hon Ekpo Ekpo Bassey said that everything has been done for the process to take off. “We had the 2nd reading of the bill to enable us to establish the legislature and judiciary financial autonomy. “The federal government, judicial workers’ union and governor’s forum had agreed to implement the agreement and what was left was enabling law. “One of the conditions was that various houses of assembly must pass a bill backing the law which we have done, the law will be passed this week,” he stated. He said the whole process about the legislative, judicial workers fi...
APC Governors Agree to Implement Judicial and Legislative Autonomy
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APC Governors Agree to Implement Judicial and Legislative Autonomy

Governors elected under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) are set to commence process for implementation of autonomy of the judiciary and state legislature as directed by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) Committee and other stakeholders. Chairman of the Forum, Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state said the decision was reached at an emergency meeting of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) where the recommendations of Gov Aminu Tambuwal- led NGF Committee were reviewed. Attorneys-General of APC- controlled States have been directed to begin consultations with a view to providing necessary legal framework for the implementation of the policy. Bagudu said;   "Endorsed agreements reached by the Governor Tambuwal-led NGF Committee and enjoined all APC ...
Governors To Implement Autonomy For State Assemblies, Judiciary In May – Fayemi
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Governors To Implement Autonomy For State Assemblies, Judiciary In May – Fayemi

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has finally agreed to implement autonomy for state legislative and judiciary, with effect from May 2021. Kayode Fayose, Ekiti state governor who is the NGF chairman, disclosed this to state house correspondents on Monday. Fayemi said the decision was reached in a meeting attended by federal lawmakers, representatives of the judiciary and legislative staff, and Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president. He insisted the governors never objected to full autonomy for the state assemblies and judiciary, adding that “the issue is about implementation.” “There has been no objection from governors on judicial and legislative autonomies. As a matter of fact, it would not have passed if governors were not in support in the first instance, in ...
Autonomy For Judiciary Non-Negotiable – Senate Tells Governors
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Autonomy For Judiciary Non-Negotiable – Senate Tells Governors

Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, made the call while answering questions from reporters in Abuja. Bamidele said it is laughable to be grappling with judicial autonomy at this stage of the nation’s development. The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) had declared an industrial action and nationwide protests to compel governors to obey the 1999 constitution (as amended) and Executive Order 10 which granted autonomy to judiciary in the country. While responding to a question, Opeyemi said: “It is laughable that at this point, we are still grappling with the need to grant independence to the judiciary arm of government at the state and local government levels. “The National Assembly has been making laws that...
Legislature, Judiciary Autonomy: Governors Oppose Buhari Executive Order 10
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Legislature, Judiciary Autonomy: Governors Oppose Buhari Executive Order 10

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Tuesday said state governors were not opposed to financial autonomy for the judiciary and the legislature. Lalong, who stated this in an interview with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum press corps in Abuja, however, faulted the Executive Order 10, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) signed into law last year. The Plateau State governor, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, said the Federal Government could not force states to implement financial autonomy for the judiciary and legislature. Lalong said that there were measures that must be taken before the autonomy could be implemented. He added that state governors would meet with the leadership of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria on Wednesday (today) w...
Court Bars FG from Blocking SIM Cards not Linked to NIN by April
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Court Bars FG from Blocking SIM Cards not Linked to NIN by April

A Federal High Court in Lagos State has barred the Federal Government from blocking SIM cards not linked to National Identity Numbers (NIN), come April. The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy had, through the Nigerian Communications Commission, asked operators to block all SIM cards not linked to NIN by April 9, 2021. This resulted in people disregarding Covid-19 protocols as they trooped to offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to get registered. However, a former second National Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association and human rights lawyer, Mr Monday Ubani, filed an originating motion and asked the court to stop the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) from disconnecting all SIM Cards not linked to NINs, Punch reports. The ...
The Executive will oppress you, Police will dehumanize you and the Judiciary that is supposed to help the people get justice will assault you – Comedian, Mr Macaroni
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The Executive will oppress you, Police will dehumanize you and the Judiciary that is supposed to help the people get justice will assault you – Comedian, Mr Macaroni

Comedian Mr Macaroni has reacted to the video of Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar assaulting a security guard at Banex plaza in Abuja. Macaroni who condemned the CCT Chairman's action which has generated an outcry, also outlined the different ways different arms of the government have been working against the people. He stated that the "Executive will oppress you. Police will brutalize and dehumanize you, while the Judiciary that is supposed to help the people get justice assaults them". The comedian tweeted; The Executive will oppress you. Police will brutalize and dehumanize you. Even the Judiciary that is supposed to help the People get justice will assault you! This Power Corrupts!! Absolute power corrupts, absolutely!!! Freedom won’t come ea...
Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In Lagos, Phase 1 & List Of Those Eligible
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Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In Lagos, Phase 1 & List Of Those Eligible

Lagos State Ministry Of Health tweets: ONLY Health workers, Personnel of the Security Agencies, the Judiciary, Teachers, Press & other frontline workers are eligible to take part in the first phase of the ongoing #COVID19 vaccination campaign in Lagos. Here��is how eligible persons can access the vaccine. STEPS TO GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE IN THE ONGOING PHASE 1 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN LAGOS STATE ELIGIBILITY • Healthcare workers, • Military, Police, other security • COVID-19 response team (RRT), agencies, • Ports of entry staff (air, • Petrol station workers, land, and seaports), •Teachers, • Laboratory network, • The Press and other frontline • Judiciary, workers. To Access The Vaccine: 1. You must fit into the Phase 1 eligibility list. 2. Proceed to register or e...
Give us state police, decentralize judiciary now and allow states to control resources – El-Rufai tells FG
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Give us state police, decentralize judiciary now and allow states to control resources – El-Rufai tells FG

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has renewed calls for devolution of power between the Federal Government and 36 states in the country.   The Governor who was one of the speakers at a programme called ‘Radio Now’s Urgent Conversation’ which aired on Channels Television on Friday February 19, stated that centralised police for the country has not worked.   El-Rufai said; “I will dwell on three of the issues that I believe are critical to the immediate needs of the country to pull back from the brink. “The first, it is imperative for Federal, state, and community policing. We do not have enough police. One centralised police for the country just has not worked."   He also called for state control of resources and a less unitary judiciary. El-Rufa...
Judicial workers to begin strike Monday
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Judicial workers to begin strike Monday

Staff of the Federal High Court across the country have announced plans of engaging in a two-week strike from Monday September 28, 2020.   The judicial workers under the aegies of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) revealed that they are engaging in the strike in line with the industrial action planned by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the increased prices of electricity and petroleum products.   The notice read;   “Please be informed that the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Federal High Court chapter shall, in collaboration with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), commences a two-week indefinite strike action from Monday the 28th day of September 2020. “All offices shall remain closed within this period. You are required to comply...
COVID-19: FG suspends airline that flew Naira Marley to Abuja
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COVID-19: FG suspends airline that flew Naira Marley to Abuja

The Federal Government has suspended the airline, Executive Jet Services, for flying Naira Marley to Abuja for a concert This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, during a Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja. According to the Minister, the aircraft was approved to convey an Appeal Court Judge, Justice Adefope Okogie, from Lagos to Abuja. He said, “The operation is a clear violation of our approval which we take very seriously. It seems this is becoming a norm. This is the second time. So, Executive Jet Services is hereby suspended indefinitely and they will face the law. “The captain will also be sanctioned for giving wrong information to the control tower. It seems also that people are not tired of trying our resolve and we are not tired of livi...
Lockdown Escalated the Number of Rape Cases – Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen
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Lockdown Escalated the Number of Rape Cases – Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen

Pauline Tallen, Nigeria's Minister of Women Affairs, has attributed the spike in the number of rape cases to the lockdown. Tallen said this to state house correspondents on Wednesday, June 10 after the Federal Executive Council meeting where she brought up the rape pandemic in the country. She disclosed that an action plan which would involve the judiciary and the media, is being put in place to tackle the rape menace. “There has been an outcry against rape epidemic because of the lockdown. I know we have always had rape in this country but with the lockdown of people in homes because of COVID-19, women and children are locked down with their abusers. The number has escalated three times of what we had seen. There is no state with an exception. The number has reached alarming ...
Buhari, Governors Meet In Aso Rock Over Autonomy For State Legislatures, Judiciary
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Buhari, Governors Meet In Aso Rock Over Autonomy For State Legislatures, Judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with the Nigerian Governors Forum over the recent Executive Order 10 that gives autonomy to State legislatures and Judiciary. President Buhari at the meeting agreed to delay gazetting of the Executive Order 10 after listening to the concerns raised by Governors on the Executive Order 10. Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi said after listening to their concerns, about the constitutionality of the Executive Order, President Buhari agreed that the gazetting order would be delayed. He said that the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and the Attorney General of the Federation, General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami were at the meetin...
NLC Backs Autonomy for States’ Judiciary and Legislature
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NLC Backs Autonomy for States’ Judiciary and Legislature

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared support for financial autonomy for States’ Legislature and Judiciary. Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, stated the position of labour in a statement on Monday. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Executive Order 10. Last week, the federal government released details of the order. The order makes it mandatory for state governments to include the allocation of the judiciary and legislative arms as first-line charges in their annual budgets. Wabba expressed confidence that the step would deepen the democratic process and good governance in Nigeria. He insisted the distortion of due process, checks and balances, and public accountability, were the core ingredients in the principle of separation...
Don Jazzy Tells Lawmakers, Judiciary What To Do About Laws On Sexual Crimes
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Don Jazzy Tells Lawmakers, Judiciary What To Do About Laws On Sexual Crimes

Music producer, Don Jazzy has advised that the laws on sexual crimes in Nigeria should be revamped by the lawmakers and the judiciary. The Mavin Record boss disclosed this while speaking up against rape on social media. He also advised parents to ensure their children grow up knowing that the will of other people needs to be respected. He wrote: “It’s so heartbreaking to see how far some people would go to dehumanize others for their own sexual urge and satisfaction. As children grow, parents need to give them proper orientations on respecting people’s will and not forcing them against it. “Lawmakers, Law enforcers and the Judiciary also need to work in unison to revamp our laws on sexual crimes to address these endemic acts and give the most effective deterrents to them. O...
Lockdown: Kano mobile courts convict 717 violators
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Lockdown: Kano mobile courts convict 717 violators

Kano State Judiciary said no fewer than 717 violators of the Presidential lockdown were arrested and convicted from Sunday to Wednesday in Kano. Mr Baba Jibo, Public Relations Officer, who disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kano, said some Imams were also arrested and punished for leading Juma’at prayer at Minjibir Local Government Area of the state. According to him, five hummer jeeps and a truck were intercepted by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano at Kwanan Dangora, along Zaria road, with each fined to pay N150,000 for violating the order. NAN recalled that the 11 mobile courts were recently established by the Kano State Government to enforce the compliance of the stay at home order.   Jibo explained that the two Imams arrested were ordered t...
India Hangs Four Men Over 2012 Delhi Bus Gang Rape and Murder
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India Hangs Four Men Over 2012 Delhi Bus Gang Rape and Murder

India has executed the four men who were convicted of the brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in Delhi in 2012. The men, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, and Mukesh Singh had been found guilty in a 2013 trial and sentenced to death by hanging, but their execution had been postponed multiple times due to appeals. According to BBC UK, the four were hanged at dawn on Friday March 20th in the capital’s high-security Tihar prison with hundreds gathered outside the prison gates, shouting “death to rapists”. “It took seven years but justice was delivered,” said Delhi chief minister Arwind Kejriwal. It was the first time in five years that capital punishment has been carried out in India. The victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student who the Indian p...
Iran Pardons 10,000 Prisoners in Addition to Releasing 85,000 Inmates as Coronavirus Deaths Spike
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Iran Pardons 10,000 Prisoners in Addition to Releasing 85,000 Inmates as Coronavirus Deaths Spike

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will pardon 10,000 more prisoners including political detainees in an apparent bid to combat the coronavirus epidemic. The move comes a day after a health ministry official revealed that the countries' death toll has jumped by 149 to 1,284 in 24 hours while the total number of infected people increased to 18,407. Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said: 'With 149 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the death toll from the virus reaches 1,284. Unfortunately, we had 1,046 new cases of infection since yesterday.' On Tuesday, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Iran had temporarily freed about 85,000 people from jail, including political prisoners, in response to the coronavirus epidemic. Two days later, State TV quoted the...
Iran to free prisoners as coronavirus spreads rapidly
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Iran to free prisoners as coronavirus spreads rapidly

During the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic, Iran reported its first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections on 19 February 2020 in Qom. As of 14 March 2020, according to Iranian health authorities, there had been 611 COVID-19 deaths in Iran with more than 12,500 confirmed infections. An Iranian judiciary spokesman says the country has temporarily freed about 85,000 prisoners, including political prisoners, in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus. See Tweet below:
DSS Trailed Me for More Than Two Years Over Unfavourable Judgment – Newly Retired Judge, Ifiok Ukana
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DSS Trailed Me for More Than Two Years Over Unfavourable Judgment – Newly Retired Judge, Ifiok Ukana

Ifiok Ukana, a newly retired High Court judge in Akwa Ibom State has alleged that he was trailed for more than two years by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) after he delivered judgement on a particular case. Speaking during a valedictory service organised for him by the Akwa Ibom state judiciary few days ago, Ukana described the incident as one of the most agonising moment in his life as a judge. He also revealed that he had to buy his own casket because he was scared the alleged operatives of the secret police might kill him. Ukana said; The last two and a half years for me has been one of great pain and regret. “I have shared with many of my learned brothers and they know my travails on the bench. “The SSS was released against me from July 2017 up...
IPPIS: Ten Reasons Why Lecturers Did Not Register On The IPPIS Platform
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IPPIS: Ten Reasons Why Lecturers Did Not Register On The IPPIS Platform

The media has been inundated with speculations on imminent strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the face-off between members of the union and the Federal Government for their refusal to register on Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), the new platform for the payment of Federal civil servants’ salaries. *Very much like the Nigerian Armed Forces, Judiciary, National Assembly, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), among others, Nigerian university lecturers are not federal civil servants in the strict sense of the word.* ASUU National president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, recently declared the outright rejection of the IPPIS platform by members of the union a...
Buhari Has Judiciary, National Assembly In His Armpit, Pocket – Buba Galadima
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Buhari Has Judiciary, National Assembly In His Armpit, Pocket – Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima, ex-spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Council, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has the judiciary and National Assembly, “completely under his armpit and pocket.” Galadima said this while accusing the Buhari-led administration of intimidating and muzzling the judiciary. Featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Galadima was reacting to claims that some “friends of this government” are trying to manipulate cases in court. He also berated Buhari for failing to sign the Electoral Amendment Bill despite being passed by the National Assembly weeks to the general election. Galadima stated that the refusal to append his signature was a deliberate ploy by the presidency to rig the poll, a situation that led to a ...
Iran Sends Nigeria Important Message About Shiites Leader, El-Zakzaky
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Iran Sends Nigeria Important Message About Shiites Leader, El-Zakzaky

The Prosecutor-General (Attorney-General) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammed Montazeri, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria and the judiciary to allow the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Shiekh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, to come to Iran for medical treatment. According to AhlulBayt News Agency, an Iran-based news organisation, Montazeri said this in a letter on Saturday. The Iranian official also called on the judiciary, which is the last hope of the common man, to grant bail to El-Zakzaky who is the leader of all Shi’ites in Nigeria. Montazeri also criticised the Federal Government’s handling of the crisis, adding that El-Zakzakky’s current medical condition had become a source of worry. The letter read in part, “I, as the prosecutor general of the Islamic ...
Senate Confirms Tanko Mohammad, Now The Susbtantive CJN
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Senate Confirms Tanko Mohammad, Now The Susbtantive CJN

After intensive grilling, the Senate on Wednesday approved the appointment of Justice Muhammad Tanko as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). He took over the mantle of leadership of the nation’s judiciary in acting capacity after the suspension of ex-CJN, Walter Onnoghen
Imo Guber: Okorocha’s Son-In-Law, Nwosu Wins At Supreme Court
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Imo Guber: Okorocha’s Son-In-Law, Nwosu Wins At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, affirmed Uche Nwosu as the authentic governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State. The Apex Court struck out the suit instituted by Leonard Okolienta, challenging the judgments of the lower courts. Okolienta had approached the Supreme Court, after his suits at the High Court and Owerri Division of the Court of Appeal were dismissed. The two lower courts ruled that Nwosu was the AA’s standard-bearer for the 2019 governorship election. Delivering the Judgment, the Supreme Court warned against antics to misrepresent the Judiciary.
Ex-Super Eagles’ Striker, Nwankwo Kanu Cries Out Over Seized Property
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Ex-Super Eagles’ Striker, Nwankwo Kanu Cries Out Over Seized Property

Super Eagles’ Ambassador and former Nigerian international, Nwankwo Kanu, has expressed sadness over the take-over of his Hardley Apartments on Waziri Ibrahim Crescent at Victoria Island, Lagos. Despite a Federal High Court order locking up the hotel after an unresolved issue with AMCON dating 2015, strangers have since taken over the hotel and latest findings indicate that normal business has since resumed there. “I got news of this with utmost sadness, especially after all the emotional stress I endured in recent months at ensuring that I got the court injunction for the trespassers to vacate the property,” Kanu said on Friday evening from Cairo, Egypt where he is on a national duty to motivate the Eagles to AFCON 2019 success. “I honestly do not understand this act of lawlessne...
Atiku’s reaction on Osun ruling is ‘ridiculous and comical’ – Presidency
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Atiku’s reaction on Osun ruling is ‘ridiculous and comical’ – Presidency

The presidency has described as “very ridiculous, and even comical’’, the reaction of former vice president Atiku Abubakar, to the Supreme Court ruling affirming the election of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state.   Atiku, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, had in a statement expressed reservation over Friday’s Supreme Court victory of Oyetola. “I urge the nation’s judiciary to take a pulse of the nation and reflect it. In their hands, God has placed a great responsibility. The duty to ensure that justice is done, irrespective of the pressure to do otherwise, by the powers that be.” he said   However, Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Frida...
Corruption Thrives In The Executive Too, Secondus Replies Buhari
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Corruption Thrives In The Executive Too, Secondus Replies Buhari

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Thursday, alleged that monumental corruption was going on in the executive arm of government under President Muhammadu Buhari. Secondus made his position known in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by his media aide, Ike Abonyi. He was responding to a statement credited to Buhari on the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, when the President was hosting some Yoruba leaders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said it was worrisome that while Buhari ceaselessly berated the judiciary, he turned blind eyes to the alleged monumental corruption in the executive arm. He said Buhari’s disdain for the judiciary was becoming dangerous and antithetical to democratic norms. ...
NCC engages judges on cyber crimes, telecom issues
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NCC engages judges on cyber crimes, telecom issues

The judges, who attended the telecom conference in Enugu were drawn from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Courts. NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Danbatta, said the purpose of the annual conference, which is the third, was to put the judges abreast of emerging legal issues associated with telecommunication operation, particularly as the industry was a dynamic one. Suspected assassins shoot Delta lawyer(Opens in a new browser tab) Represented by NCC Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, Mr. Sunday Dare, Danbatta said the focus of the conference was to bring the judges up to speed on telecommunication issues and the legal aspect of telecommunications. Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammad, who was represented by Justice Mary Odili of the...
President Buhari Accepts Onnoghen’s Voluntary Retirement
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President Buhari Accepts Onnoghen’s Voluntary Retirement

President Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement released last night, June 9th. According to the statement, the retirement takes effect from May 28th 2019. The President thanked Justice Onnoghen for his service to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best of retirement life. Justice Onnoghen who assumed office as CJN in March 2017, was suspended by President Buhari in January over false declaration of assets. Read the full statement below. STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT BUHARI WRITES ACTING CJN ON APPOINTMENT OF FIVE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT President Muhammadu Buh...
Acting CJN Muhammad justifies suspension of Onnoghen
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Acting CJN Muhammad justifies suspension of Onnoghen

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has justified President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of erstwhile CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen upon the January 25, 2019 ex-parte order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Muhammad argued: “Any public officer found guilty of the breach or violation of code of conduct can be ordered to vacate the office he is holding as the consequence of the breach or violation of the code of conduct.” He contended that President Buhari did no wrong by relying on the CCT order to suspend Onnoghen. Justice Muhammad stated he committed no offence by submitting himself to be sworn in acting capacity following the order of the CCT and to prevent the vacuum that would have been created by Onnoghen’s suspension. The Acting CJN made pu...
What Buhari, APC Have Done To Nigeria – Timi Frank
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What Buhari, APC Have Done To Nigeria – Timi Frank

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Sunday, accused General Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party of ‘Nazifying’ Nigeria with deepening poverty. Frank said this in a statement on Sunday in reaction to a report by The Economist Magazine that Nigerians have become the poorest citizens of a country in the whole world, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term in office. He lamented what he called the gradual extermination of Nigerians through poverty is an incontrovertible fact that the present government has refused to acknowledge. “The reality on our streets speaks to that of a failed country. But the agony and irony of this precarious situation is that General Buhari and his boot lic...
Senator Adeleke Reacts To His Appeal Court Victory
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Senator Adeleke Reacts To His Appeal Court Victory

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke says he has been vindicated by the recent judgement of the appeal court. The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on Thursday set aside an earlier ruling of a Federal High Court that nullified Adeleke’s candidacy over alleged falsification of his secondary school credentials. Adeleke was accused of submitting falsified WAEC certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Adeleke, while reacting in a statement by his Special Aide, Olawale Rasheed, expressed his happiness, saying “his image and credibility have been saved from the calculated smear campaign.” Adeleke said that he was a victim of power mongers who wanted to tarnish his image. The statement ...
Nigerians With So Much Money Buy Judgements – Senator Lawan
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Nigerians With So Much Money Buy Judgements – Senator Lawan

A leading aspirant for the 9th Senate Presidency, Ahmad Lawan, has stated that Nigeria was a country where very wealthy people buy judgments in their favor. The lawmaker, who represents Yobe North senatorial district on the All Progressives Congress, APC, platform, said that there was the urgent need to move away from this. Lawan, who is also the Senate leader, spoke on the floor of the Senate during plenary. He was commenting on the request by President Muhammadu Buhari, who sought for the confirmation of Abubakar Musa Sadiq as the President, Customary Court of Appeal, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. The Senate Leader said, “This is a very clear demonstration of how the three tiers of government work cooperatively. “We have suspended our rules to take this confirmati...
Those Calling Me Baba Go Slow Will Be Shocked In My Second Term – Buhari
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Those Calling Me Baba Go Slow Will Be Shocked In My Second Term – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says those who describe him as ‘baba go slow’ during his first administration will be in for a shock during his second term. Buhari said this during a media chat which was aired on Nigerian Television Authority. “Those who call me ‘baba go slow’ will see whether I am slow or fast. It means I will persuade the police and the judiciary to be hard and where I uncover that they are not hard, I will find out who is responsible for the slowness in terms of command from the DPO upwards. The IG cannot do it alone; he needs to depend on commissioners who in turn depend on DPOs.”
Lagos Assembly intervenes in LASPOTECH crisis
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Lagos Assembly intervenes in LASPOTECH crisis

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday resolved to wade into the crisis rocking the state Polytechnic over the disagreement between the management and staff of the institution. The Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade who moved the motion which was seconded by Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu aka ARK, stated that the Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH, had been embroiled in crisis which had paralysed academic activities in the institution. Speaking during plenary, Agunbiade said: “I wish to present to this House the crisis in the only polytechnic in the state which is within my constituency. The lawmaker, representing Ikorodu Constituency I, explained that the issue had remained unresolved for the past five months, adding “it now degenerates to assault resulting to arrest where staff ...
‘Don’t Drag Us Into Your Smear Campaign Against Judiciary’ – Presidency Warns PDP
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‘Don’t Drag Us Into Your Smear Campaign Against Judiciary’ – Presidency Warns PDP

The Presidency has admonished the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to stop dragging the presidency into their current sponsored media smear campaign against the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa. Reports claiming that an agency of the government, the Department of State Services, DSS has indicted Bulkachuwa of corruption are the latest of this sponsored campaign aimed at causing disaffection between the Executive and the Judiciary, the two arms of government that had operated smoothly under the present dispensation. While the PDP and its candidates are free to exercise their right to challenge the results of the 2019 presidential election, it is unacceptable to drag the name of the President or other organs of the executive branch into the campaign of chara...
Presidency reacts to PDP’s Insistence that DSS Indicted Appeal Court President,Bulkachuwa
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Presidency reacts to PDP’s Insistence that DSS Indicted Appeal Court President,Bulkachuwa

The Presidency has admonished the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to stop dragging the presidency into their current sponsored media smear campaign against the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa. This was contained in a statement on Saturday by presidential aide, Garba Shehu. It said reports claiming that an agency of the government, the Department of State Services, DSS, has indicted Bulkachuwa of corruption are the latest sponsored campaign aimed at causing disaffection between the Executive and the Judiciary, the two arms of government that had operated smoothly under the present dispensation. “While the PDP and its candidates are free to exercise their right to challenge the results of the 2019 presidential election, ...
Saraki Recalls Last Moment With Late Justice Mamman Nasir
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Saraki Recalls Last Moment With Late Justice Mamman Nasir

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has expressed sadness over the death of former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir. Recalling his last moment with the late judge, he described Nasir as an eminent jurist who contributed immensely to national development. Saraki, in statement on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the legacies of the late jurist would remain a guiding light and source of inspiration to both members of the bench and bar for a long time. Saraki said: “Justice Mamman Nasir was a fearless and hardworking jurist who approached every assignment with firmness and patriotism. “He contributed immensely to the development of the judiciary in particular and the nation in genera...
Atiku Addresses APC’s Claim That he’s not Nigerian
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Atiku Addresses APC’s Claim That he’s not Nigerian

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 election, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not deserve an answer, after contesting his Nigerian citizenship. The former vice-president stated this in a statement, signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe, on Saturday. Atiku and the PDP are challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, claiming that from the data in INEC’s server, he actually polled a total of 18,356,732 votes while Buhari recorded 16,741,430. But APC urged the tribunal to dismiss PDP’s petition for incompetence, arguing that Section 131(a) of the Constitution stipulates that a person must be a citizen of Nigeria by birth to be qualified to contest for t...
US Lawmakers Clash While Awaiting Brief On Mueller Report
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US Lawmakers Clash While Awaiting Brief On Mueller Report

Republican and Democratic lawmakers clashed sharply on Sunday over the meaning of the newly completed report on Russian meddling, even as they waited to be briefed on its scope and contents. President Donald Trump has yet to receive or be briefed on the findings of the Robert Mueller probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, a spokesman said from the Florida resort where Trump was spending the weekend. The president was continuing a rare silence on Twitter about the matter. Sunday marked his third day with no public comment on the investigation that he has blasted dozens of times as a “witch hunt.” Attorney General William Barr, who received the secret report on Friday, is expected to brief key members of Congress sometime Sunday, though no announcement has be...

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