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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the federal government had the right to continually detain Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore; and a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), despite court orders.
Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, does not possess the constitutional power to release anyone on compassionate grounds.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has petitioned the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Mr. Clement Voule, on the people’s right to peaceful assembly and association.
Abubakar Tsav, former Lagos State Commissioner of Police (Compol), has described the disobedience of court orders by governments as irresponsible, President Muhammad Buhari led-government is inclusive.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has declared former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, and leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shittes, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, chose to be in its custody on their volition.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby urging him to use his good offices and leadership and his friendship with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on him to obey court orders most recently involving activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare who remain in arbitrary detention despite a court order for their release.
The Edo State Government has described as unconstitutional and a flagrant disregard for the Principle of Separation of Powers, the resolution of the Senate directing the Governor of Edo State to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly.
To rights activist and former Senator Shehu Sani, proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) as a terror organisation will not end the face-off between the group and the Federal Government.
Former governor of Oyo State and leader of the Zenith Labour Party, Rashidi Ladoja, has frowned at an alleged “flagrant disobedience of court orders” and “insensitivity to human feelings” of the present administration in the state.
Barely five days after President Muhammadu Buhari was booed by some lawmakers during the presentation of the 2019 budget before the joint session of the National Assembly, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has alleged a plot by the presidency to arrest the lawmakers.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has described as false the allegation that he supported the continued detention of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, by the federal government.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has jettisoned the plan to suspend fire fighting and security services it provides at the Gombe, Birnin Kebbi, Bebi, and Osubi Airports following the decision of the management of the airports to enter into negotiations on how to repay debts estimated at about N716million to FAAN.
Political parties will kick off campaign nationwide tomorrow for all elective positions in line with the time table of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections.
A Nigerian man, Philip Prince Afolabi, 27, has been declared wanted by Calgary Police in Canada after he disappeared while he was released on bail.
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