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Nigerian government writes SERAP, demands list of ex-governors, ministers collecting double pay, life pensions
The Federal Government has asked Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to “send the full list of former governors and ministers that have received and/or receiving double pay and life pensions in order to enhance and ensure compliance with the judgment of the court.”
The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, yesterday, called for the immediate appointment of more Justices for the Court of Appeal, noting that some Divisions of the Court do not have the quorum of five Justices for the constitution of a full panel.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday approached the Court of Appeal, seeking it to set aside the suspension order slammed on him on Wednesday by an Abuja High Court.
In order to build local capacity to compete favourably with scientifically advanced economies, there is an urgent need to refine processes for funding research and innovation in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
A coalition of leaders of conscience in the country, under the aegis of the Third Force Movement in Nigeria has vowed to drag the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the United Nations, UN, United States of America, United Kingdom, African Union, European Union among others, over its refusal to review the judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the Imo State Governor.
The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has condemned the swearing in by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Tuesday of Justice Maurice Eneji as the acting Chief Judge of the state.
The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has again made a passionate appeal to the three most outstanding retired military generals, General Yakubu Gowon, General Olusegun Obasanjo, and General Theophilus Danjuma as well as indigenous traditional rulers in the country to gather themselves and save the country from the grip of Islamism, Boko Haram.
An FCT High Court Maitama on Monday fixed April 14 for continuation in the trial of a Deputy Director of the National Emergency Mangament Agency, (NEMA) John Umesi, charged with N54.3 million fraud.
The Supreme Court adjourned until March 17, hearing in an application by all candidates of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), seeking to review its judgment that sacked them in Zamfara in the 2019 general elections.
For the second time, the Supreme Court has adjourned hearing in the application by the former Governor of Imo State, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, seeking a reversal of his sack by the apex court early this year.
A seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, adjourned the matter at the behest of Ihedioha’s lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi, SAN, who pleaded for time to respond to court processes he said was served on him by governor Hope Uzodinma and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the courtroom.
The Solicitor General of the Federation has been asked to provide information to the public on about 23 high profile cases of corruption transferred by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property to the office of the Solicitor General of the Federation and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice. The cases were transferred in August last year through a presidential directive.
The reconciliation move by the Kano elders led by Alhaji Bashir Tofa to amicably settle the matter on the creation of new emirates has on Thursday suffered a set back.
The Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday admonished the Central Bank Governor (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on possible out of court settlement in a suit brought against him over $53 million unpaid legal fees.
On Wednesday, 26 February, the Supreme Court upheld its decision on Bayelsa election which removed David Lyon as Governor-elect and reconfirmed Douye Diri as winner.
Following the disruption in academic activities by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Edo State Government will on Monday, April 6, 2020, begin state-wide broadcast targeted at students in Senior Secondary Schools preparing for West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE) and National Examinations Council (NECO).
The ICPC has said the arrest and detention of the former chairman of the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, was done within the ambits of the law.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has pleaded with the Federal Government not to get Chinese medical team involved in the fight against Coronavirus in the country.
5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC reports that at least three 5G towers were set alight last week, and police and fire services were called to extinguish the flames.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has taken to social media to join in the celebrations of his country Senegal which marked its 60th Independence Day on Saturday.
Some Lagos residents on Friday expressed worry at the opening of some shops in markets, saying that it was generating crowd that could spread coronavirus.
Operatives of the Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State police command have rescued an 80-year-old mother of the chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area, Mr Uroupaye Nimizuoa, Madam Beauty Nimizuoa.
Former Pope Benedict XVI is doing well but is no longer accepting visits at the Vatican monastery, where he is spending his retirement, his secretary said on Wednesday.
A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told E! that there was a call about a domestic dispute at Carter’s house in Lancaster, California, and after speaking with the couple, police took Martin into custody.
The United States embassy in Nigeria, on Tuesday, explained that it evacuated American citizens from Nigeria for their safety.