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Ojo Amos Olatunde confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly
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Ojo Amos Olatunde confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly

Ojo Amos Olatunde has been confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly by the National Assembly Service Commission.   Olatunde was appointed as acting clerk in July 2020 after the commission directed staff who have attained the age of 60 or 35 years in service to proceed on compulsory retirement.   NASC Chairman, Ahmed Amshi in a statement released on Friday October 3, revealed that Mr Olatunde was confirmed at a meeting held on Wednesday September 30. He further revealed that Bala Yabani has been confirmed as the deputy clerk of the National Assembly. Ibrahim El-Ladan has also been confirmed as Senate clerk, while Francis Akubueze has been confirmed as clerk of the House of Representatives.   Amshi said;   “The National Assembly ...
Dongban-Mensem sworn in as substantive President, Court of Appeal
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Dongban-Mensem sworn in as substantive President, Court of Appeal

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad has administered the oaths of allegiance and office on Justice Monica Dongban- Mensem as the substantive President of the Court of Appeal. This follows the confirmation of her appointment by the Senate after her 3 months acting appointment was only recently renewed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Presidency had explained that the delay in forwarding her name to the Senate for confirmation as required by the Constitution was because President Buhari was waiting for security report on the Plateau State born Justice Dongban-Mensem from the intelligence community.    
Senate Confirms Yuguda’s Appointment as SEC DG
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Senate Confirms Yuguda’s Appointment as SEC DG

The appointment of a former director of the central bank of Nigeria, Lamido Yuguda as the director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been confirmed by the Nigerian senate. Appointments of Reginald Karausa, Ibrahim Boyi, and Obi Joseph as full-time commissioners of the agency were also confirmed by the lawmakers following a report presented by the chairman of Senate capital market committee, Ibikunle Amosun (APC, Ogun). Before Yuguda's confirmation, senators from Akwa Ibom state had filed a petition requestiing that Mary Uduk who had been acting as SEC DG since Mounir Gwarzo was suspended two years ago, be confirmed as the substantive head.
Trump Threatens to Permanently Pull Funding From WHO and Reconsider’ US Membership
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Trump Threatens to Permanently Pull Funding From WHO and Reconsider’ US Membership

President Donald Trump on Monday May 18, threatened to permanently pull US funding from the World Health Organization over the Coronavirus pandemic. In a four-page letter addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus, the US President criticized the stages of the body's response to the outbreak of the disease since December. Trump insisted that the international health agency shares the responsibility for the large number of deaths in the crisis and further threatened to pull US funding permanently and also reconsider US membership in the organization, if it does not commit to “major substantive improvements” within 30 days. The US President who disclosed that talks on reforming the WHO had already begun, had earlier called the UN health body a "puppet of China". The...
Lawyer Mr Johnmary Jideobi,  Drags Mr. Ibrahim Magu to Court
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Lawyer Mr Johnmary Jideobi, Drags Mr. Ibrahim Magu to Court

A Constitutional lawyer, Mr Johnmary Jideobi, has asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja to declare the continued stay in office of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as illegal and unconstitutional. The appellant challenged the judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja which held that nothing in the law circumscribed President Muhammadu Buhari’s powers to retain Magu in office, or provided a timeframe within which he could serve as acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency. It will be recalled that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had in judgement she delivered on December 4, 2019, declined to invalidate Magu’s continued stay in office. Justice Ojukwu, however, stressed that it was a mandatory requirement of the law that Pr...
Kanu Not Comfortable With Arteta As Arsenal Substantive Head Coach
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Kanu Not Comfortable With Arteta As Arsenal Substantive Head Coach

Former Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu does not believe Mikel Arteta is the right choice for English Premier League side Arsenal, saying his lack of experience as manager is not what The Gunners need. Kanu was a stalwart for Arsenal over five seasons and part of their Invincibles squad of 2003-04. He believes that The Gunners need a manager with more experience. “The recent poor performances of Arsenal can improve with experienced management,” Kanu told reporters. “I know every fan is disappointed with the games the club has been playing of late. This is not the same Arsenal people used to know. But, all the same, we can still turn it around. “We have a new interim coach, Freddie Ljungberg, but things are not really going on well for him. When you have players, they should ...
MC Oluomo Confirmed As Substantive Lagos State Chairman Of NURTW
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MC Oluomo Confirmed As Substantive Lagos State Chairman Of NURTW

According to the press release by Mc oluomo himslef he was confirmed as Lagos state chairman Nurtw. 03/10/2019. *MC OLUOMO CONFIRMED AS SUBSTANTIVE LAGOS STATE CHAIRMAN OF NURTW.* The current care-taker Chairman of the Lagos State Council of NURTW, popularly known and addressed as MC OLUOMO, has just been confirmed as the substantive NURTW LAGOS STATE COUNCIL Chairman! This was done today at the Lagos State NURTW secretariat Oko Oba Agege Lagos, and was officiated by the NURTW National President Alhaji Prof Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa. The National President adviced all Union members to cooperate with the state executive and also work in accordance with NURTW constitution because it is the ground norm that guides the operations of the Union. Also, the National President equally cautioned ...
This is unacceptable’ – Fani-Kayode reacts to Governor Bagudu’s refusal to confirm a christian as Chief Justice
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This is unacceptable’ – Fani-Kayode reacts to Governor Bagudu’s refusal to confirm a christian as Chief Justice

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has described as unacceptable the refusal of Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu to confirm Justice Esther Kataru as the substantive Chief Judge (CJ) of the state on ground that she is a Christian.   Karatu, who is currently the Acting Chief Judge, had written a petition to the National Judicial Council, NJC, over Bagudu’s alleged refusal to confirm her as substantive chief judge of the state.   In the petition, Karatu said politics of religion and her firm belief in justice and fairness were some of the reasons the state governor denied her rights despite the recommendation of NJC.  On January 17, 2019, the Kebbi State House of Assembly also confirmed Karatu as substantive chief judge of the state, but the governor refused...
Court Refuses To Stop Buhari From Swearing In Tanko Muhammad As Substantive CJN
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Court Refuses To Stop Buhari From Swearing In Tanko Muhammad As Substantive CJN

The Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected an ex parte application for an order stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from swearing in Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. Muhammad has been acting as the CJN since January when President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the former CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. With Onnoghen’s resignation and subsequent conviction by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Muhammad is believed to be set to assume the office of the CJN in a substantive capacity. The main suit filed by Malcom Omirhobo Foundation, a group being promoted and represented in court by a lawyer, Mr. Malcom Omirhobo, is challenging Muhammad’s fitness to hold the office of the CJN. Justice Inyang Ekwo rejected the group’s ex parte application requesting ...
Four Kwara State Government Officials Arraigned for Money Laundering
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Four Kwara State Government Officials Arraigned for Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office, on Thursday, arraigned four officials of the Kwara State Government, before Justice Babangana Ashigar of a Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin on a two-count charge bordering on money laundering. Those arraigned include: Abubakar Ishiak, Permanent Secretary; Shina Mudasir Akorede, Director of Administration and Finance; Rasaq Momonu, Controller Finance and Account, and Hafees Yusuf, Cashier. One of the counts reads: "That you, Abubakar Ishiak, being the Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Government House, Shina Mudasir Akorede, being the Director of Administration and Finance, Rasaq Momonu, being the Controller of Finance and Account, Kwara State Government House, and Hafees Yusuf, being the Cashier of Kwara ...
NJC Advises Buhari To Confirm Tanko Muhammad As Substantive CJN
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NJC Advises Buhari To Confirm Tanko Muhammad As Substantive CJN

WITH the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), the coast seems clear for Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to mount the saddle as CJN. President Muhammadu Buhari is likely to accept the NJC’s recommendation that Justice Muhammad should be CJN, The Nation learnt yesterday. But Buhari is said to be weighing whether or not to accept the NJC’s recommendations on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Buhari, who had a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the issue before flying out to Jordan yesterday, is also said to be seeking legal opinions on the NJC’s decisions. The NJC absolved Justice Muhammad of any blame in deferring to the President to be sworn in as the Acting CJN. He accepted the app...
Court Orders INEC To Continue Collation Of Bauchi Gov Election Results
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Court Orders INEC To Continue Collation Of Bauchi Gov Election Results

According to a report by Punch Metro, the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday gave the Independent National Electoral Commission the leeway to continue and conclude the collation of the results of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo set aside his earlier order of March 19, 2019, which stopped the collation of the results. After declining jurisdiction to hear the substantive case, the judge ruled in his judgment on Monday that “the defendant (INEC) should be allowed to continue its constitutional duty”. “There is no legal impediment before the defendant to go on with the decision of the defendant to execute its decision in its press release,” the judge ruled. The suit was f...
Court Restrains NBBF Factions From Interference in Kwese Premier League
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Court Restrains NBBF Factions From Interference in Kwese Premier League

The Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) factions led by Musa Kida and Tijjani Umar, from conducting any fresh Premier Basketball League for the purposes of selecting the men basketball club representatives to the 2018/2019 African Continental Club Championship pending the determination of the substantive suit before it. The management boards of Kwese Premier League and two clubs, Gombe Bulls Basketball Club and Kwara Falcons Basketball Club, who are both winner and runner up of the 2018 Kwese Premier Basketball League, had approached the High Court in Abuja, asking for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants, their agents or servants whosoever, from substituting them with any other clubs to represent Nigeria at th...
Court Restrains NBBF Factions from Interference in Kwese League
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Court Restrains NBBF Factions from Interference in Kwese League

The Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) factions led by Musa Kida and Tijjani Umar, from conducting any fresh Premier Basketball League for the purposes selecting the men basketball club representatives to the 2018/2019 African Continental Club Championship pending the determination of the substantive suit before it. The management boards of Kwese Premier League and two clubs, Gombe Bulls Basketball Club and Kwara Falcons Basketball Club, who are both winner and runner up of the 2018 Kwese Premier Basketball League, had approached the High Court in Abuja, asking for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants, their agents or servants whosoever from substituting them with any other clubs to represent...
Court Stops Chief Justice Of Nigeria’s Planned Arraignment
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Court Stops Chief Justice Of Nigeria’s Planned Arraignment

A Federal High Court which sat today in Abuja, has reportedly stopped the Chief Justice of Nigeria’s planned arraignment by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Justice Evelyn Maha of the Federal High Court, Abuja, who ruled on two ex-parte applications on Monday, ordered parties to maintain the status quo and also not to take any further steps in respect of the trial until January 17 when all parties to both suits are to return. While the ex parte application in the suit FHC/ABJ/CS/27/2019 was moved by Mr. R.A Lawal-Rabana (SAN), before Justice Maha on Monday, the ex parte application filed in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/28/2019 ‎was moved by Mr. Jeph Njikonye. The court which stopped the Chief Justice of Nigeria’s planned arraignment, also ordered the service of court”s documents in rel...
Declare me APC spokesperson – Blogger tells court
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Declare me APC spokesperson – Blogger tells court

A Nigerian blogger and publisher, Abubakar Usman, has filed a suit against the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its appointment of Lanre Issa-Onilu as the substantive National Publicity Secretary of the party. Mr Usman claims he should have assumed the position having emerged as runner-up to Bolaji Abdullahi who in August resigned from the position and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) along with his mentor, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Premium Times reports. According to Mr Usman, Duro Meseko and Mr Issa-Onilu came behind him in the third and fourth places respectively in the contest for the position at the party’s national convention on June 23 in Abuja. Shortly after Mr Abdullahi’s resignation on August 1, Mr Issa-Onilu was named the new spokesperson o...
Zainab Ahmed Now Substantive Minister Of Finance – Presidency
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Zainab Ahmed Now Substantive Minister Of Finance – Presidency

THE Presidency on Wednesday stated that Zainab Ahmed who was appointed the supervising Minister of Finance last week has fully taken charge of the ministry as she has relinquished her former portfolio as the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning. Ahmed was last week appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as the supervising Minister of Finance following the resignation of Mrs Kemi Adeosun from the cabinet over the allegation of parading forged National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, exemption certificate. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, confirmed to State House correspondents after the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Council Chamber Presidential Villa Abuja that Zaina...