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Court orders reinstatement of suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo



The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday, requested the quick re-establishment of Mounir Gwarzo, the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), back to his position.

Equity Sanusi Kado, in his judgment, held that the Minister of Finance, named as the second litigant in the suit, could not suspend the inquirer. Kado, who expelled three issues raised by protection counsel through their primer complaint, decided that the suit was not status banished.

He held that since there was the reason for acting in the petitioner’s suit, he (the inquirer) reserved the option to initiate the lawsuit by method for starting gather.

Kado further held that the issue in question was not about the situation of the petitioner as the DG of the Commission, yet that the bone of dispute was who could suspend him. The judge held that the second litigant (Minister of Finance) could not suspend the inquirer since he was not a representative of the commission.

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He said that the Minister, without the board, just had supervisory power, which does exclude disciplinary capacity to suspend the DG. Kado held that it was just the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, on the mandate of the President, who had the intensity of suspension.

For accentuation, he stated, “the pastor’s job was that of suggestion.” Kado, what’s more, said the Administrative Panel of Inquiry that arraigned the inquirer was not an official courtroom nor was it a semi-legal body, yet only a body set up for a reality discovering obligation.

He, subsequently, announced that the suspension of the petitioner was invalid, void, and of no impact. Kado likewise announced that the suggestion of the Administrative Panel of Inquiry set up constantly respondent, be put aside. The judge at that point requested the restoration of the inquirer as the DG of SEC to finish his five-year residency.

He further arranged that the petitioner’s compensations, and qualifications, which accumulated inside the period, be forked over the required funds. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the previous Finance serve, on November 29, 2017, suspended Gwarzo and set up an authoritative board of request to examine charges of monetary inappropriateness leveled against him.

NAN additionally reports that the SEC DG was blamed for gathering severance bundle worth N104.85 million while still in administration infringing upon the standard administration rules.

The priest said Gwarzo was suspended from office to take into consideration an unhindered examination. NAN reports that Gwarzo is that as it may, in June 2018, moved toward the court to challenge his suspension.He looked for different reliefs among which was a request of the court reestablishing him as the DG of the Commission.

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He additionally looked for a request of the court for the installment of every one of his qualifications, remittances, stipends and different perquisites of the workplace of DG of SEC for the whole time frame he was under suspension.

Gwarzo similarly looked for a request of the court putting aside the whole procedures of the Administrative Panel of Inquiry comprised by the Minister. NAN further reports that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) had accused Gwarzo of an Executive Commissioner in the commission, Zakawanu Garuba.

They were summoned on a five-check charge of supposed misappropriation to the tune of about N115 million and conferment of a degenerate bit of leeway on an open officer.

Equity Hussein Baba Yusuf of FCT High Court, Maitama be that as it may, on April 16, released Gwarzo of the supposed charge. Participated in the suit as co-respondents were: SEC, Minister of Finance and Attorney-General of the Federation.

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Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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