A Federal High Court in Lagos, Thursday, fixed May 31, for hearing in a movement recorded by beset Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, testing her preliminary in the court. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Ofili-Ajumogobia and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla, on 18 tallies verging on Conspiracy, Unlawful Enrichment, Retention of Crime Proceeds, and Money Laundering.
NAN reports that the litigants are standing preliminary before Justice Rilwan Aikawa. They were re-summoned on May 15 and had both argued not blameworthy to all tallies of the charge. The court had allowed them to safeguard in the entirety of N10million each, with two sureties in like aggregate. At the point when the case was approached Thursday, Chief Robert Clarke, SAN, reported appearance for the primary respondent, while Chief Ferdinand Orbih, SAN, showed up for the second litigant.
The Clarke at that point educated the court regarding a Preliminary complaint moving the court’s locale to engage the charge against Ajumogobia. Guidance contended that the primary litigant had not been expelled as a judge of the Federal High Court since there was no periodical confirming her said rejection. He said that an inability to demonstrate proof of such rejection precluded the court from claiming the imperative purview to engage the case. Plus, the guard contended that the conflict of the indictment in passage L of its sworn statement that the litigant had not been attempted wasn’t right.
He contended that the litigant was indicted for around two and half years before an Ikeja division of the Lagos High Court, with 18 witnesses called by the arraignment, under the steady gaze of the court rejected the suit. He, along these lines, asked the court to hear the litigant’s application. On his part, second safeguard counsel, Orbih additionally educated the court regarding his movement trying to part the charge and attempt the second litigant independently.
He additionally contended that his application was not testing the legitimacy of the charge, yet the reason to which it is being utilized. Orbih contended that the utilization of the procedure of the court was difficult, and dangerous, having as a main priority that similar issues are being challenged at the Court of Appeal. He encouraged the court not to “Offer” ward with the investigative court, however, to initially hear the different movement pending before it.
Accordingly, the investigator, (Oyedepo) encouraged the court not be convinced to hear the movements alone, however that where the court is slanted to hearing same, it ought to likewise continue with preliminary, after which the court would convey a composite judgment at last. He contended that the different applications by the guard were gone for slowing down preliminary and stopping up equity, including that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, looks to review such naughtiness of deferrals.
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Plus, Oyedepo looked to surrender the said section L of his sworn statement, because he was set up to do as such if same will enable the preliminary to continue expediently. In the wake of tuning in to contentions and counter-contentions from separate gatherings. Equity Aikawa in a short deciding held that as it would see it, the arraignment was allowed to surrender the said passage of the sworn statement. The court, in any case, held that it would hear the different applications by the safeguard, after which it will convey its decision right away. The court subsequently, suspended the case until May 31 for hearing.
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.
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.
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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