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Justice Bulkachuwa cancels annual vacation for Appeal Court Justices



The President of the Court of Appeals, Judge Zainab Bulkachuwa, canceled the annual vacation for judges of the Court of Appeals in 2019.

A statement from the Appeals Court Media Officer, Saadatu Kachalla, said Judge Bulkachuwa canceled the holiday because of “the huge petitions the Court faces,” reports NAN.
“We have to give up our annual vacation to allow us to entertain and determine all appeals that arise from the various Electoral Petitions Courts transmitted to the Court,” he said.

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In a two-page circular signed and transmitted to all judges on July 2, Judge Bulkachuwa noted that since these appeals were limited in time and would arise within the holiday period of the court in July and October, therefore, the need arose to be heard. And it is determined within that period.

To enable the Court to meet these objectives, the President of the Court of Appeals gave explicit instructions to the Presiding Magistrates of the different Divisions to prepare a toaster in consultation with the President to allow Judges with medical appointments or other family problems. Urgent travel for No more than 15 days within the deadline.

Also, the toaster to be drawn should be arranged so that at any given time, there are a panel of three (3) members on the floor in each division to hear and determine appeals.

He stated that in Divisions with three (3) Judges, only one (1) Judge may travel at a time and the office of the President of the Court of Appeal must be notified immediately to form a panel in the absence of that Judge in case of what needs to emerge.

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According to Judge Bulkachuwa, appeals arising from the National and State Assemblies would be heard by a local panel of three (3) members, except when it is controversial, then the President will set up and send another board to listen to it.

In the appeals of the Interior, Bulkachuwa revealed that he would be heard by a panel of five (5) Members to be adopted by the President. Therefore, he instructed the presiding judges to notify him as soon as appeals of the governor’s election were presented to ensure his prompt determination.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,769 appeals and 3,517 motions were determined by the Court of Appeals between January and April 2019.

This is found in the summary of cases in the Divisions of the Court of Appeals prepared by the Head of the Legal Services Unit, Ms. Adaeze Oby Azikiwe.

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In the document, a total of 2,397 appeals and 5,120 motions were submitted during the period under review.

Similarly, reports from the DCR office, the Court of Appeal, the Electoral Petitions Tribunal, Ms. Rabi Abdulazeez Yakubu, said that a total of 800 petitions were submitted until June 17, 2019.

A breakdown of this figure shows that the House of Representatives of the State registered the highest number of 415, the Senate 105, the House of Representatives 214, the Interior 62 and the four presidential petitions.

According to the information sheets emanating from the 77 Electoral Petitions Courts established by the President of the Court of Appeals on April 23, 65 petitions were rejected or eliminated, while 735 appeals are pending.


IPOB: Buhari Govt Plotting To Give Anambra To Candidate Willing To Establish Ruga For Herdsmen




The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of plotting to make use of safety operatives to impose a candidate prepared to determine Ruga in Anambra State.

Naija Information reviews that the outlawed group had declared a sit-at-home within the Southeast of its detained chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, just isn’t launched from the custody of the Division of State Service, DSS.

Many has interpreted the sit-at-home order as a name to boycott the Anambra state governorship election scheduled to carry on the sixth of November, 2021.

However IPOB in a press release on Thursday by its spokesperson, Emma Highly effective, has distanced the group from the upcoming election.

In line with the proscribed group, its sit-at-home order has nothing to do with the Anambra State governorship election.

The professional-Biafra group mentioned it’s centered on the unconditional launch of its chief and never the polls.

An announcement he signed and issued reads: “The worldwide motion and household of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our nice and indefatigable chief Mazi Nnamdi KANU want to make clear that opposite to speculations and blackmail, IPOB has by no means made any official assertion or referred to as for the boycott of Anambra State gubernatorial election approaching November 6 2021.

It would subsequently be incorrect for individuals to take a position or peddle falsehood towards us when there is no such thing as a foundation for such.

“For the sake of readability, what we mentioned was that your entire Biafra land could be locked down from November 5 to November 10, 2021 if by November four the federal authorities fails to launch our chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.

“Our place has nothing to do with the Anambra election. All we’d like is our chief’s launch who dedicated no crime to be held perpetually in custody. We now have gathered by intelligence the plot by Nigeria Authorities to maintain our chief in detention perpetually by frivolous court docket adjournments.

“Politicians should depart IPOB out of their predicaments. They need to cease dragging IPOB into their election. We knew their evil plans after they had been killing their fellow politicians and blaming it on IPOB. They need to depart us alone.

Utilizing social media to hyperlink IPOB to Anambra election exhibits most of them should not knowledgeable about plots by Nigeria Authorities and her safety operatives to hijack this election and provides it to whom they really feel to good the institution of Ruga in Anambra State. However that received’t work for them as a result of IPOB is forward of their sport plan.”

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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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