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NASS: Court strikes out suit seeking to stop Saraki, Ekweremadu’s removal



A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, Monday, struck out suit looking to prevent the Senate from expelling Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu from their workplaces, except if by goals supported up by at the very least 73 votes of its individuals.

The suit stamped FHC/ABJ/CS/936/2018 and recorded by the Incorporated Trustees of the Civil Society Observatory for Constitutional and Legal Compliance (CSOCLC), with all the 109 Senators as respondents likewise asked the court to proclaim that Saraki and Ekweremadu can’t be expelled from office as President of the Senate and Deputy President of the Senate except if according to a goals upheld by the votes of at the very least 73 individuals from the Senate.

Be that as it may, Presiding Justice John Tsoho, in his judgment held that the paper reports appearing of expelling the Senate President and his appointee, which the offended party offered as proof in help of its case, were not permissible in law.

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Referring to Supreme Court decisions toward that path, Justice Tsoho stated, “There is no evidential incentive in the paper productions offered by the offended party.”

The Judge held that the offended party neglected to demonstrate any solid proof to induce the court in any capacity to allow the revelatory reliefs it looked for from the court.

In his words, “I hold that the offended party has neglected to illustrate dependable and fitting proof in help of its starting summons.

“Appropriately, every one of the reliefs looked for by the offended party can’t be allowed because of the absence of sound proof. The suit, as recorded by the offended party, is like this struck out”.

In the beginning calls dated August 24, 2018, the gathering contended that by the unmistakable and surviving arrangements of segment 50(2) (c) of the 1999 constitution, Saraki and Ekweremadu can’t be expelled from their workplaces except if by a goals of the Senate upheld by the votes of at the very least 66% larger part of the individuals from the Senate.

The offended party suggested the accompanying conversation starters for the court’s assurance, “Regardless of whether by the reasonable and surviving arrangements of segment 50(2) (c) of the 1999 constitution, a President of the Senate and a Deputy President of the Senate, for example, Saraki and Ekweremadu can be expelled from their said workplaces as President of the Senate and Deputy President of the Senate separately except if by a goals of the Senate bolstered by the votes of at the very least 66% larger part of the individuals from the Senate.

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“Regardless of whether by the joined arrangements of areas 3(1) and (4) and (48) of the 1999 Constitution, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria isn’t included 109 individuals and whether 66% greater part of the 109 individuals from the Senate isn’t contained, 73 individuals.

“Regardless of whether the first and second litigants can be expelled from office as President of the Senate and Deputy President of the Senate separately except if compliant with goals bolstered by the votes of at least 73 individuals from the Senate”.

In an 11-passage supporting testimony to the starting summons dismissed to by ThankGod Ubani expressed that a few individuals from the All Progressives Congress (APC) of the Senate plotted with the Executive arm of government and security offices to hassle Saraki and Ekweremadu with the thought process to illicitly expel them from office.

Ubani asserted that “On a principal day, they intended to illicitly and unlawfully evacuate the first and second respondents from office by attempting to keep them from going to the National Assembly so they could be expelled in their nonattendance.”

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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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