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Suspended Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia Still A Judge Says Senior Advocate



Like this, he is requesting that the court strike out her charges, as a serving judge can’t be attempted aside from such judge has been calmed of his or her obligations by the administration.

Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate, speaking to troubled Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, has demanded that his customer is as yet a judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria regardless of suspension by the National Judiciary Council (NJC).

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said this before Justice Ridwan Aikawa, the judge directing the tax evasion charges recorded against Ofili-Ajumogobia, at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on May 15, 2019, summoned the best judge and Godwin Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, over supposed illegal tax avoidance charges.

The commission charged Ofili-Ajumogobia and Obla on 18 checks verging on the trick, unlawful enhancement, maintenance of wrongdoing continues, and tax evasion.

At the resumption of the conference on Thursday, Ofili-Ajumogobia’s direction contended that his customer remains a judge without a Gazetted declaration from the Presidency mitigating her of the duty.

NJC suggested the terrible of Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia to President Muhammadu Buhari, having discovered her liable for unfortunate activities.

The committee at that point proceeded to suspend the troubled equity pending her expulsion from office by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Regardless of this declaration, the senior backer contended that without an official announcement from President Buhari, his customer couldn’t be said to have been mitigated of her title as equity of the Federal High Court of Nigeria.

Therefore, he is requesting that the court strike out her charges, as a serving judge can’t be attempted except such judge has been eased off his or her obligations by the administration.

He contended that lone the President could name a judge and just the administration can sack the equivalent.

Restricting this contention, Rotimi Oyedepo, the insight for the EFCC, introduced to the court, a genuine ensured duplicate of a letter from the Presidency affirming the sack of the equity.

He requested that the senior backer tell the court if the arraigned equity is at present managing any court as expected of a judge.

Oyedepo then continued to show the letter to the court. With the proof, Clarke mentioned a deferment to empower him to consider the letter and answer as needs are.

The senior legal counselor said he was just served the letter 48 hours back, saying that he has not had room schedule-wise to contemplate the message appropriately.

He likewise told the court that he is deliberately fastidious so he could have a strong case under the steady gaze of the Appeal Court in the occasion there is a need to request the trial.

“I am taking care of my case with the claim in the center,” Clarke told the court.

Hosting tuned in to the two gatherings, Justice Aikawa, in his decision said the troubled judge is qualified for a reasonable hearing, consequently would hear the application.

He subsequently suspended the gathering to May 31 for hearing and managing on the application.

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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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