INSECURITY: PEACE RETURNS IN IHIALA – ANAMBRA LAWMAKER

Obiorah Anthony Ugwonwa The Anambra State Government under the Leadership of Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has restored water tight security and absolute peace in the communities across Ihiala Local Government Area of the state. This was disclosed over the weekend during a ceremony at Umuona community in Aguata Local Government Area by Hon. Golden Ilo, the member representing Ihiala constituency II in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Awka. The Lawmaker, who spoke extensively on the two phases of insecurity in the society to include real and psychological phases, argued…

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ALGON BoT appeals judgment refusing to void Kolade Alabi’s leadership

The Incorporated Trustees of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has appealed the judgment of a Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, which decline to nullify the Kolade Alabi-led leadership of the association. The BoT, in another motion, also sought a stay of execution of the judgment delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo of a FHC on Friday. In the judgement, declined jurisdiction to determine whether the immediate-past President of ALGON, Alabi, was qualified to hold office. The association had last year dragged Alabi.and seven others to court on the…

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THE NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENSE CORPS (NSCDC) LACKS POWERS TO ARREST, DETAIN AND PROSECUTE SUSPECTS ON ALLEGATIONS OF BREACH OF PENAL LAW OF A STATE GOVERNMENT AND ALSO LACKS POWERS TO ARREST AND DETAIN CITIZENS OVER BREACH OF TRUST OR CIVIL CLAIMS IN NIGERIA

By: Hamza Nuhu Dantani Esq. There have been some issues arising from the powers of some officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who arrest, detain and prosecute suspects on allegations of breach of Penal Code Law of a State (especially, prevalent in some of the Northern-States of Nigeria) and some of these officers of the said Civil Defence Corps have many a time, been reported to have been found arresting and detaining citizens in those States for alleged offence of breach of trust or civil claims in…

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ANAMBRA STATE TRICYCLE OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (TOWAN)GETS NEW ACTING CHAIRMAN

Obiorah Anthony Ugwonwa The Deputy Chairman, Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria(TOWAN), Anambra State Chapter, Comrade Michael Onyekwelu, has ascended to the seat of Acting Chairman of the association in Anambra State, following the official resignation of the immediate past chairman of the association, Barrister Sylvester Obiorah. This was made known yesterday at the first meeting organized by the leadership of the association in Anambra State for the branch chairmen of the association, held in the Awka South Local Government Area Secretariat, Amawbia, Anambra State. He said that the essence of…

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CJN, others ask court to dismiss suit challenging appointment of 12 judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, and others, on Thursday, prayed a Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja to dismiss a suit filed by a lawyer, Azubuike Oko, seeking to stop the appointment of 12 judges into the FCT High Court. Akinlolu Kehinde, SAN, who appeared for Ariwoola, the Chief Judge (CJ) of FCT, Hussein Baba-Yusuf, and National Judicial Council (NJC), told Justice Inyang Ekwo while adopting their processes and presenting their argument against the suit. In a preliminary objection dated and filed March 1 by the senior…

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Federal High Court: Reminiscing about 50 years’ jurisprudential impacts

By Taiye Agbaje, News Agency of Nigeria The Federal High Court (FHC) which was established on April 13, 1973, is one of the Federal superior Courts of record in Nigeria.It has coordinate jurisdiction with the High Courts of the States of the Federation, including FCT and is located in Shehu Shagari Way, Central District Abuja.According to the Federal Government Official Gazette No. 62, Vol. 60 dated Nov. 29, 1973, the court began with five pioneering judges.They included Justice Jemonu Omoigberai Eboh; Justice Adeitan Ayinde Adediran; Justice Mahmud Babatunde Belgore, Justice…

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NGO to partner Nollywood, music artistes to combat inequalities against PWDs

A non-governmental organisation under the auspices of CBM Global says it will partner the Nigerian film industry, known as Nollywood, and music artistes to combat all forms of inequality against persons with disabilities (PWDs). The Country Director of the NGO, Ekaete Umoh, stated this on Saturday at a global leadership programme by Ford Foundation for Global Leaders to disrupt inequalities in Abuja. “This exercise is all about painting to disrupt inequalities. By disrupting inequalities, we are also challenging stereotypes. “So today, we are gathered here to see how we can,…

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Shiites condemn aerial bombardment of Kaduna worshippers by Nigerian Army

…Demands prosecution of perpetrators The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as the Shiites, on Tuesday, condemned the killing of scores of Muslim worshippers in Tudun Biri Village, Kaduna State by the Nigerian army. The IMN, in a statement by Sheikh Sidi Munir Mainasara Sokoto, on behalf of the Islamic group under the leadership of His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Ya’qoub El-Zakzaky (H), said the perpetrators of the act should be identified, investigated, and prosecuted. It reads: “A report reaching us revealed that more than 150 Muslim worshippers were massacred…

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PRESS RELEASE ON ADVERTS FOR SALE OF PORTION OF LANDS IN PLOTS 580 & 581, KUGBO, ABUJA AS PROMISELAND ASOKORO HILLTOP

Our attention has been drawn to adverts on billboards on various streets in Abuja and online platforms on sale of portion of lands in Plot 580 & 581, Kugbo, Abuja under various titles including ‘Promiseland Asokoro Hilltop’, ‘Promiseland Hilltop Estate’, ‘Asokoro Hilltop’. We wishAmongst other pending suits, Sunrise Estate Development Limited commenced Suit No. FCT/HC/CV/7813/2023 against the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Federal Capital Development Authority and Praco International Limited at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on 5th October 2023. The suit is before Hon. Justice…

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Appeal Court upholds election of Bauchi Rep member Jafaru Leko

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Friday, upheld the election of Rep Jafaru Leko as member representing Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency of Bauchi State in the House of Representatives.The three-member panel, presided by Justice Lawal Shuaibu, dismissed the appeal filed by Kefas Magaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the grounds that it lacked merit.The court held that the petitioners (Magaji and PDP) failed to prove their case on the preponderance of evidence.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (NAN) had…

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