A High Court in IIorin, Kwara State, presided by Justice Ibrahim Yusuf yesterday refused to grant bail to eight accused persons alleged to have raped and murdered a 24-year-old University of Ilorin student, Olajide Blessing Omowumi.
The arraignment of the accused persons could not commence last Wednesday because of the inability of three of the suspects to produce legal representation.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime has appealed to the U.S., UK and other developed countries to pay the $100 billion they promised to support developing countries to attain the ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’ (NDC) target.
Specifically, the regime’s environment minister Mohammad Abubakar sought the support of the UN to persuade developed countries to redeem the NDC $100 billion pledge.
The Court ordered Imo State Government, its Attorney and Imo State Universal Basic Education Board to pay or continue to pay Prof. Iheduru and 5 others their salaries and/or allowances; emoluments, and/or entitlements attached to their membership of the Imo State Universal Basic Education Board until the expiration of their tenure in December 2023.
Justice Galadima held that Imo State Governor cannot remove them from office without complying with the State Universal Basic Education Law and other extant laws.
Nigeria has posted more COVID-19 cases, with Lagos State topping the infection chart with 66 new cases.
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control reported 91 new cases and no COVID-19-related death on Tuesday, as the deadly virus continues to ravage Africa in the third wave.
A Kano State High Court on Tuesday fined Kano governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje N800,000 after he discontinued his defamation suit against an online publication Daily Nigerian.
Ganduje had dragged the publisher Ja’afar Ja’afar to court over a story and videos where he was purportedly seen stuffing foreign currencies in his pocket.
However, in a statement shared on his Facebook page titled ‘I AM SORRY FOR ALL THE STIR.’, Aikpokpo-Martins said he never meant mischief by his comment. He said his comment was culled by the Nation Newspaper with skewed and sensational headline without his knowledge and consent
He said it was never his intention to advocate for extrajudicial sanction of persons by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
So, I disagree with the NBA President that the NBA First Vice-President has a personal capacity to express such militaristic modes of expression like "crush" citizens as if we are in a militocracy. Of course, he has a right to articulate his views as any other Nigerian but definitely not to expressly undermine the rule of law as a way to uphold the Constitution of Nigeria and he still remains the First Vice-President of the NBA.
The NBA should clearly stand up for the rule of law and ask its First Vice-President to leave the office for his statement even if on his Facebook page. Statements on Facebook are public and different from dinner table talks.
Southern Governors under the umbrella of Southern Governors’ Forum have set September 21, 2021, as the deadline for the promulgation of anti-open grazing law among its member states.
The governors took the decision on Monday during a close-door meeting in Lagos State.