Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Abuja on Thursday, Buhari charged the board to preserve the noble virtues for which NEITI is known and be non-partisan and continue to dignified neutrality. “NEITI is not just a local agency of government, but part of an international organisation. Hence it must be seen to comply with the principles of the international EITI,” he said.
The Federal Government has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that it has not stopped Nigerians from using social media platforms, Twitter, adding that many Nigerians are still using it every day.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Federal Government said this in a counter-affidavit they deposed to in response to an originating motion filed by human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong.
BBC quoted Salami as saying Igboho was arrested with only the German and Nigerian passport, contrary to reports that he was caught with a forged passport of Benin Republic with which he wanted to travel out of the country.
Salami spoke to BBC after the activist appeared in court on Thursday.
Also, the case against the activist has been adjourned till Monday by Court d’Appel in Cotonou and not Friday as previously reported.
The court, ordered the release of Igboho’s wife, Ropo, while the activist was returned to cell, after three judicial proceedings.
The proceedings, which started at 10am, ended at about 8pm, with intermittent breaks. The lawsuit was adjourned till Friday, but it was gathered that the court might not sit today (Friday).
A lawyer has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Ewa Okpo Edmund aka Street Lawyer was arrested by the Uyo Zonal Office of the EFCC for presenting forged medical report to procure the bail of his client, Noble Dainge Tamunoateli (a.k.a. Frederick Collins) an alleged internet fraudster currently under prosecution on charges bordering on criminal impersonation and possession of over N14 million suspected to be proceed of crime.
Only 30 of the 70 refineries licenses issued by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) are active
According to a July 8 document entitled “List of private licensed refineries”, 35 refineries have the License to Establish (LTE).
The document as revealed on Thursday, only 10 of those licensed to establish refineries are active.