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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Clamp down on lawyers delaying trials, CJN tells heads of Court

DISTURBED by the delay in the prosecution of criminal cases in the country, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen on Monday directed heads of courts to clamp down on both prosecution and defense counsel who indulge in unethical practice to delay criminal trials. While warning that the axe will not spare whoever is found wanting, Justice Onnoghen ...

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Biafra: Prof Nwabueze wants IPOB leader to meet Southeast governors again

CONSTITUTIONAL Lawyer and Leader of Igbo Leaders of Thought (ILT), Professor Ben Nwabueze, has called for another meeting between Southeast governors and the Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with a view to stemming further restiveness in Igbo land. In a statement issued by Professor Nwabueze which was made available to Nigerian Tribune in Enugu on Monday, ...

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Oyinlola writes, appreciates Buhari over NIMC appointment

Former Osun State governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing him as the chairman of the board of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). President Muhammadu Buhari last week reconstituted the board of the NIMC and made Prince Oyinlola its chairman. The board is expected to be inaugurated very soon. Prince Oyinlola in a letter of ...

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Four feared dead as NNPC Apapa jetty catches fire

A fire outbreak on Monday at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Apapa loading jetty is said to have claimed lives, even though the number of the dead was still sketchy as at the time of filing in this report. According to findings by the Nigerian Tribune, there was a fire outbreak at the jetty when hoodlums scrambled to scoop ...

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Angry CBN to sanction erring banks over retail forex

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday threatened to sanction any Deposit Money Bank (DMB) which fails to comply with its directive to open teller points for retail forex transactions. It also sustained its intervention in the various sectors of the inter-bank Foreign Exchange market with the injection of $545 million. The apex bank had on March 3, 2017 instructed ...

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AGF initiates court process today to ban IPOB

..South-East governors can’t kill Biafra — IPOB …Buratai: FG has final say on whether IPOB is a terror group .. Northern Govs embark on peace mission to S-East, S-South …Buratai: FG has final say on whether IPOB is a terror group …Buratai: FG has final say on whether IPOB is a terror group ABUJA — SENATE President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, ...

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ASUU suspends 36-day-old strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has suspended its strike after a final four-hour meeting with the Federal Government delegation, which ended around 9pm in Abuja on Monday. The ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, addressed a briefing at the Nigeria Labour Congress secretariat to announce the union’s “conditional suspension of the strike.” Ogunyemi said the strike was suspended, after the ...

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Melaye’s recall: INEC releases amended timetable, fixes Oct 14 for verification

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will conduct verification for the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye, on Oct. 14. Melaye is representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly. The commission disclosed this in its amended timetable and schedule of activities issued by its Secretary, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu, in Abuja on Monday. Ogakwu said the verification would take ...

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Jonathan condemns deployment of soldiers, slams Lai Mohammed

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, for planning to extend the military show of force to the South-South and the South-West. Jonathan said this in a Facebook post on Tuesday which was signed on his behalf by his aide, Reno Omokri. The former President was emboldened by the statement by Senate President Bukola Saraki who ...

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Strike: Fuel depots shut, FG meets NUPENG today

The nationwide strike called by the United Labour Congress of Nigeria commenced on Monday and led to the shutdown of fuel depots in Apapa, Lagos and other parts of the country, threatening the supply of petroleum products to filling stations. One of our correspondents gathered that oil workers under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas ...

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