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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has sworn in a  Six-Man Tingno-Chobo Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the recent civil unrest in four communities of Tingnon Dutse, Tito, Sabon Layi and Bagasi in Lamurde Local Government Area. Those sworn as members of the Tingno-Chobo probe panel include Justice Hafsatu Abdurrahman as Chairperson, while Barrister Aji Kamale, Akanmodu Abayomi, Professor Kalip Bulus Filli, Yakubu Sambo and Aliyu Mohammed will serve as members. The governor enumerated among other...

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum will on Wednesday, meet to discuss the issue of financial autonomy for the states’ judiciary and legislature, code-named the Executive Order 10, 2020. A statement issued by Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, Head, Media, and Public Affairs, NGF, on Tuesday in Abuja indicated that the consultation would be the 9th in the series of teleconference meeting held by the governors since the lockdown, occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19. President Muhammadu Buhari, on...

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The Rivers State Government has joined issues with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). It accuses the commission of engaging in media trial. The state government was reacting to a media report that the government attention of the Rivers State Government has refused to release its top officials for interrogation in connection to the withdrawal of ₦118 billion in cash between 2015 and 2018. The Commissioner for Information and Communication of Rivers State, Paulinus...

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FlairJet, a British private charter company, which is also an affiliate of Flexjet, is to pay one million naira for violating COVID-19 airport directives in Nigeria. The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, made the disclosure on Sunday via his verified twitter handle. “Flairjet were found to violate our civil aviation regulations IS 1.3.3(a) Table 2(IV) 7(a) and IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2 (VIII) (4). “The maximum penalty for each is N500, 000. “ We...

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After being kept in police detention for 17 days, Rotimi Jolayemi, aka Oba Akewi, an Osun-based journalist has been charged for actions deemed to cause annoyance and insulting towards the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Five days ago, Segun Adeyemi, Mr Mohammed’s spokesman had denied that the Minister caused Mr Jolayemi’s arrest, according to Punch newspaper. The journalist was arrested for reading a poem during a radio programme which the Minister considered...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the government and people of Rivers over the passing of legal icon, author and law professor, Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, conveyed the message in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Buhari prayed that God would comfort those mourning the legal luminary, especially his family, the academia, Nigerian Bar Association and Body of Benchers as well as friends...

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Human  Rights Campaigner, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for signing the Executive Order, granting financial autonomy to the Judiciary and Legislature. Adegboruwa lauded the new order, describing the same as a step in the right direction and urged total compliance with all its provisions by states. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Buhari, on Friday, signed into law, an Executive Order to grant financial autonomy to the legislature...

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed into law Executive Order Number 10 of 2020 for the implementation of Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary. Dr Umar Gwandu, Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice on Media and Public Relations disclosed this on Friday in Abuja. The President signed the Executive Order based on the powers vested in him as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria...

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A son of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered inside Riyadh’s consulate in Turkey in 2018, on Friday said he and his brothers have forgiven his father’s killers. “We, the sons of martyr Jamal Khashoggi, announce we have forgiven whoever killed our father for the sake of God. “We deeply hope that God Almighty will reward us for this,’’ Salah Khashoggi, who lives in Saudi Arabia, tweeted. The gesture was announced as the...

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A housewife, Salma Hassan, 18, who allegedly stabbed her husband to death, has said that she did that because she didn’t know that sex was part of marital obligations. Salma, who is being detained by the Police Command in Bauchi, told newsmen that she killed her husband, Mohammed Mustafa, because she thought he was “just trying to defile me”. “I didn’t know that sex is a marital obligation. On that day, when he approached me...