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Trump Administration To Deny Visas To Immigrants Who Can't Prove They Can Pay For Health Care

Trump administration will deny visas to immigrants who cannot prove their financial capability to pay for health insurance or cover health care costs once they become permanent residents of the United States.

The White House made the annocement on Friday (October 4) in the latest move by President Trump to undermine legal immigration. The new requirement is set to go into effect on November 3.

Mr. Trump issued a proclamation, ordering consular officers to bar immigrants seeking to live in the United States unless they “will be covered by approved health insurance” or can prove that they have “the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs.”

The White House said the government will only accept immigrant visa petitions made abroad if the applicants demonstrate that they will have the ability to secure health insurance within a month of their arrival in the U.S. If that’s not possible, then petitioners would need to prove they have the financial resources to pay “reasonably foreseeable medical costs” — a standard not defined in the order.

The order alleges U.S. hospitals and health care providers are not being reimbursed for treating those who are uninsured. “The costs associated with this care are passed on to the American people in the form of higher taxes, higher premiums, and higher fees for medical services,” the order claims.

According to the order, the new requirement will not apply to people who already hold immigrant visas, asylum seekers, refugees, children of U.S. citizens living overseas or holders of special visas for Iraqi and Afghan nationals who helped U.S. forces in those countries.

“The administration is on-the-record wanting to cut legal immigration, and particularly wanting to cut legal immigration of lower-skilled, lower-paid immigrants who are probably less likely to have health insurance coverage,” said Randy Capps, director of U.S. programs research at the nonpartisan think tank the Migration Policy Institute.

Capps told CBS News that Friday’s proclamation will go “much further” than the public charge rule in terms of health-based restrictions on people seeking to immigrate to the U.S.

The administration is hoping to accomplish this, he added, by rolling out an abrupt executive order that will not be subject to feedback prior to implementation unlike the public charge rule, which is expected to take effect later this month.

“Without any public comment or regulatory process at all, (the president) is just going to put that out there,” Capp said. He said the lack of a rule-making process for the change might become a liability in court for the administration.

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  • LLB and BL (Call to Bar Certificate and a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience required). LLM in International Maritime Law, International Law or Forensic Law is an added advantage.

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  • Applicants are warned against giving false information or tendering fake certificates. Any false information or fake certificates discovered at any stage will lead to disqualification and subsequent prosecution of the applicant.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Division for holders of First degree and Upper Credit for HND holders. Computer literacy will be an added advantage in all fields.
  • Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with their respective statutory professional bodies in Nigeria.
  • Applicants who obtained credentials from foreign institutions should ensure the certificates are authenticated by the Federal Ministry of Education.
  • All applicants must present O’level West African Examination Certificate (WAEC), in addition to any other results such as NECO. Credit in Mathematics and English is compulsory.
  • NYSC discharge certificate or letter of exemption from NYSC is a compulsory requirement for enlistment.
  • Male applicants must not be less than 1.68 meters tall while female applicants must not be less than 1.65 meters tall.
  • Applicants should be between 22 and 28 years of age by 20 February 2020.
  • Serving personnel, Soldier/Rating/Airman, and other paramilitary services personnel must obtain a letter of attestation duly signed by the heads of their units.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted for a qualifying aptitude test. The date and time of the aptitude test will be communicated via this website.
  • Applicants are to choose any of the following centers for the qualifying aptitude test:
Abuja Centre:
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Bauchi Centre:
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Owerrinta Centre:
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Lagos Centre:
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  • Navy Town Secondary School, Navy Town Ojo.
Port-Harcourt Centre:
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Sokoto Centre:
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Akpabio orders suspension of recruitment exercise at the NDDC

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has ordered an immediate suspension of recruitment into the employment of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Minister, Mr Anietie Ekong in Abuja on Friday night.

According to the statement, the new directive also requested the management of the Commission to compile and furnish the Minister with a detailed report on any employment exercise being undertaken within three days.

It explained that the Minister’s decision was necessitated to guarantee due process as such action by the Commission ought to be evaluated by the Ministry in consultation with the committees of the National Assembly on the NDDC.

“The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has directed that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), suspends forthwith any employment exercise into the Commission.

“The Minister also directed the suspension of handing over of appointment letters, documentation and all other processes connected to employment into the Commission.

“Senator Akpabio gave this directive in a letter issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Mrs Didi Walson-Jack to the Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Dr Akwagaga Enyia.

“According to the Ministerial directive, the Commission’s pay roll should not accommodate any new employees and should revert to the status quo as at August 31, 2019, while he should be furnished within three days with a detailed report of any employment exercise being undertaken by the Commission.

“The letter said the suspension exercise is to subsist until a due process evaluation of the purported exercise is carried out by the Ministry in consultation with the two NDDC Committees of the National Assembly and sought prompt action of the Acting Managing Director on the matter”, the statement said.

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Police arrest suspected fraudsters who dupe Chinese contractor of N30m in Kaduna

The police have arrested members of a notorious syndicate who specialised in impersonating governors and top politician to defraud unsuspecting contractors in Kaduna State.

The fraudsters were said to have defrauded a Chinese contractor of the sum of N30.6 million over a phony road project.

The suspects, Rita Waziri and Adamu Garuba, alias Hon. Ibrahim, were arrested by personnel of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

The suspects were arrested after they defrauded a Chinese engineer identified simply as Su, of the sum of N30.6million under the guise of helping him to procure a road construction contract from the Kaduna State Government.

Su, who is based in Abuja, according to sources, was approached in July 2018 by one Mayowa, a member of the syndicate who is currently serving a jail term at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison, over a separate fraud case, that the Kaduna State Government was searching for contractors to rehabilitate a 14 kilometer Road in Kagoro area of the state.

In a bid to convince Su, Mayowa, brought in Garuba, and introduced him as ‘Honourable Ibrahim’, a serving member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly and the Chairman of Budget and Planning Committee of the House.

Garuba was said to have told Su, that he would have to register his company with the Kaduna State Public Procurement Authority and he would pay the sum of N1.6million for the processing.

After paying the money, the suspects invited Su to the Kaduna State Government Secretariat, where they took him to a makeshift office which had photographs of members of the syndicate as representatives of the Kaduna State Government.

Rita was said to have presented herself as the Commissioner of Works and Housing, while another member of the syndicate identified as Captain, who is presently at large, presented posed as Commissioner of Finance.

It was said that the sum of N28million was collected from Su, following which they issued a fake contract awarding letter was issued to him.

Su, however, demanded a refund of his money after he became suspicious of the deal.

In order to cover their tracks, Garuba allegedly lured Su to an undisclosed location in Kaduna, where he was kidnapped and a ransom of N2 million was collected from him before he was freed.

IRT operatives stepped into the matter following a petition received from Su, and Rita, who turned out to be Garuba’s sister-in-law was apprehended leading to Garuba’s eventual arrest.

Garuba,51, said he got the sum of N15million as his share which he used in building a house in a choice area of Kaduna State.

He also disclosed that he gave the sum of N200,000 to Waziri as her own share.

He said: “I went into fraud seven years ago and it was one late Otunba Obanla from Lagos State, who introduced me to the business. I met Otunba at a hotel in Kaduna, where he was drinking and we became friends. He taught me how to defraud people looking for contracts and my first job was in 2013, where I defrauded one Alhaji Sani of the sum of N200,000.

‘’I took the money from Sani, under the guise of helping him to process the registration of his company with the Kaduna State’s Tender Board, where he intended to secure road contracts.

“In 2015, I defrauded one Alhaji Tijani, of the sum of N400,000, who also wanted to get contracts from the Kaduna State Government. I also defrauded a Lebanese national of the sum of N7 million who but this time I wasn’t the only person that executed the job and I got N1.5million as my share from the deal.

‘’I was later arrested by policemen from the Kaduna State Police Command and after my release, policemen from the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad, Adeniji Adele, Lagos State arrested me again and I was made to repay the money I got from the deal to the Lebanese man.

‘’In July 2018, Mayowa, brought the Chinese man’s job. He told me that the man needed a road construction contract. We collected the sum of N1.5 million from the man for the registration of his company and then we took the man to Kaduna State Government House and we used the reception of an office to execute the job.

‘’ Rita, who is my elder brother’s wife acted as the Commissioner of Works and Mayowa enlarged Waziri’s picture and placed it (on the wall) beside that of the Governor and the President, making it look like the office of the Kaduna State Government.

‘’There is a man called Captain,who played the role of the Commissioner of Finance Kaduna State, while I acted as the Honourable member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, but Mayowa was the facilitator.

‘’We told the Chinese national that the (state) governor wanted him to rehabilitate a 14 kilometer road at Kagoro area of Southern Kaduna, and he was to construct a seven kilometer road first, which will cost N2 billion, and we told him that we were going to get five per cent of the total cost as our share immediately he is mobilized for the contract.

‘’We also showed him contract agreements between his company and the Kaduna State Government, and he paid us the sum of N28 million. He stopped paying us more money when he realized that he had been defrauded.

“I got N15million as my share because I was the person that organized the office that was used for the job and Mayowa got N13million because he has other people including the Captain to settle. I was the person that settled Waziri and I gave her N200, 000. I used the rest of my money to develop my landed properties in G.R.A, Kaduna State.

‘’I also built a three bedroom flat in the same G.R.A. I want to quit this business and I am ready to sell all my houses so that I could raise money to pay back the money I took from the Chinese man. I feel very ashamed of myself that I got myself into this mess now that I have a grandson and I don’t want him to know that I am a fraudster.”

Rita, a native of Kagoma area of Kaduna State, said she was lured into the syndicate by her brother in-law(Garuba).

She said: “I am a trader and I sell white yam flour; I am married with a 7-year-old child. I have only school certificate. I have never done this before and it was my brother in-law that got me involved into this business.

‘’My brother in-law is the younger brother to my husband and he was the person that took me to where I snapped the picture at Banawa shopping complex in Kaduna State.

‘’I was also present at the office where I introduced myself as the Commissioner of Works and after we exchange pleasantries I told them that I would not be staying around and I left in Garuba’s car to my house.

‘’Later that day, Garuba gave me the sum of N200, 000 and he didn’t tell me that the money was from the deal I did for him and I thought the money was just a gift. I didn’t know that the Chinese man was defrauded of the sum of N30.6million.”

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The Presidency says the extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, originally scheduled to hold on Saturday has been shifted to 12 noon on Monday, October 7.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja, Friday night.

According to him, the meeting is to put finishing touches to the year 2020 budget, which will still be presented to the National Assembly by 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

FEC meetings are usually held weekly on Wednesdays.

The meetings are attended by the president, vice president, ministers and other invited persons.

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Political Marginalisation Of South East Region In The Apc Government: A Call For Equity And Fairness In Zoning Of Political Offices By Stanley O. Nwosu

The creation of the six geo-political zones of Nigeria (North West, North East, North Central, South West, South East and South South) is to accommodate the interests of the minority ethnic groups and ensure equitable distribution of political offices in the country.

South East is a region populated by the Igbo people which are one of the three major ethnic groups among others, that formed the fulcrum tripod Nigeria sits upon. Never in the history of Nigeria democracy has any of the three major ethnic groups (WAZOBIA) nor any of the six geo political zones been totally left out by the ruling political party in the zoning of the top six elective offices in the country, which are President of Nigeria, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker House of Representatives, Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker House of Representatives until All Progressive Congress (APC) party took over Federal power in 2015. South East people have been completely left out of the top six elective offices in Nigeria by the APC government without any reasonable explanation.

For record purposes, this is how PDP has been zoning the top six elective offices since beginning of the fourth republic in 1999. After Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (South West) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (North East) emerged the President and the Vice President of Nigeria in 1999, PDP government immediately zoned the Senate President office to South East (Senators Evans Enwerem/Chuba Okadigbo/Pius Anyim), North West got Speaker of the House of Representatives (Rt. Hon. Salisu Buhari/Ghali Umar Na’Abba), North Central got Deputy Senate President (Sen. Ibrahim Mantu) and South South got Deputy Speaker of HoR(Hon. Chibudum Nwuche). All the geo – political zones were represented in the topmost offices in the country.

2003, South West retained the President of Nigeria (Obasanjo); North East, Vice President (Atiku); South East, Senate President (Sen. Adolphus Wabara/Ken Nnamani); North West, Speaker HoR (Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari); North Central, Deputy Senate President (Sen. Ibrahim Mantu) and South South, Deputy Speaker HoR (Hon. Austin Opara).

2007, Alhaji Musa Yar’adua from North West and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan from South South emerged the President and Vice President respectively. Then Senate Presidency was zoned to North Central (Sen. David Mark), Speaker HoR zoned to South West(Rt. Hon. Patricia Olubunmi Etteh/Dimeji Bankole), South East got Deputy Senate President (Sen. Ike Ekweremadu) and North East got Deputy Speaker HoR (Hon. Babangida Ngoruje/Usman Bayero Nafada).

In 2011 because of the untimely death of Yar’adua, South South person (GEJ) became the President while North West got Vice President (Arc. Namadi Sambo). North Central retained Senate President (David Mark), South East, the Deputy Senate President (Ike Ekweremadu). South West and North East were supposed to retain their respective positions of Speaker HoR and Deputy Speaker HoR based on the then ruling party PDP all inclusiveness zoning formula of equity and fairness to all zones. Unfortunately the South West Legislators rejected the party favoured candidate from South West for the position of Speaker HoR (Hon. Mulikat Akande-Adeola) and ganged up with the majority of the 7th House of Representatives members and voted in Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal from North West and Hon. Emeka Ihedioha from South East as the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of HoR against the party (PDP) decision. This protest vote altered the party zoning arrangements. PDP condemned the alteration of the zoning formula and wanted to suspend Tambuwal and Ihedioha for going against the party decision but later reluctantly forgave them when they pleaded. PDP immediately compensated the South West with HoR Majority Leader(Hon. Mrs. Mulikat Akande-Adeola) and later Chief of Staff to the President (Brig. Gen. Jones Arogbofa). PDP National Chairmanship position was taken from South East and zoned to North East(Haliru Bello/Bamanga Tukur/Adamu Muazu) as a means of compensation to the region.

But in 2015 when APC government came on board, after Muhammad Buhari from North West and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo from South West emerged President and Vice President respectively, the remaining top ranking elective positions were zoned to other geo-political zones excluding South East with the lame excuse that South East voted only 5% to APC victory in Presidential election and also had no APC Legislator in the Senate as Sen. Chris Ngige lost his bid to return to the Senate in 2015. South East produced APC Legislator in the House of Representatives (Hon. Chike Okafor) but APC didn’t favour him to get any Principal Office position in the House of Representatives. Luckily for South East and through strategic politicking alliance, an opposition South Easterner (Sen. Ike Ekweremadu) emerged the Deputy Senate President against APC preferred zone and candidate. North Central got Senate President (Sen. Bukola Saraki), North East got Speaker of HoR(Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara) and South West, the Deputy Speaker HoR (Hon. Yusuf Lasun) through the same voting alliance with the opposition party (PDP) against APC zoning formula and preferred candidates. South South region that lost out from the top six ranking elective positions got compensated with the National Chairman of APC.

In 2019, President Buhari from North West and Prof. Osinbajo from South West retained their regions’ positions of number one(President) and number two(Vice President) citizens of Nigeria. North East got Senate President (Sen. Ahmad Lawan) while South South got Deputy Senate President (Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege). South West region that already produced the Vice President(number 2 citizen) was favoured by the ruling party(APC) to get Speaker of HoR(Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila) and North Central, the Deputy Speaker HoR (Hon. Idris Ahmed Wase). APC inexplicably didn’t zone any top six ranking positions to the South East. This time around South East produced APC legislators both in the Senate and House of Representatives. APC still didn’t consider it good enough to zone the next ranking positions of Senate Majority Leader/ House Majority Leader or top appointive office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation(SGF) to the South East region as a means of compensation. Even in the assigning of portfolios to Ministers, nothing showed any seriousness of compensation to the people of South East region which have been sidelined from the national politics as the number of substantive Ministers from South East reduced to three out of the six ministers from the zone against the four substantive Ministers out of five ministers from the zone in 2015. Among all the ministries assigned to South East substantive Ministers, only Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be said to be in the class of grade A ministries. Whereas, the people of North West region which have produced President of the country and also have one more State advantage than other regions got ten substantive grade A Ministers out of ten ministers from the zone. Even South West that already produced the Vice President and Speaker of HoR got five substantive Ministers out of seven Ministers from the zone. In sharing of Standing Committees in the National Assembly, only 12 Committee Chairmen were given to the South East Legislators out of 103 Standing Committees in the House of Representatives and mere 8 Committee Chairmen given to South East Senators out of 69 Standing Committees in the Senate.

It is so painful and unjust that the highest political elective position APC zoned to South East(a region that forms one of the three major ethnic groups of Nigeria) in this regime is a distant Senate Chief Whip(Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu). There is no equity and fairness in APC zoning formula. The people of South East region which gave APC increased number of votes in the 2019 Presidential election and won more seats in the National Assembly were completely ignored in the distribution of top political offices among geo-political zones instead of being rewarded. In 2019 Presidential election South East region gave APC cumulative 404,466 number of votes while delivering more than 25% in four out of five States in the zone, a significant increase from 198,248 cumulative votes South East gave to APC in 2015 Presidential election with no State in the region delivering 25% votes to APC. Even there was drastic reduction in the number of votes South East people gave to PDP in the last Presidential election in 2019 (1,693,485 votes) despite having their son Peter Obi as the Vice Presidential candidate of PDP, a huge difference from the 2,464,906 number of votes, South East gave to PDP in 2015 Presidential election. Why is it that South East more number of votes to APC brought more marginalisation to the region. No reward and fairness to the South East.

When compared with South West region that APC zoned the Speaker HoR despite noticable reduction of number of votes the region gave to APC in the last Presidential election in which a South West son (Osinbajo) contested as Vice Presidential candidate of APC. Opposition party PDP won 2019 Presidential election in two States(Ondo and Oyo) out of six States in South West and narrowly lost Osun and Ekiti States. This is clear indication that APC is seriously losing influence in the South West despite their son Prof. Osinbajo being the Vice President under APC government while PDP is gaining more grounds in the region. Going by APC way of rewarding zones in distribution of political offices based on voting performance, South West deserve not to be rewarded with number 4 (Speaker) while the people of South East region which have shown improved acceptance of APC in the region were left out of topmost offices in APC Federal government. Not even top consolatory appointments such as SGF, top ministerial portfolios, strategic Head of Departments and Agencies, Service Chiefs nor Chairmen of top committees in the National Assembly (Apporopriation, Finance, Defence, Petroleum, Power, Gas etc) were given to South East Legislators to pacify the region. The unabashedly way with which APC National Chairman talked about zoning of political offices without regard nor consideration to South East speak volume of a party with unhidden hatred against the people of the region and without justice, fairness and equity in balancing political power among the geo-political zones. The South East leaders need to speak up and make a case for the region to be included in the national politics of APC government. If nothing is done urgent about this deliberate political marginalisation of the South East, this APC government will zone 2023 Presidency to South West and still neglect the only zone(South East) in the Southern States that has not produced either president or Vice President of Nigeria since inception of fourth republic in 1999. The other two Southern geo – political zones(South West and South South) have produced both President and Vice President of Nigeria since the return of democracy in 1999.

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Stanley O. Nwosu(Ozo Odum)
Political Analyst and Strategist
© September 5, 2019

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New Legal Year : NBA Benin Branch, Condemns The Use Of Mobile Courts To Determine The Rights And Obligations Of Citizens Of Edo State

* Judicial Autonomy And Judicial Funding Should Not Be Left Or Subject To The Whims And Caprice Of The Chief Executive – Prince Collins Benson Ogiegbaen
 * Urges The State Government To Fill The Many Consequential Vacancies In The Judiciary Of The State
 *Urges Govt To Absorb Contract State Counsels And Legal Assistants Into The Edo State Civil Service

The chairman, of the NBA Benin branch, Prince Collins Benson Ogiegbaen, speaking for and on behalf of all the other branches of the NBA in Edo state, at the Special Court session to mark the opening of the 2019/2020 legal year, has condemned in its entirety the continued use of Mobile Courts to determine the rights and obligations of citizens of the State.

The chairman made this statement whilst delivering a statement at the event in the Edo state judiciary on Friday the 4th day of October, 2019. According to him, they have received several complaints from citizens and colleagues alike of the rather unconventional procedures/proceedings in these Mobile Courts. He thus said that they are using the opportunity of the address to warn that whether it is a Mobile or an Immobile Court, it remains a Court in which case all the constitutional safeguards of a Court must be in place before it can assume the character of an independent and impartial arbiter.

Speaking on financial autonomy as a recipe for a truly independent judiciary, he said that they note that the issue of Judicial Autonomy and Judicial Funding should not be left or subject to the whims, caprice and predilictive idiosyncracies of the Chief Executive of the State but on a systemic entrenchment, sustainable legal framework and adherence to clearly defined rules of engagement among the three (3) Arms of Government. According to him, the financial independence of the judiciary and autonomy must be guaranteed by a first line charge to the Federation account as envisaged by extant provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as Amended) and best practices in the developed and civilized democracies of the world.

“The Bar has insisted and shall continue to insist that for the Judicial Arm of Government to be truly independent, with nothing to influence or control it but God and the conscience of the Judge, its financial independence and autonomy must be guaranteed by a first line charge to the Federation account as envisaged by extant provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as Amended) and best practices in the developed and civilized democracies of the world.

“We commend the Government of Bayelsa State and other States who have already blazed the trail in this regard by granting full financial autonomy to the Judicial Arm of Government in their State and we call on the Government of Edo State to, as part of its avowed commitment to the Rule of Law and Judicial Independence implement in full the all important issue of financial autonomy for the Judicial Arm of Government in the State.

“It is in the circumstances of the above that we hereby call on the Government of the State, the Speaker and Members of the Edo State House of Assembly to rise up to the occasion and leave their imprints on our Judicial history by ensuring that this feat is achieved during their time. In particular we call on the Speaker and Members of the 7th House of Assembly to pursue a clear departure from the 6th House which infamously and ingloriously voted against its own autonomy even when the required two third concurrence of all the Houses of Assembly of the Federation had been secured to amend/alter the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to favourably grant financial autonomy to all the Houses of Assembly in the States of the Federation,” he said.

He also added his voice to the issue of the welfare of magistrates and Area Customary Court/District Court presidents. He urges the State Government to take a critical look at the welfare of their Magistrates and Area Customary Court Presidents, stressing that, there is the need to enhance the welfare of these category of Judicial Officers by providing them with official cars as well as enhancing their salaries. He further urges the government to fill the man consequential vacancies in the Judiciary, while also asking them to urgently pay their standing arrears.

“We also urge the State Government to fill the many consequential vacancies in the Judiciary of the State occasioned by recent massive retirements, deaths, resignation etc. as there is a dearth (shortage) of staff presently in the Judiciary. The State Government is further implored to as a matter of urgency provide official vehicles for the Office of the Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission of the State and the Chief Registrar of the High Court.

“It must be noted however that these two (2) categories of Judicial Officers are the equivalent of Permanent Secretaries and are the only Permanent Secretaries in the entire Judiciary of Edo State. The State Government is further requested to urgently pay our Area Court Presidents and Magistrates their June 2016 salary arrears and the seven (7) months salaries of Judiciary staffs still being owed them as a result of the 2015 JUSUN Strike in the State,” he said.

Also, he urges the State Government to automatically absorb Contract State Counsels and Legal Assistants into the Edo State Civil Service as Senior State Counsels, Senior Registrars or for appointments into the Bench whether at the Lower of Higher Bench because of the skill and experience they have acquired over time by closely working with the State’s Ministry of Justice and our Judges.

Speaking further, he appreciated the state government for the reduction in the cost of obtaining certificate of occupancy. According to him, this reduction will encourage investors, raise revenue for the state and bring back the business of lawyers at the Bureau of Lands which has been in limbo before now owing to the prohibitive cost, official bottlenecks and red tapism involved in the process, adding that, it is their hope that its implementation will be a reality and not a mirage. He also appreciated the state government’s deployment of the Geographical Information Service (GIS) technology, stressing that, they believe that the deployment of this system will to a large extent reduce the issue of overlapping registration of titles over the same land.

He further spoke on infrastructural development, information communication technology (ICT), the appointment of five (5) additional judges for the High Court of Edo State, the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), building and renovation of the Court rooms/halls, and The Independence Of The Judiciary: A Panacea For True Democracy.

Concluding, he said that they believe that there is always room for improvement as far as justice delivery is concerned. Consequently, the Federal and State Governments are under an obligation to sustain the administration of justice in the country by doing among others:

“To consider the desirability of making use of mechanical recording equipments and stenographers in court proceedings throughout the country instead of the judge having to take down evidence in long hand. It is gratifying to note that the Supreme Court has already embraced computer technology in its operations; to ensure that the Judge’s library in his chambers either at the court or in his residence is stocked with Law Reports and valuable books and Journals which are updated from time to time so as to facilitate the process of reliable adjudication.

“To note that the provision of adequate stationery is very vital to the efficiency of the judiciary, hence record books, files, typing papers, stencils, carbon papers, cyclostyling papers, envelopes, correcting fluids etc. must never be in short supply; to see to it that court buildings are properly maintained and that they are well furnished and kept clean not only for the comfort of the Judges and their staff but also for the comfort of the litigants, witnesses and the audience who come to watch court proceedings; to provide each Judge with a well furnished residence so as to ensure his full relaxation after the usual energy sapping and brain exhausting judicial sittings. Standby generators should be provided in the Judge’s Quarters because of frequent power failure.”

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Man disguises as prostitute, defrauds patrons at Lagos clubs - barrister.com.ng is for sale 08064950565

Luck has run out on a 29-year-old man, Victor Monday, one year after he started disguising as a prostitute to defraud men.

Monday was arrested by a police team from the Mushin Police Station around 12am on Ogunmokun Street while he was in female costume waiting for “a client” by the roadside.

He was initially apprehended for staying late outside without giving any genuine reason.

City Round learnt that it was not immediately known to the policemen that Monday, who adopted the name Joy to perpetrate the crime, is not a female.

He wore a wig, makeup and put on padded breasts. He was said to have been kept in the female cell until much later in the morning when a policeman on an inspection around the cell spotted him.

The cop reportedly noticed he had few strands of beards which aroused his suspicion. His real appearance was unravalled by the officer who searched through his body.

A police source told our correspondent that Monday blamed the act on joblessness, adding that the suspect targeted men in nightclubs within the state.

“His mode of operation was to go to clubs at night and look for men he would spend the night with while disguising like a woman. He would dance around to attract men to himself. Whoever is interested in spending the night with him would approach him.

“He would collect some money from his unsuspecting victim as part payment for his service and have fun on his bill. While they were drinking and wining, he would tell the man that he wanted to urinate and use that opportunity to run away. He said he made between N7,000 and N10,000 per night,” the source said.

In his statement, the suspect, who hails from Rivers State, said he was a stylist before he went into the crime in 2018. He said he was once arrested by the police for the same offence but his church members assisted in securing his bail.

He said, “I came to Lagos last year and was squatting around. When it was night, I would look for a hidden place to dress like a woman and go to any club to dance as a woman. Men who have feelings for me would give me money, but I don’t follow them to hotels. I managed to run away.

“At times, I made N8,000 per day. I was going to a nightclub on September 15 when police arrested me. I told them my name is Joy, but later one of them discovered that I am a man. I do this because I don’t have a job.”

A police prosecutor, Inspector Koti Aondohemba, consequently brought the suspect before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court on four counts bordering on impersonation and fraud.

The offences, according to the police, contravene sections 168(d), 314 and 380 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The charges read in part, “That you, Victor Monday, on September 15, 2019, at 12.10am, on Ogunmokun Street, Akala area, Mushin, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did indecently act by presenting yourself as a woman in order to obtain money from members of the public, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 380 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs M. O. Tanimola, granted him bail in the sum of N80, 000 with one surety in the like sum. The case was adjourned till October 16, 2019 for mention.

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Why Saraki’s chalet was revoked — Kwara Assembly - barrister.com.ng is for sale 08064950565

Kwara State House of Assembly yesterday said it has directed the revocation of a chalet gifted to a former governor of the state, Sen. Bukola Saraki, because the property belonged to the state government.

The house, in a statement by spokesman to the speaker, Ibrahim Sherif, said the allocation of the property to Saraki by the Abdulfattah Ahmed administration was in violation of the Kwara State Former Governor’s Pension Law 2010.

The statement was a response to a report in one of the national dailies in which the government was accused of witch-hunting the Sarakis, especially the former Senate president.

The report had also claimed that the house’s resolution directing the government to reclaim the land on which the late Olusola Saraki erected his political headquarters, known as Ile Arugbo, was contrary to the promise of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of not witch-hunting anyone.

But the House of Assembly said the Ile Arugbo had been erected on a land originally meant for the expansion of the Civil Service Clinic and Phase II of the State Government’s Secretariat.

The statement reads in part: “We dare say that allowing impunity to stand, no matter who is affected and how long ago it had taken place, is a disservice to the state and its people. It would be a signal to those coming that impunity pays and would be allowed to stand.

“The two developments upon which the article is based reek of impunity of the concerned party which the newspaper is apparently trying to protect for reasons not connected to the interest of Kwara and its people.

“Apart from the fact that the purported sale of Alimi Chalet did not conform to the Kwara State Former Governors’ Pension Law 2010, as amended, which incidentally was the brainchild of Senator Bukola Saraki, we contend that there is no record anywhere that Senator Saraki paid a dime to have the property transferred to him.

“The transfer only fits into what the late Fela Anikulapo called ‘paddy-paddy’ arrangement. Unfortunately, despite expositions made in the findings of the House Committee on Land, Housing and Urban Development about the illegal acquisition of the Alimi Chalet, the publication only relied on comments by Senator Saraki’s sympathizers to form opinion of acclaimed due process in acquisition of the property.

“We challenge the affected party to prove the contrary to not just the people of Kwara but to the entire world they are trying to instigate by presenting evidence of payment for the property. The pension law took adequate care of the former governor.”

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The Inseparable Twins By Hameed Ajibola Jimoh Esq. - barrister.com.ng is for sale 08064950565

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended)-herein after referred to as the Constitution and the International human rights laws have guaranteed some rights for every citizen and every person respectively.

Such as: right to life, right to dignity of human person, right to personal liberty, right to fair hearing, right to private and family life, right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, right to freedom of expression and the press, right to peaceful assembly and association, right to freedom of movement, right to freedom from discrimination, right to acquire and own immovable property anywhere in Nigeria, compulsory acquisition of property (i.e. its limits) and the restriction on and derogation from those fundamental rights as well as Special jurisdiction of High Court and legal aid. While those rights are specifically guaranteed under Chapter IV of the Constitution, other international human rights laws have them provided in Articles. For instance, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. Provision of those human rights guaranteed under these laws are not just for fancy or camouflage rather, occasions in the past had justified their guarantee in our organic or Supreme laws for the purpose of safeguard. Victims and of course, past heroes of local and international communities had actually fought and paid with their lives and body through injuries sustained when those human rights were not guaranteed, the situation which gave rise to those rights to be guaranteed in every Constitution of every country and in international laws as a matter of importance. It is my reasoning with humility, that these rights will better be actualized where the judiciary as the last hope of the common man is accorded its deserving independence as required and mandated by ‘democracy’, hence, this paper, for the two: i.e. guaranteed human rights and the judicial independence are viewed as twins that have become inseparable.

Judicial independence presupposes in my humble view, the status of the judiciary to have the right to perform all judicial functions and to utilize all judicial powers as conferred on it by the Constitution without fear or favour or without interference by any person or authority or other arms of government i.e. the executive and the legislature. Furthermore, judicial independence is also a claim for separation of powers. In other words, judicial independence is synonymous with judicial separation from other arms of government. Section 6(1) of the Constitution has established courts to perform the functions of judiciary even though, in my humble view, the whole of judges sitting on the bench in the legal parlance, inclusive of their institutions such as the National Judicial Council, etc. constitute the judiciary and not just a court of law established by law. Furthermore, section 6(6) of the Constitution has separated the powers of the judiciary (apart from administrative functions) from the other arms of government thus  ‘(6) The judicial powers vested in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this section— (a) shall extend notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Constitution, to all inherent powers and sanctions of a court of law ; (b) shall extend to all matters between persons, or between government or authority and to any person in Nigeria, and to all actions and proceedings relating thereto, for the determination of any question as to the civil rights

and obligations of that person ; (c) shall not, except as otherwise provided by this Constitution, extend to any issue or question as to whether any act or omission by any authority or person or as to whether any law or any judicial decision is in conformity with the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy set out in Chapter II of this Constitution ; and (d) shall not as from the date when this section comes into force, extend to any action or proceedings relating to any existing law made on or after 15th January, 1966 for determining any issue or question as to the competence of any authority or person to make any such law.’.  Also, in section 46(1), (2) and (3) of the Constitution, the Court has been empowered to hear applications on the enforcement of fundamental rights of the citizens thus ‘46.—(1) Any person who alleges that any of the provisions of this Chapter has been, is being or is likely to be contravened in any State in relation to him may apply to a High Court for redress. (2) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a High Court shall have original jurisdiction to hear and determine any application made to it in pursuance of the provisions of this section and may make such orders, issue such writs and give such directions as it may consider appropriate for the purpose of enforcing or securing the enforcement within that State of any right to which the person who makes the application may be entitled under this Chapter. (3) The Chief Justice of Nigeria may make rules with respect to the practice and procedure of a High Court for the purposes of this section’. Also see the provisions of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009. Therefore, it is my humble view that those guaranteed rights will better be achieved where the judiciary’s independence to decide disputes and or cases independent of any political affiliations or influence, fear or favour is guaranteed, else, anything short of trust of the public in the judiciary will have a direct impact on the national progress of Nigeria. Therefore, all must guide and protect the independence of the judiciary. And a situation where individuals do things in their own ways will definitely encourage chaos and disunity very soon as everyone will have to take the laws into his own hand and be the judge of his own cause, leading to ‘jungle justice’ that is ‘fake justice’ or ‘injustice to an innocent person or victim’ or ‘justice misplaced’ ‘or justice without substantial evidence’, so to say. Therefore, all and sundry must wake up to ensure that the Nigerian Judiciary remains independent and committed to its constitutional tasks of dispensing justice with confidence and without fear or favour.

Furthermore, it is my reasoning that where all those guaranteed rights are allegedly denied, the hope left for the common man or common citizen and of course, every citizen or victim (apart from seeking administrative settlement), is to approach the court of law for either judicial interpretation or declaration of title to those or any of those rights or to seek compensation with apology. So, where the court will not do manifest justice in his case, what then will be the reasoning objectively of a lay man or a by-stander in the society as to whether the said justice was even attempted to be done in the first place not to talk of having been done in actual sense of it?!

Furthermore, all and sundry must join hands together to fight against bribery and corruption and abuse of judicial powers as these situations defeat the status of the judiciary. ‘He who pays the piper, dictates the tune’ they say in African adage. The judiciary itself, in other words, must always separate itself from any person or authority likely to influence its judgment or decision and must always rise up to the championing of its cause of independence in order to be able to dispense justice to the core! Also, the government especially in this case, the executive must not use its powers of possessing the State’s ammunition to harass or intimidate or distract the attention of the judiciary even where a court’s order or judgment is against it or any of its agencies. Court’s orders must be obeyed at all times by all persons and the other two arms of government, so as to lay a good example for the members of the public. Also, the judiciary should not be used as a political football that is played the way the player or the ruling party in power desires. It must be separated from politics, as the judiciary is even there to save politics where the need arises. Every citizen of Nigeria having realised the need and importance of the judiciary towards actualizing his guaranteed human rights must rise up and champion the cause of the independence of the judiciary.

Finally, I believe that a situation where the judiciary’s independence is ensured will definitely give room for claim of those guaranteed human rights and a situation where the said independence is allowed to be taken away, will make the claim of those guaranteed human rights impossible and such situation will only lead to chaos and so must be avoided in the interest of the public and that of justice.

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Adegboruwa, SAN Condemns Continued Detention of Omoyele Sowore, Calls DSS for His Release

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has lambasted the DSS for not releasing Sowore despite meeting bail conditions in flagrant disobedience of the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja which ordered for his release on Tuesday September 24, 2019.

In a statement made available to TheNigeraLawyer (TNL), the learned silk said ours is a constitutional democracy, founded upon the concept of the rule of law, which prescribes unconditional respect to all orders of the court. The DSS has not appealed against the order of the Federal High Court admitting Sowore on bail pending his trial, if any. That imposed on it a compulsory obligation to comply with the said order, willy nilly.

He added that when government and its agencies refuse to obey lawful orders of court, society descends into the Hobbesian state where life becomes brutish and short and this encouraging citizens to resort to lawlessness.

The learned silk, therefore, calls on the Director of DSS to forthwith comply with the order of court by releasing Mr Sowore to his lawyers immediately.

barrister.com.ng is for sale 08064950565 on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, refused the application of the Department of State Security, DSS, to further detain the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and thereafter granted him bail upon certain conditions. It is the case by his lawyers that the bail conditions have been met, but the DSS is still holding on to Mr Sowore, in flagrant violation of the express order of the court.

According to the Learned Silk, Ours is a constitutional democracy, founded upon the concept of the rule of law, which prescribes unconditional respect to all orders of the court. The DSS has not appealed against the order of the Federal High Court admitting Sowore on bail pending his trial, if any. That imposed on it a compulsory obligation to comply with the said order, willy nilly.

“Indeed, it was upon the order of court that the DSS kept Sowore in custody in the first place and if the same court has now ordered his release, there can be no justification for his continued detention. When government and its agencies refuse to obey lawful orders of court, society descends into the Hobbesian state where life becomes brutish and short and this encouraging citizens to resort to lawlessness.

“Under and by virtue of section 287 (3) of the 1999 Constitution, “the decisions of the Federal High Court … shall be enforced in any part of the Federation by all authorities and persons …”. 

“To that extent, there can be no justification whatsoever, for the continued detention of Sowore by the DSS, especially as it is not contesting the order of court.

He further stated that this is why the continued detention of Mr Sowore by the DSS, is illegal. 

“The claim that it has not been notified with the said order cannot stand, as its counsel was present in court when the order was made.

“Based upon all the foregoing, I call on the Director of DSS to forthwith comply with the order of court by releasing Mr Sowore to his lawyers immediately,” he added

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JUST IN: Buhari Appoints Justice Kanyip As Acting President National Industrial Court

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip as the acting President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

This is pursuant to the provision of section 254 (B)(5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

According to the information made available to barrister.com.ng is for sale 08064950565 (TNL) this appointment is to take effect from 1st October 2019 following the retirement of the Quintessential Jurist, Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo, OFR.

The current President of NICN, Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo, OFR. will be leaving office on the 30th September 2019. 

This is upon attainment of the constitutional statutory age of 65 years.

My Lord, Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip will be sworn-in on 2nd October 2019 by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, His Lordship, Hon. Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad at the main court of the Supreme Court of Nigeria by 11.00 am.

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‘We’re overburdened with cases’ barrister.com.ng is for sale 08064950565

The Chief Judge of Benue State, Justice Aondover Kaka’an, has said the judiciary is almost at a crisis point, as 11,737 criminal and civil cases are pending at courts.

He said the High Court recorded 2,836 criminal cases and civil ones, out of which 470 were disposed of, while 2, 366 are pending.

Justice Kaka’an, who spoke in Makurdi at a special court session marking the 2019/2020 legal year, said the High Court also recorded 2, 287 motions and disposed of 975, leaving 1,312 pending.

He said the magistrates’ and area courts registered 14,054 criminal cases, out of which 2,317 were disposed of.

The chief judge said more hands should be brought in to reduce the work load on overburdened judicial officers.

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Alleged N90bn Poll Cash: Osinbajo Can’t Drop Immunity, Say Ozekhome, Adedipe, And Oluyede

Three Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe and Chief Mike Ozekhome, said Osinbajo could not elect to waive his immunity because it was not about him but about the office of the vice-president, which he occupies.

Adedipe said what Osinbajo proposed to do was like seeking to whittle down the constitutional powers attached to the Office of the vice-president.

He said the only way Osinbajo could waive the immunity was to resign from the office of the vice-president.

He, however, warned that if he does that, he might just be playing into the hands of those who actually want him out of office.

The SAN, who described the N90bn allegation as irresponsible and ludicrous, said it was regrettable that Osinbajo was a target of a smear campaign.

He described Osinbajo as one of Nigeria’s best minds and the kind of leader Nigeria needs in the 21st century.

Also disagreeing with Osinbajo, Ozekhome said, “He cannot waive criminal immunity because it was given by the constitution itself. It’s like saying grant me the right to breach the constitution. This has to do with the provisions of Section 308 of the constitution. You cannot waive a constitutional provision which applies to all people occupying that position and not to you alone.”

However, Ozekhome pointed out that though Osinbajo could not be sued by virtue of section 308 of the constitution, he needed not waive his immunity if he wanted to sue someone in defence of his right.

However, another senior lawyer, Mr Ajibola Oluyede, said the immunity was personal right rather than a public right and Osinbajo reserved the prerogative to waive it to stand trial and clear his name if he wished.

Oluyede said, “The idea that the person who occupies the office is powerless to waive the right which accrues to him by reason of his occupation is not correct. The right is not an amorphous right; it does not operate unless somebody occupies the office. It becomes a personal right of the person who assumes that office and not necessarily a public right. It is a personal right and he can waive it. He can say let them prosecute me, so, I can clear my name or that I am willing to commence proceedings against some people and I am willing to submit to any counter-litigation for the purpose of clearing my name for political reason or any other idea that is in consonance with the purpose.

“It will be different if he was trying to do that for the purpose of suing for contractual claim but I think in this case, he is taking that step for the right reason and there is no encumbrance restraining him from exercising that right, which is personal to him.”

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* Says jurist desperate to enforce P&ID’s arbitral award

The federal government has called for a probe of Justice Christopher Butcher of the London Commercial Court hearing the dispute between Nigeria and an Irish-owned firm registered in British Virgin Island, Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID), over a failed gas project that went into arbitration with $9.6 billion claim against the country.

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, who is part of the Nigerian delegation to the court session yesterday, told ARISE NEWS, a sister broadcast arm of THISDAY Newspapers, in an interview in London that the court was so desperate to enforce the arbitral award.

Two other members of the delegation, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who also spoke with ARISE NEWS, reiterated the federal government’s allegation that the Gas Supply and Processing Agreement (GSPA) between P&ID and the Ministry of Petroleum Resource was aimed at defrauding Nigeria.

Magu, who expressed loss of confidence in the British commercial court, said Nigeria would take the matter up at the diplomatic level.

He said: “The entire transaction is predicated on fraud; complete fraud and irregularities by people trying to exploit the weakness in the system to their advantage. I am also worried that the commercial court that gave the judgment here on the award is so desperate on the enforcement of the judgment itself. That shows clearly that we do not have confidence in the commercial court because they seem to have interest in making sure they enforce it; otherwise they should give us a chance for us to come in with our complaint.

“P&ID does not even exist in Nigeria. It is a shell company and as far as I am concerned, the directors we have committed so far are the witnesses to the agreement and also to the MoU. The main actors who actually signed the MoU and the agreement incidentally are all dead, that is (Michael) Quinn and Lukman (former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources). There is something sneakier to the whole deal.

“We would have to approach at government or diplomatic level. We will also appeal to the appropriate authorities to also investigate the conduct of the judges that actually passed the award because this is the worst in the world. There has never been an arbitration award at this level that is so high; nowhere in the world. It has not happened. $9.6 billion? Do you know how it can aggravate the refugee situation in Nigeria? Do you know how it would affect our GDP? Do you know it would affect the economy?
“That is almost about one-third of our budgetary allocation. We’re over 200 million Nigerians. We will not take it.”

On the lessons Nigeria has learnt from the P&ID case, Magu said: “That’s why we are here to deal with the situation on ground. After dealing with the situation on ground, we would address other things. There are some other agreements – about six like that that we need to look into that were against Nigeria, from same judges. The same judges have given another judgment of income against Nigeria. And the same expert opinion was being run. You can see the conspiracy.”

On his part, Mohammed said GSPA, under which Nigeria was to supply wet gas to a plant P&ID was to build in Cross River State for the generation of electricity, was enmeshed in corruption and irregularities, adding that all those involved in it were being investigated.

“Already, we have been able to establish fraudulent practices, including money transfer between P&ID and some key officials of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources,” he stated.

Asked if Nigeria is opened to an out-of-court settlement, he said the federal government had not foreclosed any option in resolving the issue.

“Nigeria is doing everything to ensure that all our assets are safe from any embarrassment. I think P&ID is actually panicking because we are actually getting to unravel the sham called P&ID. Don’t forget that even before now, the company had been involved in other sham arbitration awards, some of which had been set aside. I think this is the only government that has the courage to call off the bluff of P&ID and we are not going to stop until we unravel this sham called P&ID,” the minister added.
Also speaking, Emefiele said it was unfortunate, that such an incident happened.

“I think the lesson is that for us, it is an eye-opener and I am very happy at the way the government and the president are taking this.
“This really concerns all of us and that is why this time all hands are on the deck to ensure that we destroy the foundation of this fraudulent transaction, to ensure that in the future, it doesn’t happen again.

“That was why the attorney general is here; the Minister of Information and Culture is here; the Inspector General of Police is here, the Chairman of the EFCC is here, and I also here.

“We consulted and met different key persons as to the best option to adopt, not just the arbitral award, but in terms of other strategies to deal with this matter,” he added.

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Fayemi Didn’t Commit Illegality in Composition of Electoral Body

Ekiti State Government Thursday hit back at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its comment that the Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), Justice Jide Aladejana, was a dismissed judicial officer and not fit to hold such a sensitive position.

The government insisted that Aladejana was never dismissed from the bench by the National Judicial Council (NJC) as claimed by the PDP and that his appointment didn’t breach the law or vitiate the composition of SIEC.

PDP, in a statement by its state Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, had last week alleged that Fayemi of violating the existing statute by appointing a “dismissed” judge as the chairman of such a high ranking commission, accusing the ruling party of plotting to compromise the conduct of the December 7 elections.

But, dismissing PDP’s allegations yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Information Commissioner, Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua, clarified that Aladejana was only suspended after the ill-fated impeachment against former governor Ayodele Fayose in 2006.

Olumilua clarified that the then acting governor, Hon. Tope Ademiluyi, who emerged following the proclamation of the state of emergency by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, had reinstated Aladejana and asked him to resume duty as a judge, thereby lifting the said suspension placed on him by the NJC.

“Being a State Judge, the NJC had no jurisdiction, or authority to dismiss or suspend him, as he was an employee of the state, not the federal government.

“The NJC can only recommend such to the governor, but the power and the authority lies with the state government, to either accept or reject the recommendation of the NJC. It has no powers to enforce it.

“Governors Segun Oni, and Kayode Fayemi, did not reverse the decision of Hon. Tope Ademiluyi, retaining Justice Aladejana as a Judge in the employment of Ekiti State Government.

“The said suspension is still being contested at the Supreme Court and still awaiting ruling.

“All said, Justice Aladejana is still a Judge of Ekiti State Government, and is eminently qualified to be appointed as the Chairman of SIEC. Nothing precludes or vitiates his appointment,” he stated.

During the imbroglio leading to Fayose’s impeachment in 2006, the then Hon. Friday Aderemi-led state House of Assembly had suspended the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Kayode Bamisile, for allegedly hobnobbing with Fayose.

The Assembly said the alleged fraternity between the duo had compromised the impeachment panel set up by Justice Bamisile to try Fayose over allegations of gross misconduct.

Subsequently, Justice Aladejana was appointed in acting capacity to fill the vacancy in the judiciary, which the NJC said was a flagrant violation of the laws and the principles of separation of powers.

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The Federal High Court, Lagos yesterday adjourned further trial of the former Chairman / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the defunct Intercontinental Bank, Dr Erastus Akingbola, till October 24.

The trial of Akingbola, who is currently facing trial for alleged N179 billion fraud was adjourned till October 24 due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on March 12, 2019 re-arraigned Akingbola on a N179bn fraud charge.

Akingbola’s re-arraignment before the Federal High Court in Lagos followed a further amendment to the charges, which the EFCC had earlier instituted against him in 2009.

Justice Charles Archibong, who first handled the case, had struck out the charges, citing lack of diligent prosecution.

Displeased with the action of the Archibong, the EFCC went on appeal, which later overruled Archibong and ordered Akingbola to return to the Federal High Court to face his trial.

Not pleased with the decision of the appellate court, Akingbola went to the Supreme Court, which affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal.

As a result, the 10-year-old case was reopened before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun.

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PDP behind 2023 campaign posters, says APC - barrister.com.ng is for sale 08064950565

APC spokesman, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu.

The All Progressives Congress has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party of being the brains behind the recent 2023 campaign posters of some chieftains of the ruling party.

The APC dissociated itself and the members whose names and pictures appeared in the posters, saying the PDP circulated them to achieve a devilish aim.

Those whose posters for 2023 Presidential campaign were seen were the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu; the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and the Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said APC members were focused on governance and delivery on the party’s mandate instead of issues around 2023 elections.

He said, “As a party, we want to state clearly that having won elections convincingly and having been given the mandate to run the government for the next four years, our major and only focus now is governance.

“We are not engaging in any other activity relating to 2023 elections and wherever you see such (posters) you can be sure it is from mischief-makers and of course we know it is part of the strategy of the PDP to continue to take actions to cause distractions for the governing party from focusing on anything that is important to the people of Nigeria which is to deal with the challenges that we are all faced with. The challenges of governance, security, economy and corruption as well as other associated issues. That is what we are focused on.

“So, as a party, we understand the social contract we have signed with the people of Nigeria with the renewal of our mandate. Whatever poster you might have seen about any of our leaders anywhere in this country is irrelevant to us, we do not have a hand in it and it is not from those leaders.

“It is strictly part of the strategy of a party that is supposed to provide an alternative to our governance model and since they do not have such, the only thing they can do is to continue to throw spanners into the works. So, we urge all our members to focus on what is important to us and so we dissociate ourselves and our leaders from such issues that have to do with elections. Elections have been done and dusted and what we are now faced with is the issue of governance.”

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2018/2019 Nigerian Law School Class From Oyo Deny Receiving N500,000, Bursary Fee From Gov. Makinde

By Chima Osuji

The regular Class of 2018/2019 Oyo State Law Students have described the recent disbursement of bursary for law students of Oyo descent by the Seyi Makinde-led administration as misleading for want of adequate representation, justice and equity. This claim was made by the President of the indigenous student body, Kolapo Sodiq Abidemi, in an interview with one of our correspondents.

According to Kolapo, his colleagues across the six campuses did not get a dime from the largesse as a result of misinformation given to the governor by the representative of the beneficiary set who claimed his set had already graduated from the law school.

Sodiq regarded the information as untrue stating that their results are yet to be released and that they are yet to be called to the Nigerian Bar. He also stated that the official list containing the names of the Oyo students of both sets he and his team obtained from the Law School, was frustrated by officials of the state government.

In his words:

“I am the president of the NLS Oyo state indigenes. We set out to collect bursary from the state. The state was ready to pay us. Then we had an issue, they requested we got our names of those who chose Oyo as the State of origin from Law school. Law school was in the process of sending the names when we heard the Governor had approved 500k bursary to Oyo state indigenes in law school. Law school sent the names to us and we gave it to them but they requested law school sent it directly to them.”

“This came before the approval of the bursary

Then we realized the Governor approved the bursary to backlog students, being misguided by a misrepresentation of the backlog’s chairman that our set had graduated. We informed the Governor that we have not graduated. We reached him through all the avenues we had. He reached out to us that he’s going to do something to it. Something like collation of names of both sets.”

“To our utter dismay, the Governor refused to go on with the collation. We requested law school to send a comprehensive list of both sets’ names and they did. He apologized subsequently on a radio programme. And he had paid those guys yesterday. But we’re offended because, one, our right was infringed upon, paying backlog’s students at the expense of regular students.”

“Two, he announced that he approved 500k each to each law school students of Oyo origin, this had damaged many of us because till now, friends and families think we’re paid. Thirdly, he misrepresented us again by misleading the public saying he had paid all law school students of Oyo origin.”

“Only God knows the number of calls I have received from friends to share my 500k with them, how do I explain to them?”

“We later realized he paid those guys based on political affiliation and the saddened thing is, because the names of the beneficiaries were not gotten from law school, some beneficiaries are not indigenes. We want to make all these facts known to the public”.

Representative of the Beneficiaries Reacts:

The representative of the 2019/2020 backlog set, Mr. Olaniyi Adisa Ogunlade, has dismissed the allegation leveled against him by the regular set as untrue while giving his own side of the story.

According to him, the secret behind the bursary payment to his group was a forum he created on WhatsApp called, Forum of Oyo State Indigenes at the Nigerian Law School, consisting of members from only three campuses—Yenagoa, Yola and Abuja—with the objective of securing bursary payment from the state government.

In his words:

“Actually, that’s not true. When I got admitted into the Nigerian Law School in April, I was at the Yenagoa campus, and immediately, I established a forum called Forum of Oyo State Indigenes at the Nigerian Law School, that was the forum I established via WhatsApp. I tried as much as possible to send a link to the three campuses that were used for the backlog set—Yenagoa, Abuja and Yola—because the 2019/2020 is a backlog set and my members were joining.”

“It was a voluntary association and one of the mandates, the vision for that forum is, let’s try as much as possible to see how we can appeal to the state government to pay us bursary allowance. So, we’ve been on it when we were on campus. We’ve been talking, romancing, dialoguing, having normal interaction among ourselves. So, at the end of the day on that forum platform, I requested for members to be submitting their names, local government of origin, University they graduated from, and their campuses, which they were all doing on that platform.”

“I took out time personally to collate all the lists. I did everything on my own. So, when we came to Ibadan for externship, we wrote a letter requesting for a courtesy visit to His Excellency. The reason was to congratulate him on his emergence as the Executive Governor of Oyo State. God gave it to us, we were able to push that letter, and got an audience with His Excellency.”

“I led the 7-man delegation, spoke on behalf of my forum and presented a gift to him. I then pleaded on behalf of members of my forum for bursary and right there and then, His Excellency requested for the list of my members and I gave it to him because I already prepared it. It contained 120 names of my members. On that spot, His Excellency approved the sum of #500,000 each to us. That was how the news went viral.”

Adisa however admitted that not all backlog students benefited from the bursary, a fall out of their failure to send their details as at the time of collating the lists. He also claimed ignorance of the existence of the regular set during the planning and execution stages, saying he simply acted for members of his forum only.

The Position of the State Government

It could be recalled that the governor of Oyo State, Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, had announced on August 6, 2019 via his Twitter handle that the state had approved the sum of sixty million for Oyo State Indigenes at the Nigerian Law School.

In a live broadcast marking his 100th day in office, Seyi Makinde identified the payment of bursary to its Indigenes at the Nigerian Law School as one of his achievements.

“…provision of the law school students’ bursary to the unprecedented amount of #500,000. The bursary payment had been suspended since 2012…”

When asked by a journalist why members of the regular set during the press briefing, Mr Governor expressly stated that he was informed that they had graduated and apologised for their loss. He however promised to place them on scholarship and making adequate preparation for the two sets that will be admitted to the Law School in 2020.

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By Chima Osuji

The regular Class of 2018/2019 Oyo State Law Students have described the recent disbursement of bursary for law students of Oyo descent by the Seyi Makinde-led administration as misleading for want of adequate representation, justice and equity. This claim was made by the President of the indigenous student body, Kolapo Sodiq Abidemi, in an interview with one of our correspondents.

According to Kolapo, his colleagues across the six campuses did not get a dime from the largesse as a result of misinformation given to the governor by the representative of the beneficiary set who claimed his set had already graduated from the law school.

Sodiq regarded the information as untrue stating that their results are yet to be released and that they are yet to be called to the Nigerian Bar. He also stated that the official list containing the names of the Oyo students of both sets he and his team obtained from the Law School, was frustrated by officials of the state government.

In his words:

“I am the president of the NLS Oyo state indigenes. We set out to collect bursary from the state. The state was ready to pay us. Then we had an issue, they requested we got our names of those who chose Oyo as the State of origin from Law school. Law school was in the process of sending the names when we heard the Governor had approved 500k bursary to Oyo state indigenes in law school. Law school sent the names to us and we gave it to them but they requested law school sent it directly to them.”

“This came before the approval of the bursary

Then we realized the Governor approved the bursary to backlog students, being misguided by a misrepresentation of the backlog’s chairman that our set had graduated. We informed the Governor that we have not graduated. We reached him through all the avenues we had. He reached out to us that he’s going to do something to it. Something like collation of names of both sets.”

“To our utter dismay, the Governor refused to go on with the collation. We requested law school to send a comprehensive list of both sets’ names and they did. He apologized subsequently on a radio programme. And he had paid those guys yesterday. But we’re offended because, one, our right was infringed upon, paying backlog’s students at the expense of regular students.”

“Two, he announced that he approved 500k each to each law school students of Oyo origin, this had damaged many of us because till now, friends and families think we’re paid. Thirdly, he misrepresented us again by misleading the public saying he had paid all law school students of Oyo origin.”

“Only God knows the number of calls I have received from friends to share my 500k with them, how do I explain to them?”

“We later realized he paid those guys based on political affiliation and the saddened thing is, because the names of the beneficiaries were not gotten from law school, some beneficiaries are not indigenes. We want to make all these facts known to the public”.

Representative of the Beneficiaries Reacts:

The representative of the 2019/2020 backlog set, Mr. Olaniyi Adisa Ogunlade, has dismissed the allegation leveled against him by the regular set as untrue while giving his own side of the story.

According to him, the secret behind the bursary payment to his group was a forum he created on WhatsApp called, Forum of Oyo State Indigenes at the Nigerian Law School, consisting of members from only three campuses—Yenagoa, Yola and Abuja—with the objective of securing bursary payment from the state government.

In his words:

“Actually, that’s not true. When I got admitted into the Nigerian Law School in April, I was at the Yenagoa campus, and immediately, I established a forum called Forum of Oyo State Indigenes at the Nigerian Law School, that was the forum I established via WhatsApp. I tried as much as possible to send a link to the three campuses that were used for the backlog set—Yenagoa, Abuja and Yola—because the 2019/2020 is a backlog set and my members were joining.”

“It was a voluntary association and one of the mandates, the vision for that forum is, let’s try as much as possible to see how we can appeal to the state government to pay us bursary allowance. So, we’ve been on it when we were on campus. We’ve been talking, romancing, dialoguing, having normal interaction among ourselves. So, at the end of the day on that forum platform, I requested for members to be submitting their names, local government of origin, University they graduated from, and their campuses, which they were all doing on that platform.”

“I took out time personally to collate all the lists. I did everything on my own. So, when we came to Ibadan for externship, we wrote a letter requesting for a courtesy visit to His Excellency. The reason was to congratulate him on his emergence as the Executive Governor of Oyo State. God gave it to us, we were able to push that letter, and got an audience with His Excellency.”

“I led the 7-man delegation, spoke on behalf of my forum and presented a gift to him. I then pleaded on behalf of members of my forum for bursary and right there and then, His Excellency requested for the list of my members and I gave it to him because I already prepared it. It contained 120 names of my members. On that spot, His Excellency approved the sum of #500,000 each to us. That was how the news went viral.”

Adisa however admitted that not all backlog students benefited from the bursary, a fall out of their failure to send their details as at the time of collating the lists. He also claimed ignorance of the existence of the regular set during the planning and execution stages, saying he simply acted for members of his forum only.

The Position of the State Government

It could be recalled that the governor of Oyo State, Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, had announced on August 6, 2019 via his Twitter handle that the state had approved the sum of sixty million for Oyo State Indigenes at the Nigerian Law School.

In a live broadcast marking his 100th day in office, Seyi Makinde identified the payment of bursary to its Indigenes at the Nigerian Law School as one of his achievements.

“…provision of the law school students’ bursary to the unprecedented amount of #500,000. The bursary payment had been suspended since 2012…”

When asked by a journalist why members of the regular set during the press briefing, Mr Governor expressly stated that he was informed that they had graduated and apologised for their loss. He however promised to place them on scholarship and making adequate preparation for the two sets that will be admitted to the Law School in 2020.

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