Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dyepkazah Shibayan

    Senators vote against motion to invite DSS DG over invasion of judges’ homes

Senators vote against motion to invite DSS DG over invasion of judges’ homes

The senate on Tuesday kicked against a proposal to invite Lawan Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), over the raids of some judges' homes at the weekend.The homes of some judges was raided by the DSS on allegations of corruption.The proposal to invite the DSS director-general emanated from a motion of matters of urgent public importance sponsored [...]

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    House clears 3 lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct

House clears 3 lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct

The house of representatives has cleared the three lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct scandal by the United States.The decision of the lower chamber to exonerate them was sequel to recommendations of the joint committees of ethics and privileges and foreign affairs who had investigated the matter.The recommendations given by the committees were:"That Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo, Hon. Mark Terseer Gbillah [...]

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    It’s only in Nigeria we arrest before we investigate, says NBA secretary

It’s only in Nigeria we arrest before we investigate, says NBA secretary

Isiaka Olagunju, general secretary of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), says it is erroneous to level allegations of corruption against the Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC).Speaking on Monday on a Raypower radio programme, The Platform, while fielding questions on the recent raid of some judges' homes by the Department of State Services (DSS), noted It's only in Nigeria we arrest before we investigateHe [...]

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    Reps set up committee to probe DSS’s raid on judges’ homes

Reps set up committee to probe DSS’s raid on judges’ homes

The house of representatives has set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the raids carried out by the Department of State Services (DSS) on some judges homes across the country over the weekend.The homes of seven judges were raided by the DSS on allegations of corruption.On Tuesday, the house resolved to investigate the matter, following an urgent motion on matters [...]

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    2 soldiers paraded among 7 ‘kidnappers’ of Emefiele’s wife

2 soldiers paraded among 7 ‘kidnappers’ of Emefiele’s wife

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have arrested two soldiers and seven other persons suspected to have kidnapped Margaret Emefiele, wife of Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor.The suspects kidnapped Emefiele's wife on September 29 on her way to Delta from Benin, but she was rescued the following day.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday while parading [...]

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    Kanu sues AGF, DSS for detaining him despite contrary court order

Kanu sues AGF, DSS for detaining him despite contrary court order

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has sued the attorney-general of the federation and the Department of State Services (DSS) for contempt of court proceedings over failure of the federal government to release him from detention.On December 17, 2015, Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court, had ordered the unconditional release of Kanu, which [...]

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    CJN kicks against DSS raids, thanks NBA ‘for support’

CJN kicks against DSS raids, thanks NBA ‘for support’

Mahmud Mohammed, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has described the arrest of judges by the Department of State Services (DSS) as "distressing" and "unfortunate".He thanked the Nigeria Bar Association, which condemned the DSS raids.The DSS had on Saturday raided the homes of some judges across the country on allegations of corruption.But speaking on Monday at a valedictory session held in [...]

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    Shi’ia sect: It is illegitimate for government to declare us illegal

Shi’ia sect: It is illegitimate for government to declare us illegal

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as the Shi'ia sect, says it is "illegitimate" for the Kaduna state government to declare the group illegal and order the arrest of Ibrahim Musa, its spokesman.The state government had declared the group illegal and consequently banned it on Friday, citing sections in the state laws.But, in a statement on Monday, Musa said in [...]

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    QUESTION: Was Justice Dimgba’s home raided for openly berating DSS?

QUESTION: Was Justice Dimgba’s home raided for openly berating DSS?

The home of Nnamdi Dimgba, a judge of the federal high court Abuja, was raided a day after he had berated the Department of State Services (DSS) in court.The homes of some judges across the country were raided by the DSS on allegations of corruption.On Friday, Dimgba had chided the DSS in court for flouting an order to remand a defendant to [...]

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    APC spokesman: It took Oyegun two weeks to prepare lies against Tinubu

APC spokesman: It took Oyegun two weeks to prepare lies against Tinubu

Timi Frank, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says John Oyegun, national chairman of the party, took two weeks to prepare lies in response to Bola Tinubu's allegations.Tinubu had accused Oyegun of manipulating the Ondo primary election to help Rotimi Akeredolu the party's governorship candidate in the state.In a statement on Sunday, Frank said what really transpired [...]

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NBA to Buhari: Release arrested judges now or there will be consequences

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) or there will be consequences.The DSS had raided the homes of some judges across the country on allegations of corruption.Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Abubakar Mahmoud, president of the NBA, declared a state of emergency, [...]

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    PDP reps praise FG for ‘courage’ to end bogus charges against Saraki

PDP reps praise FG for ‘courage’ to end bogus charges against Saraki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of representatives says the federal government corrected itself by withdrawing the forgery charge against Bukola Saraki, senate president, and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.The duo was alongside Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly, and Ben Efeturi, former deputy clerk, accused of forging the senate standing rules in June 2015.In [...]

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    Adegboruwa: Buhari has taken us back to the 1984 jackboot era of intolerance

Adegboruwa: Buhari has taken us back to the 1984 jackboot era of intolerance

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, human rights lawyer, wants the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to boycott the courts indefinitely in protest of the invasion of judges' homes by the Department of State Services (DSS).In a statement on Saturday, Adegboruwa described the raidas "full blown dictatorship now in action", saying "It is now a case of anarchists in power"."As judges have no voices to speak officially, I [...]

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    After meeting Buhari, Oyegun accuses Tinubu of making reckless statements

After meeting Buhari, Oyegun accuses Tinubu of making reckless statements

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, of making reckless statements against him.Oyegun's statement comes less than 72 hours after he held a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock.The outcome of the Ondo state primary election had sparked off a disagreement between Tinubu and Oyegun.Tinubu [...]

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    As requested by FG, court strikes out forgery charge against Saraki, Ekweremadu

As requested by FG, court strikes out forgery charge against Saraki, Ekweremadu

A high court in Abuja has granted the application of the federal government to withdraw the forgery charge against Bukola Saraki, senate president, and Ike Ekweremadu, his deputy.Yusuf Halilu, the judge, struck out the entire suit against the duo, alongside Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly, and Ben Efeturi, his deputy.They were accused of forging the senate standing [...]

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    FG seeks to withdraw forgery charge against Saraki, Ekweremadu

FG seeks to withdraw forgery charge against Saraki, Ekweremadu

The federal government has applied to withdraw the forgery charge against Bukola Saraki, senate president and Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president.The duo alongside Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly and Ben Efeturi, former deputy clerk had been accused for forging the senate rules which led to the emergence of former as senate president and deputy senate president [...]

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