Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tag "Law"

    The law meant for rich and poor, says Garba Shehu on Saraki’s police invitation

The law meant for rich and poor, says Garba Shehu on Saraki’s police invitation

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says every Nigerian, irrespective of his or her social class, is answerable to the law.He said this in reaction to criticisms on the police invitation of Senate President Bukola Saraki over the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.On Monday, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), asked Saraki to appear at the office of intelligence response team (IRT) [...]

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    Amasa Firdaus: God used me to break hijab barrier among lawyers

Amasa Firdaus: God used me to break hijab barrier among lawyers

Amasa Firdaus, the law graduate at the centre of the hijab controversy, says she was used an an instrument by God.The University of Ilorin graduate was in December denied access to the call to bar ceremony which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, for refusing to remove her hijab.She had insisted that the wearing the hijab does not [...]

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    Hijab controversy: Amasa Firdaus finally called to bar

Hijab controversy: Amasa Firdaus finally called to bar

Amasa Firdaus, the law graduate who sparked controversy for challenging the restriction on use of hijab during call-to-bar ceremonies, has been called to bar.Firdaus was called on Tuesday, seven months after the controversy.Firdaus was in December denied entry into the hall for the ceremony which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, for refusing to remove her hijab.She had [...]

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    No cattle ‘roaming’, five-year jail term… what to know about the grazing law ‘tearing Benue apart’

No cattle ‘roaming’, five-year jail term… what to know about the grazing law ‘tearing Benue apart’

In the first ten days of 2018, over 80 people died in the clashes between farmers and herdsmen in Benue state.The crisis has lingered on for years without a lasting solution.In a bid to curb these attacks, Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, signed the anti-grazing bill into law on May 22, 2017.Although the governor said the law would put an [...]

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    Hijab controversy: Muslim students accuse Law School of Islamophobia, mull legal action

Hijab controversy: Muslim students accuse Law School of Islamophobia, mull legal action

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has said it will write the presidency over a law graduate's inability to attend a call to bar ceremony because of her insistence on wearing hijab.Amasa Firdaus, the law graduate, had made public the details of the incident which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.Her experience has resulted in an ongoing debate [...]

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    The Nigerian Law School grading system negates common-sense

The Nigerian Law School grading system negates common-sense

BY OSHO SAMUELFor every prestigious institution of higher learning, it is a commendable feat to exude uniqueness in the execution of plans but not all signs of distinction connote outstanding excellence. In institutions where policies are implemented to frustrate the efforts of students, there is a threat to the dimensions of intellectual engagement possible in such climes.I was shocked and [...]

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    New environmental law in the interest of all, says Lagos govt

New environmental law in the interest of all, says Lagos govt

The Lagos state government has assured all residents of the state that the new environmental protection and management law is in their interest.Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, said this in a statement, saying it is in line with the reforms in the environment sector "to ensure cleaner environment and public health safety in the state".Some civil society organisations [...]

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    Lai: If unchecked, hate speech trend could become a hydra-headed monster

Lai: If unchecked, hate speech trend could become a hydra-headed monster

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has said that the trend of hate speeches in Nigeria could become a hydra-headed monster if left unaddressed.He said for Nigeria to achieve a just and egalitarian society, appropriate laws must be enacted to check hate speeches.The minister made this known while speaking on Tuesday night in Lagos at the conference dinner of [...]

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    FG suspends FRC code that forced Adeboye to step down

FG suspends FRC code that forced Adeboye to step down

The federal government has suspended the law that forced Enoch Adeboye to step down as the Nigeria overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), under Jim Obazee, had directed not-for-profit organisations — including churches and mosques — to comply with a corporate governance code stipulating a term of 20 years for heads of such entities.It was [...]

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    Buhari signs 8 bills into law

Buhari signs 8 bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed eight bills passed by the national assembly into law.Ita Enang, special adviser to the president on national assembly matters (senate), disclosed this to state house correspondents on Friday.According to him, the bills signed into law were: prevention of crime amendment Act,‎ 2016; the national crop varieties and livestock breeds (registration) amendment Act‎, 2016.Others were telecommunications [...]

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    HIV spreading more in matrimonial homes in the north, says lawmaker

HIV spreading more in matrimonial homes in the north, says lawmaker

Maryam Begel, a member of the Bauchi state house of assmebly, on Wednesday said investigations have revealed that the HIV virus is spreading faster in matrimonial homes in most northern states.Begel, representing Dass constituency in the assembly, said in Bauchi, it appeared precautionary measures were taken by partners only when meeting outside matrimonial homes, than when at home.“We did an [...]

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    Beggars strike: Kaduna says law not enforced yet

Beggars strike: Kaduna says law not enforced yet

The Kaduna state government says it has not started enforcing the prohibition of begging and hawking in the state.On Wednesday, some beggars had protested against a law banning begging and hawking in the state.But in a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, on Thursday, the state government explained that the prohibition of begging law would not take [...]

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    ‘Married women can’t join the police’… 5 ways the constitution discriminates against women

‘Married women can’t join the police’… 5 ways the constitution discriminates against women

On March 16, Nigerian legislators refused to pass for second reading, the bill on gender equality.The bill, titled 'Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence against Women', would have, among other things, provided women quality in marriage, education and opportunities. This was not to be.Some of the legislators cited religious and cultural reasons. Some said the constitution already provides for the rights [...]

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