HUMAN Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, Thursday said that it was the utterances of a one-time Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Prof. Ango Abdullahi over the brutal killings of four students of the university that allegedly led to the protests by the Nigerian students and the arrest of eight students of University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, by the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s military regime and plan to sentenced them to death.
The 2017 NBA Conference was unveiled yesterday at NBA Ikeja Secretariat by the National President of the Bar MR. AB Mahmoud SAN in company of the Chairman of TCCP MR Ajayi Konyisola SAN. other national officers, include Mr Monday Ubani, the 2nd VP of NBA and the National Secretary Mr Olagunju Abiola.
The Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the Senate, Dino Melaye, has denied receiving any form of communication from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over his planned recall from the Senate.
….. For Violating The Right To Freedom Of Expression And Fair Hearing
A legal practitioner, Mr. Solomon Okedara has asked the Federal High Court Holden at Lagos to declare S. 24 of the Cybercrime Act unconstitutional for violating the right to freedom of expression in the constitution.
Fiery Bar leader and former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch Chairman, Mr. Chijioke Okoli SAN has urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen (GCON) to set up a Caretaker Committee to run the affairs of the troubled NBA.
Five years ago, Emeritus Pope Benedict appointed Bishop Okpalaeke from Anambra State, to the vacant seat of Bishop of Ahiara Diocese. A section of indigenous priests and the laity refused to allow him assume office on the ground that they wanted an ‘indigene’ (hereinafter referred to as “engine” rather than ‘non-indigene’ (hereinafter referred to as “no-engine”). Bishop Okpalaeke the ‘no-engine’ is from Anambra State. Efforts by leaders of the church in Nigeria similarly failed, as the Mbaise priests continued to insist that one of them rather than Bishop Okpalaeke must be appointed the Bishop of Ahiara Diocese.
Once again, Nigeria is on a binge borrowing to another national debt crisis. According to the Debt Management Office, Nigeria’s total debt stock increased to $62.87 billion (N19.15 trillion) at the end of first quarter 2017, from $57.39 billion (N17.36 trillion) at the end of last year. While the external debt rose from $11.40 billion at the end of December to $13.80 billion at the end of March 2017, the domestic component of the debt fell from N13.88 trillion to N11.97 trillion.