Friday, June 23, 2017

Unini Chioma


Femi Falana

——-Accuses FG of paying N1trn for darkness

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.

Chijioke Okoli SAN

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.

Ahiara, A Town In Mbaise, Imo State

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.

Director General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Dr. Abraham Nwankwo

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.