The National Working Committee, NWC of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has rejected the offer of resignation by the party’s National Legal Adviser, Dr Muiz Banire, SAN.
Banire had about three weeks ago written to step down as the party’s National Legal Adviser following an investigation launched by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC into a gift of N500,000 given to an old friend, who sought his financial assistance the burial expenses of his late mother about three years ago.
The Senate has proffered a solution to the controversy over who succeeds a governorship or presidential candidate who dies after election had begun and before the announcement of the results.
While passing the clauses of a bill seeking to amend the Electoral Act 2010 for the sixth time, the lawmakers, during the plenary on Thursday, recommended the conduct of a fresh primary within 14 days to choose the new candidate.
The bill also recommended the suspension of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission for 21 days.
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday dismissed the bail applications filed by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and three others with whom he is being prosecuted by the Federal Government for offences including treasonable felony and an act preparatory to act of terrorism.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday sacked a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly representing Opobo/Nkoro Constituency, Mr. Andrew Miller of the All Progressives Congress, who was declared winner of the March 19, 2016 re-run in the state.
A former street beggar, Mr. Abdulsalam Idowu, heaved a sigh of fulfilment of a life ambition as he was called to the bar to start practising as a lawyer in Nigeria on Wednesday.
Idowu, who defied all odds, to bag his law degree from the University of Lagos in 2015, had proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, where he emerged successful in the August/September 2016 final bar examinations conducted at the end of the one-year programme.
The new wig, who engaged in street begging to fund his primary and secondary education, was among the 4,225 graduates of the Nigerian Law School called to the bar in Abuja on Tuesday and Wednesday.