Sunday, December 17, 2017

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    United States Consul-General in Nigeria, Mr John Bray

    The United States Consul-General in Nigeria, Mr John Bray, on Thursday said that Nigeria would be able to overcome her current economic recession by attracting more Foreign Direct Investment.Bray gave the advice in Lagos at this year’s Annual Lecture of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association.

    The theme of his keynote address was “The Challenges and Opportunities of Managing a Recessionary Economy: The American Experience’’.

    FCT minister Muhammad Bello

    The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Musa Bello, has said that the administration has commenced the process of reviewing the Abuja Master Plan of 1979.

    The minister said that the FCT authority has stopped forthwith collection of tenement rates following resolution of the House which urged the ministry to suspend the collection pending resolution of issues.

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    Late Ifedolapo Oladepo

    The Federal Government has hinted that the body of the youth corps member, Ifedolapo Oladepo, who died recently at the Kano State NYSC Orientation Camp, will be exhumed for autopsy.

    The Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, dropped the hint on Thursday while addressing State House correspondents.

    Court

    An Ibadan Customary Court in Oyo State on Thursday dissolved a six-year-old marriage between Femi Bankole and his wife, Modupeoluwa, following the man’s consent to her request for divorce.

    The plaintiff had sought the dissolution of the marriage, accusing the man of embarrassing, molesting and threatening her life because she was always bed-wetting.
    Dissolving the marriage, the judge, Mukaila Balogun, ordered that the only child of the couple should be with the plaintiff.

    Balogun also ordered the defendant to be providing N4, 000 monthly for the upkeep of the child and warned the parties against fomenting trouble against each other.

    The plaintiff had told the court that her husband was in the habit of disgracing her in public because of her condition.

    She said that she earlier told her husband of her health challenges before they got married.
    “His bad attitude toward me can no longer be endured; he beats me always and I have no rest of mind due to the way he treated me.

    “I had been warned not to marry him due to his bad character but I did not listen because I loved him.

    “I pray the court to separate us so that I can start my life afresh since I am still young,” she said.

    The defendant said his wife was always bed-wetting and he could no longer cope with the challenge, adding that her parents were not good in-laws.
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    “Her mother always asks for money. She was careless about the success of our marriage and was in the habit of supporting her daughter’s bad deeds,’’ he said. (NAN)

    Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court and Chief Godwin Obla

    Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Thursday granted two separate applications filed by suspended Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Godwin Obla seeking the variation of the bail conditions earlier granted by the court.

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    NUC suspends admission into NOUN’s law programme

    The National Open University of Nigeria, which is well known for violating the fundamental rights of its students, was rightly sued by some of its students after the institution, under the sacked Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe, expelled two of its students, Elias Ozikpu and Abdulrazaq O Hamzatin, in the most draconian fashion for forming a Student Union Government to protect their affected interests.

    Court gavel justice source: file copy

    An Ilorin Magistrate Court on Thursday remanded a 27-year-old man, Amusa Olatunji, for allegedly forging a military identity card.

    The Prosecuting Police, Insp. Nasiru Yusuf, told the court that the accused, on Nov.1, presented himself as an Air force Officer to the Divisional Police Officer at Oke-Ode in Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara.

    Nigerian Parliament

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    Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says the northern region of the country has no reason to be scared of restructuring as crude oil is...