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’’.
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.
A serving commissioner in the Kano State Ministry of Land and Physical Planning, Alhaji Faruk Bibi Faruk, Permanent Secretary and Director in the ministry, Alhaji Mahmud Bello Bari and Ahmad Ibrahim have been arraigned before a State High Court over alleged N5.9m land scam.
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. d “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)
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.
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.
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.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted leave to a group, Kingdom Human Rights Foundation, to commence its suit seeking an order for the arrest of the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and his Science and Technology counterpart, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu, over recent allegations levelled against them by two Justices of the Supreme Court.