Monday, February 20, 2017
Authors Posts by Unini Chioma

Unini Chioma


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The Peoples Democratic Party : source: file copy

Men of the Nigeria Police Force have ‎barricaded entrance to the International Conference Centre, Abuja, venue for the PDP Stakeholders meeting, slated for 2:00pm today.

In a statement on Monday,the spokesman for the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye accused the party’s embattled national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of conniving in order to kill the PDP.

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    Lawyers in nigeria

    As Nigeria commemorates World Day of Social Justice, legal practitioners, specialising in labour matters, have condemned prevailing unfair practices in the workplaces.

    Some of the lawyers made their views known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja, while reacting to the 2017 theme of the day: ‘’Preventing Conflict and Sustaining Peace through Decent Work.’’

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    Richard Nyong, the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens and Mr. Odofin Taiwo, the contractor on the building

    The Lagos State Government has filed criminal charge against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, Richard Nyong and others over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road in Ikate Elegushi area of the State which killed no fewer than 35 persons.

    Apart from Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, GT Rich Ltd, HC Insight Solutions Ltd, others charged alongside Nyong are Taiwo Odofin, Omolabake Mortune, Maruis Agwu, Sola Olumofe and Omotilewa Joseph.

    The defendants are facing six-count charge of failure to obtain building approval for the collapsed building and unlawful manslaughter contrary to Section 75 of the Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law of L

    The criminal charge, which was filed on February 17, 2017, is yet to assign a date for arraignment of the defendants.

    The State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, after the collapse of the building, had visited the scene where he expressed a strong commitment to the protection of lives and property of all citizens in the State.

    The Governor had specifically vowed to ensure justice for the victims of the collapsed building, while also assuring residents of the State that no stone would be left unturned to ensure that cases of criminal negligence and other forms of criminal activities are prosecuted.

    Court gavel justice source: file copy

    An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Monday issued a bench warrant against a traditional ruler and his secretary for alleged contempt.

    The accused and the Olokini of Okini, Oba Okanola Akadiri, and his secretary, Suleiman Rasaki, are facing an eight-count charge of conspiracy, forcibly entry, threat to life and assault.

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    The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN)

    The executive members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Nasarawa state chapter, have challenged some aggrieved members of the union who queried the recent amendment of the union’s constitution to seek redress in court.

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    Bill Gates

    Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said.

    “Certainly there will be taxes that relate to automation. Right now, the human worker who does, say, USD 50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things,” Gates told Quartz website.

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    Mallam Nasir El-Rufai

    Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has stated that he is not part of those who decide the affairs of the nation in Nigeria’s power house – Aso Rock.

    El-Rufai said despite his closeness to President Muhammamdu Buhari, he was not part of the cabals, who influenced things in the Villa.