Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Falana dares Daudu over contempt proceedings threat

A Senior Advocate Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has challenged the lead counsel for the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN), to go ahead to initiate the contempt proceedings which he threatened against lawyers who had criticised the ruling of the Supreme Court, halting Saraki’s trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Falana said in a statement on Tuesday that the contempt suit threatened to be initiated by Daudu would enable him to join issues with lawyers who were allegedly fond of manipulating the criminal justice system to favour members of the ruling class that are facing trial for “grand corruption”.

S’East traders disown Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu

Traders from the South-East geo-political zone have disowned the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and his cohorts in the pro-Biafran agitation.
The traders under the auspices of ‘South East Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, in a statement made available to journalists in Awka on Tuesday, said traders in the area had nothing to do with the Movement for the Actualisation of Biafra and the Indigenous People of Biafra, headed by Kanu.

The IPOB is a splinter group from MASSOB.

No wearing of hijab in NYSC camps, DG insists

A group of Muslim youths under the aegis of Muslim Youths in Da’wah on Tuesday at the headquarters of the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja protested against the ban on the use of hijab by female Muslim corps members, especially during orientation camps.
But the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier-General, Johnson Olawumi, insisted on the ban, saying it was “for security reasons.”

School closed down over evil spirits terrorizing pupils

A school in Kitui County has been closed down following allegations that evil spirits have been terrorizing pupils in the school. Parents marched to the school today and forcefully took their children home. Sharon Momanyi has that story.

PDP kicks as INEC asks APC to replace Audu

ABUJA—The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, invited the All Progressives Congress, APC, to forward a replacement for Prince Abubakar Audu, its dead candidate in the inconclusive Kogi State governorship election, thereby throwing up fresh legal and political firestorm in the state.

Fashola’ll fail as housing minister – PDP

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party says the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, who is now the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, is not an achiever.
The party, therefore, stated that Fashola might fail as a minister.

Burglar arrested while entertaining self in victim’s house

A 28-year-old burglary suspect, Olamilekan Olaoluwa, has been arrested by policemen from the Iponri division after breaking into a house in the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State.
The Kwara State indigene was said to have broken into a two-bedroomed flat on Brickfield Road on Sunday around 2pm, while the occupant was away.


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