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Osinbajo appoints 19 judges for national industrial court

Osinbajo appoints 19 judges for national industrial court

2017-07-12 08:07:29

The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 19 judges for National Industrial Court of Nigeria.The appointment was based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC). According to a statement issued yesterday by the Director of Information, NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, the newly-appointed judges would be sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday, July 14, 2017. The judges include Targema John Iorngee from Benue State, Namtari Mahmood Abba (Adamawa), Nweneka Gerald Ikechi (Rivers), Kado Sanusi (Katsina), Adeniyi Sinmisola Oluyinka (Ogun) and Abiola Adunola Adewemimo (Osun). Opeloye Ogunbowale A. represented… continue reading


Tottenham in last-minute bid to steal Iheanacho from Leicester

Tottenham in last-minute bid to steal Iheanacho from Leicester

2017-07-12 08:05:38

Reports in the English media last night say Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as late contenders in the race to sign Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho.The 20-year-old Nigerian international Iheanacho has long been linked with a departure from the Etihad, with the arrival of Gabriel Jesus at the club earlier this year pushing the youngster further down the attacking pecking order behind the Brazilian and fellow South American superstar Sergio Aguero. It was reported on Monday afternoon that Leicester City had secured a deal for the youngster worth a fee in the region of £25 million, having beaten off interest from… continue reading


Nigeria’s unity in dilemma, says Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria’s unity in dilemma, says Atiku Abubakar

2017-07-11 08:16:45

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday disclosed that the call for restructuring has placed the country’s unity in a dilemma. He spoke in Kano when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje over the death of the Danmasanin Kano, Yusuf Maitama Sule. Atiku disclosed that the demise of Maitama has further dIMMED the hope of a united Nigeria, which is currently being threatened. Extolling the virtues of the late former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations (UN), Atiku described him as a unifying factor, whom would be greatly missed. “The late Danmasani Kano epitomised the unity… continue reading


Kenyan MPs to get 15% pay cut

Kenyan MPs to get 15% pay cut

2017-07-11 08:15:39

Kenyan MPs, who are some of the best paid lawmakers in the world, are to get a pay cut intended to reduce the public wage bill. The MPs' $7,200 (£5,500) monthly pay will be cut by 15% and they will lose some generous allowances. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) said that the salary review was part of a plan to reduce Kenya's public sector wages by 35%. The average income in Kenya is $150 a month. The new salaries will be effective after the 8 August election. Africa Live: More on this and other stories The review will affect… continue reading


Court bars NJC from inviting Justice Ademola over withdrawn petition

Court bars NJC from inviting Justice Ademola over withdrawn petition

2017-07-11 08:13:18

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has barred the National Judicial Commission (NJC) from inviting Justice Adeniyi Ademola for investigation over a petition written against him but was later withdrawn by the petitioner. The court further held that Justice Ademola could not be made to prove innocence over a petition that was voluntarily withdrawn by the petitioner. Justice John Tsoho, in his ruling in a matter of judicial review in the form of orders for declarations, prohibitions and injunctions filed by Justice Ademola, also held that the insistence of the NJC and three others that Justice Ademola must appear is contrary… continue reading


Death toll in Suleja flood disaster rises to 13

Death toll in Suleja flood disaster rises to 13

2017-07-11 08:11:46

The death toll in Suleja Local Council of Niger State where flood wreaked havoc at the weekend, has risen to 13 while three others are still missing. Four persons were also said to be unconscious, and are receiving treatment in Suleja General Hospital, as seven houses at Nasarawa area of Suleja have been submerged. It was gathered that the head of the household of seven, Abubakar Saraki, survived; but his six children died. Meanwhile, the Director General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Ibrahim Ahmed Inga, said out of the 11 that died in the Suleja flood disaster, eight bodies… continue reading


Rafael Nadal stunned by Gilles Muller in Wimbledon epic

Rafael Nadal stunned by Gilles Muller in Wimbledon epic

2017-07-11 08:10:22

Rafael Nadal suffered fresh Wimbledon misery on Monday as the two-time champion crashed to a stunning 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 fourth round defeat against Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller. Just weeks after winning his 10th French Open title, Nadal was condemned to his fifth exit before the quarter-finals in his last five visits to Wimbledon. “It was not my best match against a very uncomfortable opponent,” said Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion. “Well done to him. He played great, especially in the fifth set but I fought to the last ball.” The 31-year-old Spaniard, finally worn down by Muller after… continue reading


Naira gains as CBN offers $450 million in one week

Naira gains as CBN offers $450 million in one week

2017-07-10 07:59:17

The naira strengthened further against the dollar at the weekend as it exchanged for N365 per dollar at the parallel market, following two interventions by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which totalled $449.3 million. At the weekend, the apex bank injected $254.3 million towards the end of daily transactions, which is expected to keep the market liquid and out of speculative attack until weekly transactions resume today. The interventions, although decreasing in number and volume, according to some experts polled by The Guardian, may be signs of test of the market independence, just as the naira has remained relatively… continue reading


Aggrieved youths threaten Niger Delta peace over Amnesty Programme

Aggrieved youths threaten Niger Delta peace over Amnesty Programme

2017-07-10 07:58:04

The political solution to end youth restiveness in the volatile oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria that was successfully introduced during the Yar’Adua/Jonathan administration may be heading for the rocks as aggrieved youths resident in the area called for the overhaul of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) or else they return to the creeks. According to the youths, the region will witness fresh unrest and agitations despite billions of naira already expended by the Federal Government on PAP unless there is immediate overhaul of the programme which they alleged “is already a veritable conduit for fraud, high-handedness and a complete… continue reading


I refused to beg Abacha, says Obasanjo

I refused to beg Abacha, says Obasanjo

2017-07-10 07:57:10

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday narrated how the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, made spirited efforts to plead on his behalf to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha over the alleged 1995 coup plot in which he and his erstwhile Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua were framed. While sharing his prison experience during a programme organised by Christ The Redeemer’s Friend International (CRFI), a body in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Lagos Province 39 chapter, the former president said “Abacha and those around him had made… continue reading


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