COMBINED FORCE OF POLICE, DSS, OPC RESCUE OSUN KIDNAPPED PASSENGERS

A combined team of Police operatives, members of Oodua Peoples Congress and operatives of Department of State Security on Monday rescued, unhurt, 10 people abducted in Ajeoku village in Obokun local government area of Osun State. The passengers were allegedly abducted by suspected gunmen on Sunday evening. Two of the abductees, who were said to have been kidnapped in a commercial bus heading towards Osogbo from Abuja, were, however, shot by their abductors. A very reliable security source, who preferred not to be named, but was at the scene of…

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RT JUSTICE WHO FACED FAILED CORRUPTION CHARGES RESUME WORK

  Ade Adesomoju, Abuja After three years of a ‘technical suspension’, from the bench of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta has now resumed his duties. Indication of his resumption emerged on Monday as he joined the members of the Supreme Court’s bench at the special court session marking the commencement of the new 2019/2020 legal year of the apex court. Thirty-eight lawyers are to be sworn in as Senior Advocates of Nigeria during the ceremony. He sat on the bench as the third most senior judge, behind the Chief…

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LP LOSES CASE AGAINST SANWO-OLU, TRIBUNAL DECLARES GOVERNOR RIGHTFULLY ELECTED

  An Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lagos State on Monday dismissed a petition filed by the Labour Party and reaffirmed Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the duly elected Governor of Lagos State in the March 9 polls. The tribunal described the petition as a “futile and wasteful exercise”, noting that the petitioners (LP and Ifagbemi Awamaridi, its governorship candidate in the election) could not prove their allegations of mental incompetence against Sanwo-Olu in their evidence before the tribunal. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the three-man panel of judges led…

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ABDUCTED SAN REGAINS FREEDOM AFTER PAYING 7.5MIL NAIRA

Ebenezer Adurokiya –   After coughing out N7.5 million as ransom abducted Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Chike Onyemenam, has regained his freedom in Delta. This is coming in spite of an earlier reported denial of the lawyer’s abduction by authorities of the Delta State Police Command. Onyemenam was reportedly released to his family on Saturday after the payment of the ransom, a family source told a local online medium on Monday. Onyemenam, it will be recalled, was abducted at gunpoint on Monday, September 16, 2019, at Utulu junction along…

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CJN SWEARS IN 38 NEW SANS

By Alex Enumah in Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, on Monday inaugurated 38 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) with a charge on them to display a high sense of integrity always and be good example to junior lawyers in the country. The CJN reminded the lawyers that the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria comes with immense prestige and greater responsibilities and as such should not be taken for granted. In a speech at the inauguration at the Supreme Court complex Abuja, Muhammad however…

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23 STATE CHAIRMEN EXPELLED AS SDP CRISIS DEEPENS

By Laleye Dipo in Minna The crisis rocking the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has deepened resulting in the sack of 23 out of the 36 state chapter chairmen of the party and dissolution of the state executive committees. THISDAY learnt that the action was prompted by the Prof. Tunde Adeniran-led faction of the party, according to the removal letters served on the party chieftains. Some of the chairmen removed are those of Niger, Kwara, Rivers, Kano, Adamawa, Edo, Kaduna, Anambra and Jigawa States. The letters of suspension dated August 1,…

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HERDSMEN ABDUCT 14 PASSENGERS IN OSUN

Some criminals, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have kidnapped about fourteen passengers at Ajeoku junction, along Otan-ile-Okemesi road in Obokun Local Government of Osun State. According to an eyewitness, Chief Saka Adelu, some of the criminals, who pretended as passengers boarded an Abuja-bound bus from Osogbo before striking at the said location around 5pm Sunday evening. He said while 14 of the passengers were taken away, others were left behind who later reported the case at a nearby police station. The police is yet to react to enquiries by newsmen…

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SERVICE CHIEFS FINALLY APPEAR BEFORE HOUSE OF REPS

The Federal House of Representatives is finally meeting with heads of security agencies across the country. In a tweet by the lower legislative chamber, it said the meeting is aimed at discussing security situation of Nigeria. The service chiefs, who had on Friday last week failed to appear before the house are now at the meeting before as at 2 p.m. The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, who had expressed disappointment at the action of the service chiefs described it as an insult to the Parliament. He thereafter promised…

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NIGERIA CHIEF NEGOTIATOR AMBASSADOR CHIEDU OSAKWE IS DEAD

Nigeria’s Chief Trade Negotiator and Director-General of Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiation, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe, is dead. His death was confirmed in a tweet sighted by Igbere TV on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Twitter handle, Sunday night. https://twitter.com/AfCfta/status/1175831007284662273?s=19 Reacting to the development, President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement described the deceased as a “rare gem” in his government. While commiserating with friends and family of late Osakwe, the president noted that his demise had created a “gulf” in the Nigerian Trade Office. The statement which was issued…

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