GOVT LAWYER SAYS HE’S NOT READY FOR SARAKI’S FORGERY TRIAL

Aliyu Umar, prosecuting counsel‎ in the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki‎, and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, for forgery, has asked for an adjournment of the case because he is unprepared. Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly and the first defendant‎ in the case, had filed an application asking the court to quash the charges of forgery brought against him by the federal government. He also asked the court to decline jurisdiction in the trial. Saraki and Ekweremadu‎ had also filed similar applications. But Umar, counsel to…

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INDUSTRIAL COURT AFFIRMS FORMER UNIVERSITY DEAN’S SUSPENSION OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT

HE National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Calabar, Cross River State, has validated the suspension of the former Dean of Law Faculty, University of Calabar, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, over an alleged sexual assault. Ndifon was on August 29, 2015 accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old 400-level student (name withheld) in his faculty after ordering her to his office. Following the development, authorities of UNICAL suspended the dean from office. The suspension was to last until he was completely exonerated from the allegations on sexual assault and acts of official misconduct.…

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