It is a clear mandate to mobilize. Governor Fayose said in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka that it was shameful that several people were killed in an election in. Bayelsa State with eight Local Government areas in which more than 20, security personnel, including soldiers were deployed. They have shown that tyranny can be defeated through the collective will of the people.
I salute Bayelsa people for standing firm against terror. Sambo Dasuki. In the letter, Chief Anenih revealed he spent over N million of his personal money on some political assignments given to him by the immediate past President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, while only N million was refunded to him. Anenih further stated in the letter that Jonathan requested for his account details for reimbursement of the money spent on the as-. Oyo State Governor, Sen.
Abdul Ahmed Isaiq, Falae insisted that his party would not return any money to the government coffers, since the money it got was neither from Col. Dasuki nor Office of the National Security Adviser. He therefore asked the government to hold Anenih, the source of the money rather than either himself or his party.
Edo Government has confirmed recording six cases of Lassa fever in the state, just as the Taraba State Ministry of Urban Development on Monday commenced house-to-house sensitization campaign to contain outbreak of the disease. Eregie said that the disease was a serious threat to residents of the state, adding that Edo harbours most of the cases of the disease diagnosed in Nigeria.
She urged residents of the state to desist from bush burning so that rats are not driven into homes. The commissioner also appealed to residents to embrace good sanitary conditions and proper storage of foods in covered containers to break the chain of transmission of the disease.
She also called for proper and regular hand washing, eliminating rats from homes, wearing of personal protective covering when in contact with persons suspected to have the disease. In Taraba, the house-to-. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Major Abba told journalists that the sensitization was aimed at stopping the spread of the outbreak which has so far killed three persons in the state. Bayelsa poll: Sylva heads to tribunal Continued from page 6 Yenagoa on Monday. The PDP leadership pointed out that the steadfastness and resilience shown by the people, particularly in Southern Ijaw, will go down in history as one of the many sacrifices made to defend democracy in the land.
The PDP equally congratulated Governor Seriake Dickson for his well-deserved victory and statesmanly handling of the situation in the face of provocations. What a poor Nigeria had offered in the past was far better than what the rich Nigeria is offering now. Also labour leaders who cannot drive home the demands of their members should also resign with. I think by now, if they are kind enough, they should be going on Keke Napep in solidarity of the current economic situation.
Aremu also condemned the proposed vehicle purchase by the leadership of the National Assembly describing it as frivolous spending and desperate attempt to impoverish the nation and urged them to be more committed to the legislative duties for the growth of the people. But those who come to equity should come with. Who oversees the senators when they are buying new cars in an economy that is totally depressed?
Minister of Health, Prof. The states which include Niger Nasarawa, and Kogi have indicated interest in the lofty idea, which would help the menace of border. According to the Minister, the relationship between Abuja and Niger had come of age. And I must tell you that we had such ideas before now and this visit has just shown that we are thinking alike. Speaking earlier, visiting Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, said that his visit was on how to collaborate on issue of security and other matters.
This is because the place has become refuse dump which extends to the larger part of the. He also pointed out a need to harness the flow of traffic between the two states. We have also agreed to look at it and if worked out, then our technical team would swoop into action immediately to put things in motion.
I am wishing to change the way people do things and make the masses feel the impact of development. I am contesting to make effective social services, health care, education, valid infrastructures, security of life and property and others available to the people of the state. On whether he stands a chance of getting the PDP ticket in view of the complex political process preceding previous primaries, he said that with the transformation going on in the party he was quite sure the best candidate would emerge without any interference from leaders.
He appealed to those whipping up sentiments on Biafra and fanning the embers of disunity to exercise restraint and caution, and explained that Nigerians had a lot to gain in the unity peaceful coexistence of the nation. He emphasised a need to stop the senseless war of insurgency and implored those dissatisfied with the system to explore the option of dialogue and discussion in tune with best practices all over the world.
The year-old defendant, who has no fixed address and occupation, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of breaking, entry and theft, when he appeared before Mr. Owolabi at a Tinubu Magistrate court, sitting on Lagos Island. The defendant was said to have committed the offences on January 4 at about 2. Nigeria is already imploding. Her military has proved unable to contain a sectarian insurgency, talk less of defeating nationalistic insurgency.
Her army is turning on itself by court martial of officers, who could not fight the insurgency because Dasuki shared the money budgeted for arms and on the people by carrying out summary execution of Biafra protesters. There are soldiers in Nigerian army, whose loyalty to their ethnic group and religion compel them to support the insurgency and the government is using disproportionate force to control legitimate political and democratic agitations.
A society starts to fall apart, when a section takes up arms and another shows willingness to renounce its sovereignty. No one can deny that. Breaking up only becomes inevitable, when the government fails to offer the right response to the problems, hence this plea. The continued reaffirmation that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable is beginning to sound like denial. Nigeria needs a new strategic security and democratic settlement that restores the faith of all in her and guaranties the safety of lives.
This settlement cannot be achieved if the government is insensitive to the wishes and aspiration of the people and pander to old prejudices and stereotypes. We cannot continue to have a country, where peaceful protesters are gunned down and hounded into prisons without trial, while armed Fulani herdsmen roam around, killing maiming and kidnapping with impunity.
It cannot continue to be one rule for Fulani herdsmen and another for others. If the government continues to pursue discriminatory policy, many more people will begin to see their future outside Nigeria and the momentum would be unstoppable.
This is a warning to the government to fine-tune its plans to reflect the wishes of the people. I believe that it is the responsibility of all honest Nigerians to help. Buhari to succeed where Jonathan failed. For eight years, Nigeria had a president who claims his parent were so poor that when he was growing up, he had no shoes.
Yet, after two years as Vice President and six as president, he did not propose nor implement a single policy to widen access to education for Nigerians born with natural disadvantage. He failed to ensure that at least, anybody born in similar circumstance to his would get the minimum he got. He attended a federal university free and under his government, good and quality education was put beyond reach of the poor.
The result of the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan is that millions of Nigerian, whose parents could not afford neither shoes nor school fees are roaming the streets as hawkers and being sold as house slaves and may graduate into criminality as kidnappers, armed robbers or terrorists. Even though, I did not support Buhari,s candidacy during the election, I have seen very little of the change he promised even though I do not doubt his good intentions.
In addition, the budget has not inspired confidence. If this is not corruption, someone should tell me what corruption means. To succeed, Buhari must end budgetary corruption, which is the worst form of corruption in Nigeria. End selective fight against corruption and empower institutions to fight all corrupt politicians. Ensure probity, candour, honesty and sincerity, at all levels of the polity.
No one must be above the law. In fact, the law cannot be respecter of persons in true democracy. Last week Ehud Omert, former Isreali prime Minister was convicted and jailed for 18 months for corruption, when he way Mayor of Jerusalem. This should give the Buhari Administration the courage to go after the so-called Nigerian sacred cows, whose greed and criminality destroyed the country.
I hope this new year, will bring the change Nigeria needs in the area of the rule of law, empowering institutions, accountability and positioning the war on corruption in the right direction. Let us fight to save Nigeria; we are better together, only if there is justice as fairness and respect for the rule of law. Eke, a medical doctor wrote from England. Given the sacrifices that Nigerian masses are expected to make to move the economy out of doldrums, such budget provisions for Aso Rock which are ostentatious and antithetical to the personalities of president Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who are known to be frugal, need to be reviewed back to status quo ante.
While the earlier mentioned largess aimed at ameliorating the pains of the ordinary people in the lower rung of society are being awaited, the immediate good news is that, Ibe Kachikwu,. Kachikwu spent Christmas in the refineries and the taps seem to have been turned on for the commodity to flow, at least throughout the festive season. Fortuitously, before the prospect of the palliatives expected to relieve the masses of anticipated pains arrive, also looming in the horizon, is the possibilities of a rebound of oil price that would reverse the current challenges compelling severe belt tightening.
Unsurprisingly, global investment bank, such as Goldman Sachs has recently been sighted in Nigeria offering credit facilities to the federal and state governments. It is noteworthy that it is the same financial institution that grouped Nigerian in to MINT- Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey-representing acronyms of countries that the financial institution reckon would be the new global economic growth leaders.
Considering that Goldman Sachs had earlier similarly categorized Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa into BRICS, countries to watch for superlative economic performance in the last decade, it is not surprising that the investment bank is staking heavily in Nigeria. Indeed, this is remarkable and a welcome development as no economy can develop without external funding.
Plateau State Commissioner of Information Hon. Ahmed, who was appointed commissioner three weeks ago, said that the role of the media and the security agen-. It was learnt that the clash occurred when members of the community protested activities of the sect.
Our correspondent gathered that the angry members of the community were scared over the continued operations of the sect in the community and demanded the relocation of its worship centre from the community. It was learnt that members of the Kelebe Community were fearful last year when the sect, group also known as Toriqat Satia Organisation, built its worship cen-.
The protest which started around 7. It was learnt that it took the timely intervention of a team of policemen from Oke-Odo Police Division, to avert the crisis from degenerating. According to him, the incoming Governor should constitute a crack team of planners to prepare the road map for his administration, pointing out that he should not just accept the report of such crack team, but he must make sure that there was no booby trap that may be contained in it.
According to him, if he was sure that the report was likely to change the existing conditions of the people, he should pursue the agenda and programme very vigorously. Supreme Court has fixed Friday, January 15, to deliver its judgment in the appeal challenging the election of Benue State governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, on April 11, A full panel of the apex court presided by Justice Walter Samuel Nkannu Onnoghen, on Monday, heard the appeal and reserved judgment for January Ortom the apex court that their case was anchored on the fact that Ortom who contested on the platform of All Progressives Congress APC and was returned by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC at the election was not qualified to contest in the election having not being validly.
Adenikpekun said that Section 1 c of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, when married with the provision of Section 87 of the Electoral Act, gave the appellants locus standi to challenge the outcome of the election even though they were not members of APC. Our case is not based on the irregularities of the election, but that there was no primary election by the APC. He urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the cross-appeal filed by the respondents and allow the appeal on its merit and declare Dr.
Tarhemen Tarzoor winner of the election. In the video, the yearold is seen working on a pulley as well as on a stationary bike. Nigeria have previously won the competition in , , and The sports minister further disclosed that other teams who did Nigeria proud internationally in will also be rewarded by President Buhari.
Regarded as the highest for coaches in the African continent, the workshop will start on February 21, and last for four weeks in Abuja. The Olympics qualifier is scheduled to take place in Morocco from February 4 to 7. Taekwondo session late registration; late registrations will come into effect after the January 21 registration deadline.
Obot said a letter containing the names of athletes and officials for the qualifiers was received by his office on January 5, five days to the initial date for registration deadline. Niger took an early lead through a stunning effort from outside the box by Idrissa Garba, before they were pegged back from the penalty spot after their defender was adjudged to have handled the ball inside his box in the 89th minute. St Georges midfield star Panom Gatosh converted the spot kick to save the game for the home team.
Missaoui will lead the squad in their preparation for the African Nations Championship, which will take place in Rwanda between January 16 and February 7, while the former Mali head coach is recovering from surgery. Tunisia have suffered additional injury blows since they began their training camp in Monastir, with Etoile du Sahel duo Hamza Lahmar and Iheb Msakni to miss out on the tournament due to muscle problems. Memunat was released late on Sunday after six days in captivity.
She was whisked away in her car around 8pm last week Monday when she went out with her kids. The children however, were not taken along with her. Dream Team media officer, Timi Ebikagboro, who is also based in Delta State where the incident happened, confirmed the release of the wife of the Amkar Perm of Russia player. Fegor Ogude was selected for the Nigerian national team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match. Mohammed started the game but was sent off in the 76th minute with a straight red card.
Super Lig side Istanbul BB beat lower league Bandirmaspor to remain top of the group with seven points from three games. Amedspor are second in the group with four points from two matches. Hornets manager, Quique Sanchez Flores, meanwhile, was resolute when asked about the chances of Ighalo or strike partner, Troy Deeney, leaving Vicarage Road.
The confidence of these players is amazing. They are completely confident in themselves. It is believed that Arsenal want players who will hit the ground running rather than those who will settle slowly at the Emirates Stadium.
Their transfers are being handled by the powerful Stellar Group, who manage such top stars like Gareth Bale of Real Madrid. Last year, he underwent trials at another EPL club Manchester city, who already have older brother Chidiebere Nwakali on their books. They are important players and they like to be here.
Bayern Munich boss Guardiola said his intention to manage an English club is the reason for his decision to leave his current job at the end of the season, with Manchester City touted as the most likely destination for the former Barcelona boss. The young Nigerian has been hitting the headlines for the right reasons this season as he scored once in the defeat of Norwich City in the FA Cup at the weekend.
Yaya, who missed the opportunity to become the only player to win the African Footballer of the Year award five times last week, said good things about the Nigerian youngster. On the future of Iheanacho, the midfielder believes that the forward could be a top player in no time. Ozil right-back Hector Bellerin believes such strength in depth bodes well for the months ahead. It is nice to get the three goals and that is confidence for the team as we had a difficult week ahead.
Stood against a wall of painted hearts, the Oxford graduate has his arm casually around Akalin, who was previously married to former Bianconeri sales manager Francesco Calvo, now with Barcelona. In line with his tweet, the Bianconeri supremo will also be hopeful that everything becomes possible on the football pitch too, after an incredible comeback has saw them cut the gap at the top of the Serie A table to just two points. Olympiacos beat Levadiakos on Sunday. He scored the opening goal in the 16th minute.
On Monday morning, the rapper M. PSG are upset that M. Instead of Fly Emirates, it says Fly Pirates and PSG are unhappy that their good name has been besmirched by appearing in a video about the current refugee crisis. Perhaps the most surprising part of this letter from PSG is just how lengthy it is. See it in full below. PSG seem genuinely hurt at being associated with this subject and even go into great lengths to discuss their social media following and why it harms their brand.
Brazilian investment fund DIS. A host of European clubs, most notably Manchester United, were reportedly interested in signing Gundogan before he signed a contract extension at Dortmund, tying him to the club until When I sign, it will most likely not be for just a year. Currently second in the Bundesliga, Dortmund will only receive a transfer fee if they sell the player at the end of this season, with Gundogan able to leave as a free agent in The REC stated that the main reason for the meeting was for the Commission and the stakeholders to be.
He disclosed that the Commission had approved five Direct Data Capture Machines DDCMs in each ward for a smooth conduct of the exercise, adding that technical staff will be deployed to rectify and resolve any technical challenge that may arise. He however pointed out that there are limits to which the Commission can go with its publicity drive, appealing to the Political Parties, Media, CSOs, Religious and traditional leaders to help convey the messages to the citizens.
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He said if the party continues the way it is, he would have no option than to drag the party to court. While revealing reasons his party lost the just concluded governorship election in Bayelsa State, he said he warned the former governor, Timipre Silva and the leadership of the party over the defeat. Addressing newsmen on Monday in Abuja, Frank said he had forewarned that if urgent measures were not taken, the party would suffer defeat.
Issues that were not attended to and I have been shouting a. This is not a victory for them alone but for the entire Bayelsans. Through the current president, Bayelsa has been able to enjoy free and fair elections through a proper democratic process of electing their choice. They should not point accusing fingers at the president or the APC by crying foul that the party has rigged the election. Aderohunmu Suli- - P. Elegbede Yakubu. Adeyanju Dele. Adigun Kabirsocial - Secretary 4. Alh Yusuf Raseed.
Olalemi Olawuyi. To contribute to the development and progress of the Agosasa City 2. To educate and promote the social and cultural norms of Agosasa City 4. To promote unity co-operation, social well-being and understanding among the members. To indentify with other clubs and association in the federation with view to stimulating the progress of the club.
Fayose had, on Monday, raised the alarm over alleged dictatorial tendencies by Buhari in the handling of cases involving the Deputy-Governor-elect in Kogi State, James Faleke, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and former. National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, among others, and said that the roles of the Directorate of State Security DSS under the nose of Buhari were clearly undemocratic, tyrannical and a threat to the survival of democracy.
He also accused the civil rights. Sohnan Sunday, visited his wife, Mrs. Chanchit Sohnan in. Unfortunately, the suspect Sohnan Sunday, met his wife and Garba Vondung, having sex on that faithful day. In an interaction with the suspect Sohnan Sunday, as the matter is yet to be charge to court, he testified that, he sent his wife packing as a result of the extra marital affairs his wife was having with Garba Vondung.
He said he has severally reported the matter to his wives parents but when the act continued, he had no choice than to send her back to her parent. The project which was initiated by the Shekarau admin-. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso but was consequently abandoned. Conceived as a multi-disciplinary hospital, the — bed General Hospital consists of 10 blocks, several departments which include Gynaecology, Surgery and Paediatry, a sterilisation unit, five theaters, seater conference hall and other components needed in an ultramodern hospital.
Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Lokoja, the state capital, has granted leave for the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to inspect electoral materials used in the conduct of the recently concluded governorship election.
The Chairman of the threemember tribunal panel, Justice Halima Mohammed, granted the exparte motion at the first sitting of the tribunal on Monday in Lokoja. Mohammed, however, issued a consequential order that all the respondents in the petition be. Chief Chris Uche SAN , leading two other senior advocates and 10 lawyers for the PDP, had sought, in the application filed on January 9, an order of the tribunal to inspect materials used in the conduct of the governorship election in the custody of INEC.
Uche said the motion supported by a paragraph affidavit and deposed to by one S. John-Mark was in line with Section of the Electoral Act as amended. The tribunal also granted six exparte motions for substituted service of petitions and other court processes on the Kogi Governor-elect, Bello, who is a respondent in all the petitions. The strike action was announced on Monday in a letter addressed to Governor Rauf Aregbesola. It would be recalled that the Osun State Government, last week, reportedly sacked no fewer than lecturers.
Others were total fulfilment of the agreement of October 29, and stop-. Governor to avert a looming industrial crisis by addressing the festering issues. It is, therefore, highly demoralising that the agreement remains unfulfilled; and, as if that is not enough, our endur-. State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday, charged the new leadership of the Lagos State University LASU to re-focus on intellectual engagement, show leadership and brace up to the developmental and academic challenges of an emerging globally competitive citadel of learning.
He also said the priority of his administration for educational institutions at the tertiary level was for them to nurture students to become wealth creators and innovators capable of contributing positively to the communities and the nation. Ambode said that his administration was not just passionate about academic excellence, but equally committed to raising the standards and providing the necessary infrastructure for tertiary institutions in the state to deliver outstanding results.
The Ondo State governor, Dr. He averred that the role. Represented on the occasion by his Chief of Staff, Mimiko, disclosed that his administration would con-. Olasinmi Odunmbaku, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, in her contribution, highlighted the importance of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, and explained that the fallen heroes were part of the forces that fought for the unification of the country.
Odunmbaku, who called on Nigerians to complement the efforts of the government at all levels sought for the empowerment of wives and children of the fallen heroes in terms of soft loans. The Commander, 32 Artillery Brigade, Gen. Charles Ofoche, revealed that the military formation mainly in the north-east had been strengthened to confront the Boko Haram insurgents and expressed optimism that the military would quench their activists in no distant time. The State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Major Vincent Abiola rtd , thanked the state government for its support to the family members of the fallen heroes and the ones who were alive, but incapacitated.
This, Aliagan noted would fast- track the facilitation of provision of jobs and further enhance nation-building and security of lives and property. The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality: that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
What Nigeria needs is a frugal president, who can save our money without resorting to painful cutbacks, but, unfortunately, Buhari is far away from such a person. The budget shows that President Buhari is wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, and profligate name it anything , contrary to what he wants the world to believe about him. His over-hyped claim of honesty has been debauched by the prospect of luxurious life he wants for himself as reflected in the budget.
Through his luxurious habits and his lavish lifestyle as stated in the budget, he will pile up a great accumulation of debt for Nigeria. The president has lost the sense of direction; he has lost touch with reality, and does not even understand that things are hard in the land. The problem is that President Buhari knows nothing about the economy, and, I am sure he had no input on the budget; it was just handed to him, and he rushed to the national assembly to present it, without knowing the details.
On what basis did the budget of N6. Why is Lai Mohammed crying everyday that Jonathan did this, Jonathan did that? Nigerians voted for change. However, today they keep on hammering on Jonathan and PDP. I think if they do not have anything to do, if their agenda is not strong enough, we need to address certain issues about Buhari and the APC. I do not see to which extent this budget will not create additional problem, additional suffering to Nigerian people.
The leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, openly expressed his disappointment with the budgetary figures in the Appropriation bill of N6. In , the budget was N4. Tell me how anybody with common sense can increase the budget to N6. With that in mind, how is this government going to sustain the budget, if the price of oil falls as low as the IMF has projected? No one, in this government, wants to contemplate that, as long as figures are churned out, even if they do not add up.
The same lavish budget will take good care of the vice-president and the national assembly, after. Nigerians voted for that change! When the former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, bought two BMW cars for foreign dignitaries visiting the ministry, many Nigerians asked for her head, and that was the reason she was relieved of her post, despite the fact that she was the best Aviation minister ever, based on what she achieved in such a short time she headed the ministry.
Now, Buhari budgeted a whopping sum of N3. Not done yet, N How can anybody justify the earmarking of N That was the reason a whopping N1. Out of the N1. The presidential canteen materials and kitchen equipment will cost N89 million, as against N N million is budgeted for the general renovation of the Guest House; N45 million for complete furnishing of the Guest House; N Can anybody tell me the meaning of Active Devices for State House Network that will cost the nation the sum N million in , and, imagine that the government is spending another N35 million on the purchase of security appliances and licenses, including computer anti-virus software.
Electrical and mechanical appliances in Aso Rock were not left out in this budget of waste: N These are avenues to loot! While many Nigerians are only existing, and are no longer living, while hardship and suffering are staring millions of Nigerians in the face, this government is budgeting N million for the purchase of exotic animals in , as against N24 million in President Buhari is still in travelling mood; as a nomad, he finds it hard to stay at a place, because, he knows no other life than travelling about.
President Buhari will spend N1. Buhari, the candidate, promised to cut the Presidential Air Fleet from 10 to 2, if elected; instead of fulfilling that promise, he has been junketing all around the globe with those aircrafts, and has no plans of reducing the size of the fleet. Therefore, the maintenance of the 10 aircrafts was pegged at N3. Still, another N At the 55th annual general conference of tne Nigerian Bar Association NBA held in Abuja, last year August, President Muhammadu Buhari, urged lawyers not to sacrifice the integrity of the judicial system in a bid to cover the misdeeds of their clients.
Disrespect for law also thrives when people get away with all sorts of shady deals and the court system is somehow unable to check them. But, I would like to say more on what I believe should be your role as legal practitioners, in helping us back to the path of rectitude.
This means that we must have lawyers who take the ethics of the profession seriously; lawyers who will not frustrate the course of justice, even though they defend their clients with all. But a Lagos based human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, accused President Muhammadu Buhari of humiliating Nigerian judges and suppressing the judiciary.
Adegboruwa, called on the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Austin Alegeh SAN, to direct all the lawyers in the country to stay away from the court until Buhari gave his commitment to uphold the rule of law. He further said that the Buhari government was laying the ground for a state of anarchy and expressed the fear that lawyers would be run out of business if the people finally lose confidence in the court. There is no need approaching the court any longer.
If the courts are no longer functioning lawyers cannot earn money. And it is our duty to cry out. Sambo Dasuki and Nnamdi Kanu, without further delay noting that Nigerians voted for Buhari because he promised to fight corruption and end impunity. He advised the Federal Government to ensure all its organs and officials operate within the ambit of the law.
Dasuki to bail coupled with the failure to re-arraign him on fresh charges is tantamount to impunity in every material respect. If the Federal Government were aggrieved by the order admitting Col. Dasuki to bail, it should have challenged it in the Court of Appeal. Also in support of this view is Mr. Yemi Okulaja, a Senior Advocate, who told Daily Times that however bad a court order is, parties must be enjoined to obey it.
He must obey the law otherwise, it is an invitation to anarchy. Although he agreed that President Buhari will take responsibility for every actions taken by government agencies under him, he blamed some cabinet members such as his Minister for Information who ought to have explained the situation that led to the rearrest of certain suspects in the ongoing fight against corruption.
He said lawyers can boycott the courts from now till eternity, he does not see any law that has been violated. Young lawyers should be adequately remunerated-Akpedeye Emokiniovo, daughter of Dafe Akpedeye, a senior advocate read law at the University of Oxford, Britain and was called to the Nigerian Bar December In this interview, she told PETER FOWOYO, what spurred her to study law, why it will be unfair for new wigs to pay for pupilage, minimum wage for young lawyers, how law students can improve in their Bar final examinations and sundry other issues.
May we have an insight into your background, I mean who is Emokiniovo Dafe-Akpedeye? That is a very broad question. Professionally, I become a lawyer today and embark on a new journey career-wise. Prior to this, my love for numbers and business led me to Economics and Management.
As my mother is a Civil Engineer, everyone must love Mathematics in our household. Also, my father has owned and managed his law firm and exposed me to the business world early on in life. Because of this family background, I found Economics to be intuitive and easy to understand. In my personal life, I am the eldest of three children and the family holiday organiser.
It is actually more difficult than it sounds since everyone in my family has such different ideas on what classifies as a good holiday experience. I love my gym, BodyRox at Silverbird, Abuja. Exercising allows me to relax when I am under pressure and gives me the clarity of mind to do great work.
The best essays I wrote in University were generally after an intensive workout. I was at the gym everyday the week before the Bar Finals exam and it kept me calm and focused during the revision and exam period. What spurred you to study law? Well, I have always been interested in law. As a young child, I followed my dad to court and the Police Station near my house on various occasions. The man was shocked and let us go. I guess I have always known that I wanted to be an advocate for people and becoming an adult, I realised that a country cannot progress without an effective legal system and lawyers as custodians of the rule of law.
Studying law was therefore an easy choice. If not law what would you have studied? As I already mentioned earlier, my first degree is not actually law. In fact, during my last year of the degree, I applied for both Law and a Masters in Development Economics. However, one of my modules during that degree was Business Law, which I found really fascinating and it spurred. Also, getting an offer to study Law at the University of Oxford made the option to pursue law a more attractive prospect.
A large percentage of students failed the Bar Finals examination. What do you think is responsible and what is the way out? Actually, the percentage of failure has fallen from the Bar Finals results so some improvements have been made. The Examination period is very tedious as the exams take place everyday for one week and this is quite traumatic for some students. I think the solution is a joint effort from both students and the teaching staff.
Smaller tutorial class sizes would ensure that students understand the concepts explained in lectures. Also, students need to realise early-on that the Bar Final exams are different from University ones and re-adjust their reading strategy accordingly. There are calls for new wigs to pay chambers where they serve as pupillage rather than them expecting money from those chambers. What is your take? The current economic situation is precarious and it would be financially unfair to ask new wigs with no income and huge expenses to pay chambers for pupillage.
New wigs serve as a breathe of fresh air to law firms with their ideas on what the law should be and their savy technical skills. Their contribution to the work force should not be understated. Definitely, they need to learn the ropes from their seniors but they should be adequately paid for their services.
Even in the United Kingdom where we inherited some of our current practices, new wigs are paid during their pupillage period and not the other way around. Young lawyers have often lament that their seniors underpay them. How do you think this issue can be resolved? I agree with this assertion of. Some firms pay as little as N20, a month to the young lawyers.
I mean, in what state of the country can this suffice as a living wage. Young lawyers should be inspired to stay in the legal profession and work hard to be elevated in this career. The Nigerian Bar Association has often spoken about a minimum wage for lawyers. Do you aspire to become a senior advocate like your father or you wish to go to the Bench?
I do not really see my aspirations as being linked to my father. Yes, I come from a line of lawyers being the 3rd generation of lawyers in my family but I am my own person. Having said that, I have aspirations to be a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, not because my father is an SAN but because, for me, that is the zenith of a legal career in this nation.
I am an ambitious person and career satisfaction is very important to me. As I feel like I will enjoy legal practice, the Bench would be restrictive in that I would have to give up private legal practice in order to fulfil that role and that is not the path I envisage for myself. The number of female lawyers is higher than their male counterpart but, few of them end up in advocacy. Do you agree and if yes, why is this so? Whether one is involved in advocacy or not is a personal issue.
I do not believe there is any accurate statistics on the number of men versus women in advocacy. I mean, even during my court attachment for the law school externship, there were many young female lawyers appearing in court and so I think the assertion of more men than women in advocacy is wrong. In terms of female empowerment, the legal industry is leading the way with many females becoming lawyers.
By then, this unfound assertion will be put to rest but for now, I can only say that it is untrue. The office enables the local ICT industry to contribute meaningfully towards the achievement of national development targets. ONC enable indigenous information technology companies and provide them opportunities that will improve their ability to provide relevant products and services that amply satisfy the Nigerian consumer.
Enable the local ICT industry to contribute meaningfully towards the achievement of national development targets. DG NITDA Mr Peter Jack providing advice and strategic input on a regular basis in many different areas, including law, organizational development, technology, policy, and outreach. There were four main issues on the agenda: the first one was the quality of product assembled by our local OEMs, second was.
One of the resolutions that were taken was that there should be synergy between NITDA and the OEMs that they should meet more frequently, at least every quarter so that they will be able to discuss the issues that affects that industry. Another resolution that was taken is that this meeting should be institutionalized in such a way that there should be periodic review ,to monitor what is happening in the industry and refer same to NITDA, which Agency as the regulator will know the type of step to take.
The third resolution was the enforcement of government circular which mandated all MDAs in the country to patronize and make use of locally assembled products, that is to say that in their IT procurement they should give priority to local enterprises who are the OEMs. The fourth resolution is that NITDA should use its position to see that to it the OEMs are brought into some of the procurement of computers and IT products done by states and local governments there was need for them to be brought into the general scope.
It was resolved that NITDA should take steps to ensure that states and local government patronize product that are assembled locally. The international community through different governing bodies has introduced indicators that are used as guides to enhance certain attribute within a country using specialized solutions and services.
At the public sector forum which was attended by key government agencies and parastatals, Signal Alliance, Microsoft and the other key partners showcased services and solutions that will help address shortcoming within the Nigeria government ecosystem. They are proven solutions which enhance government efficiency and attract investment. ASUS ZenFoneSelfie is built to provide amazing performance, fantastic hardware and customizable software to fit every quirk of the imagination.
It is an innovative blend of fashion, technology and craftsmanship captured in a 5. Because of this, selfies are often grainy, noisy and underwhelming. If they would rather use a different gesture, they can easily create one of their own in the settings.
On the rear side, the back camera is also fitted with a 13 megapixel resolution and virtually no shutter lag. It comes with ultrafast 0. Laser auto focus is one of the standard features on the Selfie. It uses a laser beam to measure the distance between the individual and their subject so quickly that it takes virtually no time at all to get in focus.
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We applaud the Kaduna State government for encouraging this type of public-private partnership that has given birth to a new Nuhu Bamali Primary School. The rear-mounted volume-control and shutter button is ideally positioned for the index finger, so snapping selfies, adjusting volume and retracing steps feel as natural as a grip.
A solid 3,mAh removable battery also guarantees more than an entire day of talk time on the average. Additionally, users get to enjoy a pair of ergonomically designed ASUS ZenEar headphone, which provide a perfect fit and crystal clear and detailed sound. It is built with a patented damping system to effectively absorb reflected. Each ZenFoneSelfie comes with Optimal Speech Recognizer, a voice recognition feature with an error rate rivaling the best iOS and Android flagships currently in the market.
There are plenty of privacy options as well. Kids Mode converts the Selfie into a protected area of education and entertainment for children, complete with built-in parental controls and a timer to limit how much time children can use the phone. Private communication, such as messages and contacts, can be kept separate and secure using a PIN code. SnapView features independent spaces for work and personal life, giving the phone users the ability to manage both areas of their lives without having to combine them in the same space.
In her remarks, the Headmistress of the school, Hajia Asmau Mohammed Lawan, commended Etisalat Nigeria for the computers which use is hoped will go a long way in giving the pupils the cutting edge education needed to prepare them for their individual career paths. She also encouraged the pupils of the school to take. Presidency to spend N A breakdown of the figure indicated also sthat the sum of N Other technology related expenditures in the budget proposal includes the purchasing of what is.
Another N35million is to be expended on the purchase of security appliances and licences, including computer anti-virus software. This is even as the budget includes a N The presidency will also spend N Also, the Presidential Air Fleet is to spend N Agada, formerly the Chief Technology Officer of the company is a highly innovative and versatile technology expert. Our first task is to return CWG Plc to sustainable profitability this year. We will be taking tough decisions to reduce our costs.
We will also be investing to grow profitable business. Maintaining this balance between cost reduction and the needed investment for growth will be the big tasking effort that is facing us. Ayodeji is a seasoned professional with enormous experience in the fields of banking, financial consulting and private equity.
Prior to his joining CWG, Mr. Before joining Aureos in , Mr. Ayodeji was a Senior Consultant with KPMG Nigeria where he was involved with the valuation, due diligence and feasibility studies for various corporations and state governments. He also worked with Triumphbank Plc in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ayodeji holds a B. To strengthen the finance function of the Company, Mrs. She has enormous experience in the areas of audit, financial and risk advisory, financial control and treasury. She commenced her career at KPMG, where she provided audit and advisory services to banks, discount houses and insurance companies. The Company Secretary, Mr.
Justice S. Captains of industry, heads of agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations NGOs , philanthropists and notable media proprietors are also expected to grace the occasion. Airtel Touching Lives is an inspiring corporate social responsibility initiative that seeks to offer practical relief, succour, hope, opportunities and credible platforms to liberate and empower the underprivileged, disadvantaged and hard to reach persons in the society.
HID Global, Botosoft to validate 2. Every year, more than 2. The new mobile readers validate new student ID cards instantly. The use of handheld mobile readers eliminates identity fraud, allows examiners to verify student attendance, and enables them to manage challenges around examination rules violations in real-time. The mobile reader application also saves hundreds of hours of manual data entry and eliminates errors.
The time saved allows the examiners to concentrate on the importance of the day as they can be confident that students are already authenticated for the exam in question. Our goal is to make the lives of the Nigerian people. In , we helped register and validate more than 2. HID Global leveraged its government ID expertise and offerings to deliver a customized solution to accept the raw data from the WAEC online enrollment process, validate the information and prepare it for use in personalizing the cards in.
In addition, HID Global assisted with the card design and development of the mobile reader application software used in the mobile readers. And it means it will take some time to get everyone up to speed. In addition to the migration deadline update, changes to other aspects of the standard include: an updated deadline for payment service providers to begin offering more secure TLS 1. Segun Ogunsanya said the telco rolled out the second edition of the revolutionary programme based on the monumental success recorded with the first season.
According to Ogunsanya, Airtel went the length and breadth of the country, in the first season, scouting for people who needed help and cause for support, noting that the journey yielded great results as the telco touched lives of many Nigerians. The Airtel Touching Lives Season 2, scheduled to be aired on satellite and terrestrial TV stations in Nigeria and across Africa, is a 13 episode programme that captures the far-reaching and generous interventions of the telco toward less privileged individuals, people and communities in Nigeria.
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Wendell Lira, a Brazilian forward, won it for his spectacular overhead kick for Goianesia. Still, he arrived in Zurich on Monday at the peak of his powers, which was a stark contrast to 12 months ago when he was sullen amid intense speculation that all was not well behind the scenes at the Nou Camp after Messi had been dropped for a game against Real Sociedad. His numbers since, though, have.
Those figures would have been even greater had a hamstring injury not cost him two months. I could have dreamed of when I was a kid. I want to thank all my team-mates as without them none of this would be possible. I also want to thank football for everything, both the good and the bad.
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