Economy

IndustriALL Bemoan Expatriate Quota Abuse in Nigeria, Says WTO Improverished African Economies

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IndustriALL Global Union Federation has decried the rate of expatriate quota abuse in the oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria. The Union made their position known during the 2019 African Industrialisation Day with the theme: “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development” in Calabar. Mr Momoh Adamson, Principal Assistant Secretary-General of NUPENG, said such abuse is […]

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A Look at the Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019

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President Muhammadu Buhari signed Executive Order 009 titled, The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019, on Wednesday. The Order declares as follows: “That by this Order, Nigeria is committed to being open defecation free by 2025. The National Open Defecation Free (ODF) Roadmap developed by the Federal Ministry of Water […]

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Justice Nwosu-Iheme Freed from Captivity

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Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme of the Court of Appeal, Benin Division, who was kidnapped on October 30, 2019, has been released by her abductors. The gruesome attack had seen his lordship’s police orderly shot dead point-blank. According to the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Owerri branch, D. O. Nosike, His Lordship regained her freedom Wednesday […]

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AMENDED| Akpabio: Appeal Court Nullifies Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial Election, Orders Rerun

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The Court of Appeal has nullified the senatorial election for Akwa Ibom Northwest District. Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party was initially declared the winner of the election by INEC, but Mr. Godswill Akpabio had challenged the decision at the Election’s Petitions Tribunal. He lost at the tribunal and challenged the decision at the […]

Economy

Professor Agom Writes National Assembly, AGF, Urges Redressing ‘Brazen Assault on Law’ in the Regulation of Investment Securities Tribunal

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Professor Augustine Agom of the department of commercial law, faculty of law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has addressed separate letters to the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Attorney-General of the Federation,AGF, asking for an urgent reversal to the unconstitutional trend in regulating the capital market. The following is the text […]

Law News

Supreme Court Dismisses Atiku’s Appeal, Affirms President Buhari’s Election Victory

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The Supreme Court Wednesday has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The appeal was heard by a seven-man panel, viz, Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Justice Bode Rhodes […]

Law News

Recondite Issues Raised by Parties as Appeal Court Reserves Judgment in Hon. Omosede Gabriella Igbinedion & Anor v. INEC & Ors.

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It was a show of legal brickmanship and exchange of legal salvos between Counsel to parties as the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City and presided over by the Hon. Justice Nkechi Nwosu-Iheme leading three other Justices of the Court on Thursday, the 24th of October, 2019, reserved judgement in an appeal filed by […]

Economy

FEC Approves Name Change for Ministry of Communications

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The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja […]

Legal Opinion

The Law on the Impeachment of a Governor or a Deputy Governor in Nigeria: Kogi State in Perspective by Douglas Ogbankwa Esq. .

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There have been quite some tension over the purported impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State of Nigeria, Simon Achuba and the purported swearing in of the former of Staff to the Governor-Edward Onoja as the new Deputy Governor, following his purported confirmation by the Kogi State House of Assembly. This is despite the […]