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

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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NBA Lekki-Eti-Osa Forum Reconstituted as Ajah-Badore Forum in View of Proposed Unveiling of New High/Magistrates’ Court Building as Ajah-Badore Division

Arising from an Emergency Executive Committee Meeting held today 21st November, 2019, the Lekki-Eti-Osa Forum of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, hereby announces its reconstitution as NBA, Ajah-Badore Forum in view of the unveiling of the High/Magistrates’ court building, Ajah-Badore . It would be recalled that the Forum has been in the forefront of the […]

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Senate Passes Finance Bill Increasing VAT to 7.5%, 6 Other Taxes Affected

The Senate has passed the Finance Bill which seeks to amend seven Acts of the National Assembly relating to taxes payable in the country Thursday. The bill specifically seeks an increment of the value-added tax from 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent, while also raising the Companies Income tax,  Customs and excise, Petroleum Profit […]

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High Court Nullifies Newly-Created First Class Kano Emirates

A Kano High Court presided by Justice Usman Na’Abba has dissolved four additional emirates and first class emirs created by Kano State Government. Last May, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, assented to a controversial law creating four additional first class emirates in Bichi, Rano, Karaye and Gaya. Reports say the law was initiated by the […]

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Invitation| Ukehe United Front Abuja Thanksgiving Mass, End-of-the-Year Party and Award-Giving Day

With great honour, Ukehe United Front, Abuja (the Umbrella Body of the entire Ukehe People Resident in Abuja and its Environs), under the leadership of Mr. Ifesi Nwodo, Esq., invites you to their 2019 Thanksgiving Mass, End of the year Party & Award Giving day. According to the Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ugwu Peter, the event […]

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The Nigerian Army and Operation Positive Identification: How not to Abuse National Security Concepts by Alex Ekemenah

“The complicated tangle of issues in the ongoing conflict in the world needs to be clearly and accurately understood before any appropriate remedy can be designed and implemented” (Greg Simons: “Fourth Generation Warfare and Clash of Civilizations”, in Journal of Islamic Studies, 21:3 (2010), p. 391). Chasing Shadows In early September, the Nigerian Army announced […]

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Federal Executive Council Approves New Policy for Justice Sector

The Federal Government Executive Council has approved a justice sector policy for the country aimed at reforming the system by making access to justice easier. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, explained that the policy would ensure “speedy determination of justice” and fairness to all Nigerians. Mr. Malami spoke further, […]

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

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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Senator Omo-Agege, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, call for Tougher Laws against Rape, Sexual Abuse

Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Monday called for tougher laws against rape and sexual abuse in Nigeria. Omo-Agege who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Electronic and New Media, Lara Owoaye-Wise, made this known at the launch of the campaign against rape and sexual abuse in Abuja. The event was organised by […]

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John Aikpokpo–Martins: As Astute Bar Man Celebrates Birthday, an Intention to Contest for NBA 1st Vice President Position in 2020 becomes Glaring

Today marks the birthday anniversary of former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Warri branch, John Aikpokpo-Martins.. As the goodwill messages and encomiums pour in, The Loyal Nigerian Lawyer will like to join the fray: Happy Birthday sir! We wish you many more quality years ahead. As a core bar leader, Aikpokpo-Martins has laudable […]

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