Justice Mohammed also agreed with Daudu that the Federal Government was completely wrong in the interpretation given to Section 4 of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Act to the effect that the Nigeria Police was established for the Federal Government alone and as such the funding was solely on the shoulders of the Federal Government. The Rivers State Government had in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/511/2020 and instituted on its behalf by Daudu challenged the decision of the Federal Government allocating funds directly from the Federation Account to fund some of its agencies
claiming that the decision violated Section 162 of the 1999 constitution.
HUSHPUPPI AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY AND COULD SPEND 20 YEARS IN JAIL – NATION PG.3
Ramon Abbas aka Ray Hushpuppi, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering and online fraud, according to latest reports in the U.S media. He was flown to Chicago after being expelled from the UAE. He made his initial U.S. court appearance in Chicago on July 3, 2020 and was subsequently transferred to Los Angeles for trial.
COURT BARS ICPC FROM FREEZING BANK ACCOUNT WITHOUT VALID ORDER – NATION PG.6, THISDAY PG.52
A Federal High Court in Lagos has held that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) cannot place a Post No Debit (PND) on a bank account without a valid court order.
Justice Peter Lifu gave the order while delivering ruling in a suit filed by a firm, Efoba Construction and Engineering Services Limited, against the commission and a bank.
SENATE OKAYS BILL EMPOWERING FG TO SEIZE ILLEGALLY-ACQUIRED ASSETS, ODUAH KICKS – PUNCH PG.9, THISDAY PG.53
The Senate has passed for second reading, a bill seeking to allow the Federal Government to seize assets acquired by corrupt public officers, terrorism financiers, among others. The legislation is titled, ‘A bill for an Act to Make Comprehensive Provisions For Seizure, Confiscation, Forfeiture and Management of Properties Reasonably Suspected to Have Been Derived From Unlawful Activities.
WHY BUHARI WON’T RELEASE NNAMDI KANU – SUN PG.31
It should be obvious by now that IPOB members and their sympathizers are living in a fool’s paradise. They refuse to accept that it has become almost impossible to free Nnamdi Kanu. It’s neither practical nor commonsensical to do so now. The practical approach is to accelerate the court process and get him out on bail. Everything happening in court right now suggests that prolongation of court dates is the name of the game. The court process may, therefore, continue to run until well after the President hands over power.
CONSTITUTION REVIEW: HOUSE COMMITTEE REJECTS IMMUNITY FOR NATIONAL, STATE ASSEMBLY, JUDICIAL OFFICERS – THISDAY PG.49
The House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review has rejected the Bill seeking to confer immunity on presiding officers of the national, state assemblies and judicial officers. The committee at its meeting yesterday, which was attended by its consultants, also rejected the Bill on State Police, while recommending 111 additional
legislative seats for women.Both chambers of the National Assembly had in May and June 2021, held zonal public hearing across the 6 geopolitical zones of the country, during, which clamour for creation of state police, restructuring and fiscal federalism dominated presentations made by stakeholders.