THE PERSON WHO TRIED 3RD TERM DIDN’T END WELL — BUHARI – DAILY TRUST PG.8. DAILY SUN PG. 6, THIS DAY, 1&5
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday restated his resolve to respect the maximum term limit in the Nigerian Constitution. The president spoke during a bilateral. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday restated his resolve to respect the maximum term limit in the Nigerian Constitution. The president spoke during a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Great Britain on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda. Johnson had asked if Buhari would run for office again.
BUHARI RULES OUT BAIL OPTION FOR KANU – THE PUNCH PG.13
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, ruled out bail for the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. He said Kanu, who is currently on trial, was being given every opportunity under the law “to justify all the uncomplimentary things said against Nigeria while he was in Britain.” This was as he reiterated his commitment to leave office for the next administration in May 2023. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said this at a bilateral meeting with the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
ORGAN HARVESTING: EKWEREMADU, WIFE RISK LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN UK – DAILY TRUST, PG.1&5, DAILY SUN PG. 8, THE PUNCH PG. 18, THE NATION, PG. 1&4, THIS DAY, PG. 1&5
Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, charged with alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child in the United Kingdom. Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, charged with alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child in the United Kingdom, face life imprisonment if found guilty and convicted to maximum sentence under the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015). The couple, who were arrested following an investigation by the London Metropolis and Police’s Specialist Crime team, was arraigned before Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court.Punishment for organ harvesting under UK law. The United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 frowns at human trafficking under which organ harvesting falls and is punishable with maximum sentence of life imprisonment upon conviction.
HIJAB: LAWYER CAUSES STIR, APPEARS AT S’COURT IN TRADITIONAL ATTIRE – DAILY SUN. PG. 4, THE PUNCH PG. 12, THE NATIONS, PG. 5
ALagos-based human rights lawyer, Malcom Omoirhobo, caused a stir at the Supreme Court yesterday when he appeared in the full traditional attire of an “Olokun priest” to attend court proceedings. He explained to the bewildered public that his mode of dressing was in exercise of his fundamental human rights, following the judgment of the Supreme Court that allowed Nigerians to express their ways of worship and the use of hijab in schools and public places. The Supreme Court had, last Friday, given approval to female Muslim students to wear hijab to school in Lagos State. Five out of the seven members of the court’s panel which sat on the case ruled in favour of hijab, while the two members dissented.
COURT ADJOURNS JUDGMENT ON IGBOHO’S APPEAL – THE PUNCH PG. 8
The Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division, has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the Federal Government against the N20.5bn damages awarded in favour of Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho against the Department of State Services. Igboho’s counsel, Chief Yomi Aliyu (SAN), told journalists on Wednesday after court session that the case had been adjourned for judgment. He said the court would communicate the exact date for the judgment to the parties in the suit. Journalists as well as supporters of Igboho, who had thronged the court, were barred from entering the court premises.