COURT HEARS FG’S BID TO END ASUU’S STRIKE MONDAY – THISDAY PG.1&5, PUNCH 4, DAILYSUN PG.28
Justice Polycarp Hamman of the National Industrial Court will next Monday hear an application for interlocutory injunction to compel members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend their ongoing strike, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit. In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari met with Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities, with a pledge to engage critical stakeholders in the education sector towards ensuring that the seven-month old industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is called off.
The Federal Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity, had approached the industrial court to challenge the refusal of the striking lecturers to end the seven months old strike.
TERRORISM: KANU RECEIVES LEGAL TEAM IN DSS CUSTODY – PUNCH PG.7
The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has received his legal team in the custody of the Department of State Services and expressed optimism that the terrorism charges against him will be quashed by the Court of Appeal. The legal team on a routine visit granted by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja was led by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and another lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, accompanied by some of the IPOB leader’s family members.
HUSHPUPPI: A CONMAN COMES FACE TO FACE WITH NEMESIS – THE NATION PG.3
At the mention of the popular fraudster, Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Abbas, the internet experiences a wild stir and a jarring recall of how the 39-year-old’s opulent lifestyle ended abruptly, and also soiled the country’s reputation. Just recently, the United States government’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) declared a Nigerian, Chidozie Obasi, wanted for allegedly defrauding the New York State government of more than $30 million. It shows that there are still many more Hushpuppies lurking around the corner, and also an army of internet fraudsters who are yet to learn from the whole saga.
ASUU STRIKE: PRO-CHANCELLORS SEEK REVERSAL OF ‘NO WORK, NO PAY’ POLICY – THE NATION PG.28, DAILYSUN PG.10
THE National Industrial Court on Friday in Abuja declined a request by the Federal Government to hear its application for interlocutory compelling members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend their ongoing strike. At Friday’s proceedings in the suit brought against ASUU by the Federal Ministry of Transportation Labour and Productivity, plaintiff’s lawyer, James Igwe (SAN) urged the court to hear his client’s pending application for interlocutory injunction.
2023: ONLY JUDICIARY CAN RESCUE NIGERIA FROM PRECIPICE – WIKE – THE NATION PG.29
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State noted on Friday that the country was currently adrift and endangered, but could only be saved by an independent Judiciary. Wike claimed that the Federal Government has not only failed in its basic responsibilities of safeguarding security and citizens’ socio-economic well-being, it has also created an atmosphere of haplessness across the land, He said the judiciary remains the only hope of retrieving the country, but noted that the third arm of government must be effectively strengthened for it to play such a crucial role.