MALAMI TASKS LEGAL AID COUNCIL ON EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE – THISDAY PG.35
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has charged the Legal Aid Council to ensure equal access to justice for all irrespective of means, as well as ensure that the constitutional rights of citizens are respected, protected and defended.
Malami gave the charge yesterday, in Kano, while declaring open a two-day Legal Aid Governing Board Retreat with the theme: ‘The Role of the Governing Board in the Corporate Governance: Providing Strategic Direction towards Achieving the Mandate of the Legal Aid Council’.
AUDIT PROCESS CENTRAL TO CORRUPTION WAR — OSINBAJO – DAILY TRUST PG.37
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the public audit process is central to any meaningful strategy to fight waste or misappropriation of public resources. He said this in Abuja on Monday while declaring open a Virtual Workshop organised by the Office of the Auditor-General in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary to the Government for Federal Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers of MDAs.
#ENDSARS PROTESTERS GROUND LAGOS, ABUJA, AND OTHER CITIES – NATION PG.1&5, DAILY TRUST PG.4, SUN PG.6, PUNCH PG.4&5, THISDAY PG.36
Protesters campaigning against the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) excesses on Monday grounded Lagos, Abuja and some major cities across the country. The protest turned violent in Lagos where two people, including a police Inspector were killed.Economic activities in the nation’s commercial capital were halted as protesters in clusters, moved around the state and stalled traffic along the major roads for many hours.
NO GOING BACK ON SARS REFORMS, SAYS PRESIDENCY – DAILY TRUST PG.37, THISDAY PG.1&9
The Presidency has reiterated that the Nigerian Police Force would be mandated to reform its system following the growing outrage trailing atrocities of the disbanded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson, stated this in an interview with the BBC, adding that police officers proven to have been involved in human rights abuses would be brought to justice.
ALLEGED N322M FRAUD: EFCC TO BRING LAST WITNESS AGAINST NWAOBOSHI IN DECEMBER – NATION PG.7
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday adjourned till December 10 to enable the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) field its final witness in the fraud case against Delta North Senator Peter Nwaoboshi. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke fixed the date, following some confusion between the prosecution and the defendants over the correct date when the witness should testify.
NORTHERN ELDERS FORUM CALLS FOR TOTAL OVERHAULING OF NIGERIA’S SECURITY ARCHITECTURE – NATION PG.8, DAILY TRUST PG.34, PUNCH PG.8
The Northern Elders Forum has called for a total overhauling of the nation’s security architecture, in a bid to competently tackle all the security challenges confronting the nation. The convener of the Northern Elders Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, said that the current government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to secure the citizens from incessant attacks by bandits and other terrorist groups.
PRISONS CHIEF, LAGOS CJ, OTHERS FOR PRISON FELLOWSHIP CONFERENCE – NATION PG.21
Controller-General of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed; Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba; the state Attorney-General Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) are among those scheduled to speak at this year’s National Criminal Justice and Corrections Conference. The conference, being organised by the Prison Fellowship Nigeria (PFN), will feature stakeholders that will propose holistic measures to enable communities to tackle rising crime.
FLYING OFFICER AROTILE: POLICE ARRAIGN DRIVER, OWNER OF KILLER VEHICLE – DAILY TRUST PG.10
Nigeria Police on Wednesday arraigned the driver and owner of the vehicle that killed Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile at a Magistrate Court in Kaduna. Tolulope, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, was killed in a road crash at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna in July.
MILITARY LAYING SIEGE TO NNAMDI KANU’S HOMETOWN – IPOB – PUNCH PG.9
THE leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra has alleged the military laid siege to Isiama Afaraukwu community in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, hometown of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday morning. The secessionist group alleged that soldiers entered into the area in search of innocent citizens to kill, maintaining that they were under a live Closed-Circuit Television surveillance to expose any possible mayhem that might be meted on the people.