MAGU’S DOCUMENTS ARE WITH SALAMI PANEL, DSS – LAWYER – PUNCH PG.9, SUN PG.5, THISDAY PG.48
The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has said the Department of State Services and the retired Justice Ayo Salami-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry have seized some of his documents requested by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
Magu stated that the DSS removed the documents from his office while he was in detention following his suspension from office to pave the way for his probe by the Salami-led panel.
EXPERTS: RECESSION TO HIT MAJOR SECTORS OF ECONOMY – NATION PG1&5
As the nation grapples with the adverse effects of its worst economic recession in more than three decades, poverty may worsen while unemployment will rise. Food prices may gallop to the highest in recent times while the capital market may witness a slump, industry leaders and economic experts warned on Sunday.
RECESSION: YOU’RE NOT RUNNING ECONOMY WELL, PDP TELLS BUHARI – SUN PG.6
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, said report by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the economy has slipped into a recession is an indication that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government lacked competence and integrity to run the economy. The PDP in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, charged President Muhammadu Buhari to hands off the economy and allow more competent hands to manage the economy.
NHRC PLANS 16-DAY ACTIVISM TO CURB GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE – NATION PG.35
THE National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Plateau State is set to organise a 16-day activism designed to find out ways of curbing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the state and the country. The Deputy Director, Public Affairs of the commission in the state, Mrs. Veronica Abe, in a statement in Jos, said the activities would begin on November 25 and end on December 10.
GOMBE JUDGE PETITIONS CJN, ALLEGES ILLEGAL EXCLUSION FROM CJ LIST – PUNCH PG.9, THISDAY PG.50
Justice Beatrice Iliya of the Gombe State High Court has written a protest letter to the National Judicial Council over the exclusion of her name from the list of judges to be considered for appointment as the Chief Judge of Gombe State. In the letter, dated November 13, addressed to the NJC Chairman and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, Justice Iliya contended that the exclusion of her name from the list sent to the NJC by the Gombe State Judicial Service Commission was a violation of the NJC directive on the appointment of a Chief Judge.
LEKKI SHOOTINGS: WE’RE CONSIDERING TENDERING CNN REPORT, SAYS LAWYER – PUNCH PG.40
A counsel representing some #EndSARS protesters, Mr Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), has said his team is considering tendering an investigative report by the Cable News Network to the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki tollgate. The CNN, in its investigative report titled, ‘How a bloody night of bullets and brutality quashed a young protest movement in Nigeria,’ implicated the Nigerian Army for extrajudicial killing of peaceful protesters.
LEKKI SHOOTING: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT ALLOW BLANK, LIVE AMMUNITION – NIGERIAN ARMY – DAILY TRUST PG.7, THISDAY PG.8
The 81st Division of the Nigerian Army said on Sunday that carrying live and blank ammunition is part of the rules of engagement of the Nigerian Army. This is following the testimony of Ibrahim Taiwo, the Commander of 81 Division, at the Lagos Judicial Panel that the Nigerian Army went to Lekki toll gate on October 20 with both blank and live ammunition.
SECURITY OPERATIVES WISHED US LUCK AS WE WENT TO PAY RANSOM – FAMILIES OF ABU 9 – DAILY TRUST PG.3
Families of the nine students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria who were abducted six days ago along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, have recounted some of the challenges they encountered before their wards regained their freedom. The bandits had demanded a cumulative ransom of N270 million, asking each parent to provide N30 million for the students’ freedom. However, after days of negotiations with relatives, it was gathered that the kidnappers settled for unequal amounts from various families.
I’M READY FOR PROBE – FAYEMI – DAILY TRUST PG.7
Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi has said his administration is ready for probe over any of its action and programmes. He boasted due process was being followed in the execution of his projects. Fayemi said his administration has been complying with fiscal regulation via all-inclusive budgeting that will drive socio- economic policies for genuine and radical development.
AMCON SEEKS TO RECOVER N784M DEBT FROM OGBORU – NATION PG.6, PUNCH PG.8
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to seize the funds in the bank accounts of a former All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Delta State, Chief Great Ogboru, and his firm, Fiogret Limited, over N784 million judgment debt. In an ex-parte application before Justice Maureen Onyetenu, AMCON said the debt arose from a July 5, 2013 consent judgment entered in its favour by Justice Okon Abang.
JIMOH LBRAHIM, NICON TACKLE AMCON – NATION PG.8
NICON Investment and billionaire businessman Jimoh lbrahim are set to approach the court for an order quashing the interim injunction obtained by AMCON against them. AMCON had in a statement last week said it had taken over Ibrahim’s assets over an unsettled N70 billion loan he and his companies obtained from Union bank.
#ENDSARS PROTEST: WAS THERE MASSACRE IN LEKKI? – NATION PG.13
The controversy over the #EndSARS protests in Lagos, which degenerated into arson and breakdown of law and order, is still raging. Opinion is divided on the management of the aftermath of the legitimate protest that was hijacked by hoodlums, miscreants and other aggrieved youths.