AKPATA, SANS KICK AS NORTHERN LAWYERS FORM PARALLEL NBA – PUNCH PG.3, NATION PG.2, DAILY TRUST PG.4, THISDAY PG.6
The newly sworn-in President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata; and some other Senior Advocates of Nigeria has condemned the move by northern lawyers in the country to form a parallel association. Some lawyers of northern extraction had, on Friday, formed the ‘New NBA,’ following the recent controversy that trailed the withdrawal of an invite to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir elRufai, as a guest speaker at the association’s conference.$1M levy: FG knocks Ghana for ‘incessant harassment’ of Nigerians
$1M LEVY: FG KNOCKS GHANA FOR ‘INCESSANT HARASSMENT’ OF NIGERIANS – PUNCH PG.9, NATION PG.25, SUN PG.11
The Federal Government, on Friday, highlighted several atrocities committed by Ghana against Nigerians living in that country, warning that it would no longer tolerate further hostile actions. The government noted that 1,150 Nigerian shops were shut in the country since 2018, and that over 200 Nigerians were sentenced and languishing in Nsawam Maximum Prison alone in Ghana, while 825 Nigerians had been harshly deported from Ghana since 2018.,/p>
BLASPHEMY: MUSICIAN DENIED ACCESS TO LAWYERS AS APPEAL DEADLINE NEARS – PUNCH PG.10,
A 22-year-old Musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, who was sentenced to death by an Upper Sharia Court in Kano State on August 10, 2020, has been denied access to lawyers even as the 30-day deadline given to him to appeal the judgment lapses on September 9. Saturday PUNCH learnt that a notice of appeal had yet to be filed in court even as Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has expressed readiness to sign the convict’s death warrant once the 30-day deadline lapses. Federal Ministry of Justice
MALI: BUHARI, ECOWAS SEEK RETURN OF CIVIL RULE IN 12 MONTHS – PUNCH PG.11, SUN PG.29, NATION PG.5, THISDAY PG.1&5
President Muhammadu Buhari and other West African leaders on Friday resolved that the process of restoring democracy to Mali must be completed within 12 months. They also told the military junta in the West African country that the transition government must be led by civilians.