WOMEN SUE BUHARI, MALAMI OVER ARBITRARY VIOLATION OF NATIONAL GENDER POLICY – DAILYTRUST PG.7
The Gender Rights Advocacy groups have sued President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, over alleged marginalization of the female gender in governance and positions of decision making process in Nigeria.
The plaintiffs in the case numbered FA6/ABJ/006/2020 and filed before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, are seeking statutory and constitutional rights of the female gender in Nigeria, which they claimed, had been violated over the years by subsequent administrations, but worsened under the present administration.
HOW WE WERE SHOT AT LEKKI TOLLGATE –#ENDSARS PROTEST VICTIMS – PUNCH PG.7, NATION PG.3
Some persons with injuries on Friday stormed the Lagos Court of Arbitration in Lekki, the hearing venue of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki tollgate. Some of the injured persons, who were brought to the LCA in a white bus, had plaster of Paris cast on their legs and arms and bandages wrapped on their heads and chests.
N2.2BN FRAUD: FAYOSE GETS COURT’S PERMISSION FOR FOREIGN MEDICAL TRIP – PUNCH PG.7, DAILYTRUST PG.7, NATION PG.5, THISDAY PG.15
The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday granted permission to a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who is being tried for alleged N2.2bn fraud, to embark on medical trip. Justice C.J. Aneke granted the permission following an application by Fayose’s lawyer, Ola Olanipekun (SAN). The judge adjourned further hearing in the case till January 22, 2021.
PRISON DECONGESTION: RIVERS CJ FREES 124 INMATES – PUNCH PG.9
As part of efforts to decongest the prisons, the Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Adama Iyaye-Lamikanra, has released 124 inmates from three correctional centres in the state. The three correctional facilities where the inmates were freed are the centres at Port Harcourt, Degema, and Ahoada.
N2BN FRAUD: I CAN NO LONGER BE MAINA’S SURETY, HE’S UNTRUSTWORTHY, SAYS NDUME – PUNCH PG.11, DAILYTRUST PG.8, NATION PG.5, THISDAY PG.8, SUN PG.10
The Chairman, Senate Committee on the Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has said he can no longer stand as surety for the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is currently undergoing trial. He said he would direct his legal team to begin the process of terminating the surety bond he signed for Maina because, according to him, the former pension boss could not be trusted.
WHY WE WITHDREW SUIT CHALLENGING JUDICIAL PANELS’ PROBES — IGP – PUNCH PG.11, NATION PG.2, THISDAY PG.1&5, SUN PG.10
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has explained why the police withdrew the suit challenging the setting up of judicial panels of enquiry probing policy brutality by state governments. The Nigeria Police Force has applied to the withdrawal of its suit praying for an order stopping the various states’ judicial panels of enquiry probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of brutality of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other police tactical units.
APPEAL COURT AFFIRMS DEATH SENTENCE FOR MARYAM SANDA – THISDAY PG.8, NATION PG.29
The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Friday, upheld the conviction and death sentence that was handed to Maryam Sanda, daughter-in-law to a former Chairman of the PDP, Mohammed Haliru. Delivering judgment, Justice Stephen Adah, who read the decision on behalf of the three-member panel of justices held that the trial judge was right in his decision.