MALAMI’S INDELIBLE FOOTPRINTS IN JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION – THISDAY PG.24
Justice system has since the advent of civilization been seen as a barometer to measure advancement in standard of living and humanity index because without it, things will return to the Hobbesian times which people fear most. This accounts for the considered option of who handles such an all-important portfolio even in regimes that are adjudged most draconian. In the present times, it appears the restraint that accompany courts and judges which place little capital on publicity and boisterousness but rely on doing the right things silently seem to have become the modus operandi of the Judiciary of Nigeria which has garbed it with the lost decorum which though having not been observed over time, appeared as if it had become the norm here but the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has restored that.
WHY WE’RE INTERESTED IN NIGERIA’S ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT – US – PUNCH PG.5
The United States Government says it is interested in the fight against corruption in foreign countries, including Nigeria, because of its debilitating impacts on nations and how it worsens other problems countries deal with. It added that it would continue to promote financial sanctions and visa restrictions on corrupt actors. Apart from enabling different forms of criminality, widespread corruption as is found in Nigeria, is said to be related to higher levels of poverty, income inequality and lack of education and health care.
WE’RE READY TO DEFEND CHARGES AGAINST KANU – LAWYER – PUNCH PG.7, SATURDAY SUN PG.28
Lead counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has hinted that the legal team of the detained leader of the organization, Nnamdi Kanu, is now fully ready to defend himself on the terrorism charges levelled against him by the Federal Government. Ejiofor said that the necessary preparations had been made to ensure that the resumption of trial on October 11 proceeds unhindered. He said these in a statement on Friday after a Federal High Court ordered routine visit to Kanu in the custody of the Department of the State Service.
N6.3BN FRAUD: COURT FREES JANG, EFCC PLANS APPEAL – PUNCH PG.9, DAILY TRUST PG.6, SATURDAY SUN PG.11, NATIONS PG.7, THIS DAY PG.5
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it will appeal Friday’s judgment of a Plateau State High Court discharging and acquitting a former governor of the state, Jonah Jang, and an ex-cashier in the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Yusuf Pam, of allegations of N6.3bn fraud. The anti-graft agency stated this in a statement posted on its verified Twitter handle by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren. In the statement titled, ‘Alleged N6.3bn fraud: EFCC to appeal Jonah Jang, Pam’s acquittal’, the agency stated that it had initiated processes for an appeal immediately.
UN ORDER: FG’S SILENCE ON KANU WORRIES IPOB, LAWYERS – SATURDAY SUN PG.29
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), yesterday, expressed concerns over the continued silence of the Federal Government over the recent directive by the United Nations for the unconditional release of its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Special counsel to Kanu said the Nigerian Government’s position was not only ominous but detrimental to its international image.
TOMPOLO: SERIOUS ACTION AGAINST ILLEGAL BUNKERING STARTS NOW – NATIONS PG.5
The execution of the controversial N48 billion oil pipeline surveillance contract recently awarded to a former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a. Tompolo is expected to get underway today. Tompolo, who seems to have won over many of the militants who initially kicked over the award of the contract to him, said during a meeting with stakeholders in his Oporoza country home in Delta State on Thursday that serious actions to end illegal oil activities in the Niger Delta would commence today.
NHRC TO ENGAGE PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS ON AGENDA FOR HUMAN RIGHTS – NATIONS PG.30
The Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC), Anthony Ojukwu SAN, said the commission will be engaging presidential aspirants on their agendas for human rights. Ojukwu said the commission would equally be engaging governorship aspirants, aspirants to National Assembly and the States Assemblies on making human rights an election issue. He said the rights of Nigerians are being violated every day and Nigerians need to know how the succeeding government would provide the platform that can help human rights.