REPS CONDUCT PROBES NOT BACKED BY HOUSE RESOLUTIONS — GBAJABIAMILA – DAILY TRUST PG.6, PUNCH PG.8
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says sometimes, lawmakers carry out investigative hearings without the knowledge of the leadership of the National Assembly. The speaker said those hearings were not backed by any resolutions of the House.
NIGERIAN CHILDREN BEING TRAFFICKED TO MIDDLE EAST-NAPTIP – DAILY TRUST PG.31
The National Agency for the Control of Trafficking in Persons says the Middle East has become a major hub for the trafficking of Nigerian boys and girls for domestic and forced labour. NAPTIP Director-General Julie Okah-Donli said this in Abuja on Monday at the opening of a twoday workshop on validation of reviewed national policy on protection and assistance to trafficked persons in Nigeria, organised by her agency with support from Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Nigeria.
KOGI GOV SHIP WHY SUPREME COURT UPHOLD BELLO’S ELECTION – DAILY TRUST PG.34, PUNCH PG.10, NATION PG.7
The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in the November 16, 2019 governorship election. A sevenmember panel of justice on Monday unanimously dismissed the appeal by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Musa Wada, for being unmeritorious.
WE ACCEPT S’COURT JUDGEMENT IN GOOD FAITH-KOGI PDP – PUNCHPG.27
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kogi Chapter said it had accepted in good faith the decision of the Supreme Court. In a statement by the state Publicity Secretary, Bode Ogunmola, in Lokoja. The party said it Federal Ministry of Justice accepted in good faith the ruling of the Apex Court and left the final judgement in the hands of God.
KIDNAP: EVANS OPTED OUT OF HAVING A LAWYER PRESENT – THISDAY PG.7
An Investigating Police Officer Inspector Idowu Haruna during crossexamination in a trial within trial involving alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubeme Onwumadike alias Evans, was accused by defence counsel to have paraded the Defendant the next day after his arrest, as a kidnapper, without first giving a formal Police statement. The Statement was made in a proceedings where Evans alongside the Defendants, Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze, and Udeme Ukpong, are alleged to have attempted the kidnapping of Chief Vincent Obianodo, the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors.
KADUNA GOVT JUSTIFIES PROSECUTION OF ODINKALU, MAIKORI – THISDAY PG.39
The Kaduna State Government has said statements that could incite violence should not be categorised as freedom of speech. The government is currently in court with a former Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, and the President of Chocolate City Entertainment, Audu Maikori, who were both accused of inciting the public against the government.