ATIKU, SARAKI CONDEMN SARS ATROCITIES – THISDAY PG.11, NATION PG.7
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and a former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki yesterday condemned the actions of members of the Special Anti Robbery Square (SARS).
They expressed concern about the atrocities of SARS officers in separate statements yesterday, calling for a reform of the unit of the police to get rid of corrupt officials.
NBA TO LEAD GENDER REFORM IN JUDICIAL SECTOR – THISDAY PG.11
The General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Joyce Oduah has pledged to ensure a sexual harassment and gender policy is put in place in the NBA as a step to begin concrete reform in Nigeria’s judicial sector, entrench dignity for and end discrimination against women in the legal profession. She made the commitment as a guest on a special Independence Day Program on House of Justice Radio/TV, Kaduna, which had the theme “Independence & Its Meaning to the Nigerian Female”.
MAGU: UNENDING CONTROVERSY OVER SALAMI PANEL – DAILYTRUST PG.35, PUNCH PG.6
Weeks of controversy over the Judicial Commission of Inquiry investigating allegations of corruption against suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has increased expectations of Nigerians on the final report. The Justice Ayo Salami Commission was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari following the petition against Magu by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on allegations bordering on abuse of office and diversion of recovered assets.
JUDGES’ APPOINTMENT PROCESS NEEDS OVERHAUL TO STOP UNDUE INFLUENCE -ALEGEH, EX-NBA PRESIDENT – PUNCH PG.10
The NBA has been in the news for different reasons lately, part of which was the recently held election, how would you describe the exercise? The NBA is always in the news for good reasons in view of the scope of work embarked upon by the association at the national and branch levels. The NBA is constantly working on matters of human rights, rule of law and matters affecting the judicial sector. The NBA collaborated with the judiciary in developing the protocols for virtual hearings in the face of the ongoing pandemic. The recent NBA national elections, like most elections, were not perfect but were conducted in substantial compliance with the NBA constitution. The fact that the NBA was able to conduct elections during the pandemic should not be lost on people. Unlike in other elections, NBA election has no losers. All NBA members are winners in every election.
ICPC’S STARTLING DISCOVERIES – DAILYTRUST PG.3
The row over the 2.6billion-purloined money meant for the feeding of federal school students which the media erroneously said belonged to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs almost deviated pubic attention from its main message. Otherwise independent corrupt practices and other related office commission(ICPC) chairman Prof Bolaji Owasanoye’s speech last Monday was a startling confirmation at corruption in this country’s public service is alive and well after 5years of Muhammadu Buhari Administration anti-corruption war.