BUHARI TO HONOUR HOUSE INVITATION – NATION PG.5, THISDAY PG.6
President Muhammadu Buhari will honour the invitation to address the House of Representatives on the state of security in the country.
The House passed the resolution to invite the President on Tuesday during a debate on the killing of farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram. House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila announced the presidential decision after meeting with him at Aso Villa on Wednesday
GOVERNORS FEAR SPREAD OF INSURGENCY TO OTHER REGIONS – NATION PG.1&5
Governors are afraid that insurgency which has ravaged the Northeast geo-political zone — especially Borno State — may spread to other parts of the country. They expressed this fear on Wednesday during a visit to Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum over Saturday’s killing of rice farmers in the state.Forty-three bodies were buried on Sunday but the Senate after a motion by Senator Kashim Shettima on Tuesday, put the death toll at 67.
COURT WON’T ORDER FANI-KAYODE’S ARREST FOR ABSENCE FROM TRIAL – NATION PG.3
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday declined an application for the issuance of a bench warrant against former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode, who is on trial for alleged money laundering-related offences. At the mention of the case, prosecution lawyer Mohammed Abubakar announced that Fani-Kayode was absent.Abubakar recalled that Fani-Kayode had been absent in court on two other days and argued that the defendant was scheming to evade trial.
POLICE ASK COURT TO STOP ONGOING PROBE OF ABUSES BY JUDICIAL PANELS – NATION PG.8
he Police have initiated a move to stop various panels probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of impunity against police officials, particularly operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). State governments have raised the panels to investigate alleged infractions by SARS operatives, following nationwide #EndSARS protests by youths.The panels have since been sitting in almost all the states.
COURT SUSPENDS NDDC INTERIM MANAGEMENT – THISDAY PG.9, NATION PG.8
A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday granted an order restraining Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Mr. Cairo Ojougboh, and others from performing the functions of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In suit number ABJ/CS/617/2020, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a ruling on an application by a Civil Society Organisation, Forum for Accountability and Good Governance, restrained them from parading themselves as Board members of the NDDC.
AGAIN, SULTAN LAMENTS WORSENING INSECURITY, SAYS NOWHERE IS SAFE – THISDAY PG.1&8, NATION PG.5
For the second time in a week, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has expressed concern about the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. The sultan, who last Thursday described the North, ravaged by terrorism and banditry, as the worst place to live in Nigeria, said yesterday that nowhere is safe in the country.The sultan, in a statement by the apex Islamic body, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), in reaction to the killing of over 43 rice farmers in Borno State, enjoined Islamic clerics nationwide to embark on special prayer sessions against insecurity five times daily.
SENATE: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY CAN’T PRODUCE NEW CONSTITUTION – THISDAY PG.42
The Senate yesterday asked Nigerians who are agitating for a brand new constitution in the country to perish the thought as the National Assembly lacks the powers to do so. The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, stated this when he hosted members of the -Alliance of Nigerian Patriots, led by Ambassador Umunna Orjiako, in Abuja.
CBN DENIES FREEZING #ENDSARS PROMOTERS’ ACCOUNTS – THISDAY PG.41
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has faulted claim that his bank obtained court orders to block accounts associated with promoters of the #EndSARS protests. Emefiele’s position was stated by his lawyer, former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mike Aondoakaa (SAN) while appearing before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
CONSTITUTION TO RECOGNISE MAGISTRATES AS JUDICIAL OFFICERS, SAYS GBAJABIAMILA – THISDAY PG.45
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has assured that the House would address the reason why magistrates are not referred to as judicial officers in Section 318 of the Nigeria’s constitution. Gbajabiamila also pledged the readiness of the House to address some of the challenges faced by magistrates across the country.