FED GOVT LIFTS TWITTER BAN WITH CONDITIONS – NATION PG.1&2, DAILY TRUST PG.4, PUNCH PG.24, SUN PG.2, THISDAY PG.39
Nigerians now have access to the services of social networking platform, Twitter, following the lift of the ban on its operations in the country. The Federal Government lifted the ban yesterday, thereby enabling the United States micro-blogging platform to recommence service by midnight (January 13).A statement by the Technical Committee Chairman on Nigeria/Twitter Engagement, MallamKashifuInuwa Abdullahi, said Twitter has met all the conditions set by the government.
WHY EXECUTIVE ORDERS 1 & 5 FAIL TO MAKE BUSINESSES EASY – DAILY TRUST PG.18
Executive orders which have their origin in the United States have generally crept into our political lexicon in the last five years courtesy of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in 2017. President Buhari’s administration is on record as being the first to consciously determine to address Nigeria’s perennially low ranking in global ease of doing business EDB)/competitive ratings, acknowledging the inevitability of taking composite reform actions to significantly improve Nigeria’s EDB ranking.
COURT DEFERS HEARING IN SUIT AGAINST ABBA KYARI’S EXTRADITION – NATION PG.3
A Federal High Court in Abuja has rescheduled hearing for February 10 in a suit seeking to, among others; restrain the Federal Government from extraditing suspended former Head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Abba Kyari a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). Justice Donatus Okorowo pronounced the decision yesterday in a ruling after the case was called and no lawyer announced appearance for the applicant.
COURT TO DETERMINE VALIDITY OF KANU’S TRIAL JAN. 19 – NATION PG.4, SUN PG.4
Will the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, continue at the Federal High Court in Abuja or be terminated abruptly? This and more are what an Abia State High Court sitting in Umuahia, the state capital, will determine on January 19.It will deliver judgement in a suit seeking to stop Kanu’songoing trial over treasonable felony charges before Justice Binta Nyako.
NNAMDI KANU WRITES, BEGS US TO WITNESS ANTI-TERROR TRIAL – PUNCH PG.8
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has pleaded with the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, to be at a Federal High Court in Abuja where his trial will resume before Justice Binta Nyako on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. According to him, the invitation became necessary because of the need to ensure that he is given a fair trial after the recent interview granted by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to Channels TV, which was not comfortable to him and IPOB.
EFCC RE-ARRAIGNS MOMPHA OVER ALLEGED FRESH N6B FRAUD – NATION PG.4, PUNCH PG.14, SUN PG.29, THISDAY PG.43
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday arraigned a Dubai-based internet celebrity, Ismailia Mustapha, aka Mompha and his firm, Ismalob Global Investment Limited for alleged money laundering to the tune of over N6billion. The agency arraigned Mompha and Ismalob before Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court on eight counts bordering on the offences.The counts were conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity, retention of such funds, transfer of funds for a suspect Olayinka Jimoh a.k.a Nappy Boy, and unlawful transfer of funds for a record label, among others.
NDLEA ARRESTS SKIT MAKER, THREE OTHERS IN LAGOS RAID – THISDAY PG.42
A skit maker, Sunday Joshua, popularly known on social media as De-General has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday during an early hour raid of a notorious drug joint at Orchid Estate, Lekki area of Lagos state. A statement by the spokesman of the anti-narcotics agency, Femi Babafemi said some narcotics officers acting on credible intelligence stormed the drug joint in the estate, where three suspects were arrested with illicit drugs including 200 sachets of 225 milligrammesofTramadol and 1.5 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa, adding that in the course of the operation, some persons including the suspected dealer ran away with bags suspected to contain exhibits.