MAGODO SIEGE: REPS TO PROBE MALAMI, IGP’S ‘INVOLVEMENT’ – DAILYTRUST PG.12, THE NATION PG.2,THISDAY PG.43,PUNCH PG.9
The House of Representatives Wednesday resolved to probe the alleged involvement of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, in the recent invasion of Magodo Estate Phase II, Lagos. The House said appropriate sanctions should be taken against any officer found to have been involved in the “illegal enforcement” at the estate and break down of law and order during the invasion.
BREAKING: COURT ORDERS FG TO PAY NNAMDI KANU N1 BILLION DAMAGES – DAILYTRUST PG.6, DAILYSUN PG.7, PUNCH PG.7,THE NATION PG.7, THISDAY PG.45
Justice Benson Anya of the Abia State High Court has ordered the federal government to pay the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, the sum of N1 Billion over infringement of his fundamental rights. The court said the damages to be paid to Kanu were for the invasion of his house. The court also ruled that the Umuahia High Court has jurisdiction to rule on extradition cases as one of the applications was solely on the status.The judge stated that the defence counsel did little or nothing to defend the evidence as provided by the plaintiff.
BUHARI WRITES REPS, SEEKS PASSAGE OF WHISTLEBLOWER, 2 OTHER BILLS – DAILYTRUST PG.8
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to consider and pass the proceeds of crime bill; the whistleblower bill and the witness protection bill pending before the House. Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, read the president’s letter on Wednesday at plenary.He said the bills when passed would strengthen the country’s efforts in the fight against corruption.
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IGNORES CALLS TO OVERRIDE BUHARI, BEGINS ELECTORAL BILL REVIEW – DAILYTRUST PG.14,THISDAY PG.1&10,THE NATION PG.1&4,DAILYSUN PG.6,PUNCH PG.2
The National Assembly has commenced the process to address the reservations expressed on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, our correspondents. The National Assembly has commenced the process to address the reservations expressed on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, our correspondents report.Against the calls that the lawmakers should override the president’s veto, the two chambers of the parliament disclosed their resolutions to reintroduce the bill with a view of addressing the concerns of President Buhari.
NAPTIP, DSS RESCUE BURUNDIAN MOTHER, THREE TRAFFICKED KIDS IN IMO – PUNCH PG.2
A combined team of operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the Department of State Services, Imo State Command, has rescued a middle-aged Burundian woman and her three children suspected to be victims of human trafficking. The spokesperson for NAPTIP, Adekoye Vincent, in a statement on Wednesday, said the woman, Siniremera Bizimana, and her three children, Murwaneza Maecy, Akimana Bethel and Umwiza Collins, were freed in the early hours of Wednesday after a sting operation on their holding mud house in Umunoha, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.