SENATE PANEL KICKS AS JUSTICE MINISTRY BUDGETS N2BN FOR PROSECUTION OF BOKO HARAM, OTHERS – DAILY TRUST PG.44
Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, on Monday, quizzed the officials of the Ministry of Justice over N2 billion it plans to spend on legal services in 2021.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Solicitor-General of the Federation, Adedayo Apata and other ministry’s officials appeared before the committee to defend their 2021 budget proposal.
BUHARI ORDERS SALE OF FORFEITED ASSETS WITHIN 6 MONTHS – DAILY TRUST PG.10, NATION PG.8, PUNCH PG.8, SUN PG.27, THISDAY PG.9, INDEPENDENT PG.2, TRIBUNE PG.5, LEADERSHIP PG.9, GUARDIAN PG.3, PILOT PG.6, TELEGRAPH PG.5.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the disposal of all Federal Government Forfeited Assets within the next six months. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said this on Monday during the inauguration of a 22-member Inter-Ministerial Committee on the disposal of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s forfeited assets. “It is my pleasure to note that Mr President approved the composition of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Disposal of Federal Government of Nigeria Forfeited Assets on 27th October 2020 which we are inaugurating today. The Committee has a time frame of six (6) months for the disposal of all Federal Government Forfeited Assets,” he said.
NIGERIA: EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS WORSENING VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN NIGERIA – UNDP – DAILY TRUST PG.44
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says extrajudicial killings, torture and human rights abuses aggravate violent extremism in Nigeria. Programme Manager, Governance, Peace and Security Unit, UNDP Nigeria, Chukwuma Ume, said this in Kaduna on Monday at a three-day workshop themed: ‘Right Based Approach to Prevention of Violent Extremism: Training of Trainers Workshop’.The workshop was organized by the UNDP and the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
ILLEGALITY OF LAWS AUTHORISING AGF, GOVERNORS TO DETAIN CITIZENS – DAILY TRUST PG.24
Even though the legal validity of court orders for the detention of citizens at the pleasure of governors has not been challenged in Nigeria the indefinite detention of citizens for any reason whatsoever has been consistently rejected by Nigerian courts. Thus, in Attorney-General of Ondo State v Attorney-General of the Federation (2002) 27 WRN 1, the constitutional validity of section 35 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 which had empowered the ICPC to arrest and detain persons indefinitely until the person complied with its summons came up for interpretation. In striking down the provision, Uwaifo J.S.C. held that “Section 35 provides:
NGOS GETTING UN FUNDS TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE – NAPTIP – DAILY TRUST PG.10
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in PersonsYesterday said it would monitor non-governmental organisations receiving the United Nations support funds for the fight against human trafficking in Nigeria. The NAPTIP Director-General Julie Okah-Donli, said this in Abuja at a stakeholders’ validation programme of the agency’s gender policy with the theme ‘Preventing Forced Migration and Trafficking of Women and Girls: Build Resilience, Promote Sustainable Development’.
N156.4M ‘FRAUD’: EX-NIMASA DG RE-ARRAIGNED AFTER FOUR-YEAR TRIAL – DAILY TRUST PG.7, SUN PG.4
Four years after he was arraigned for allegedly stealing N156.4 million, a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Haruna Jauro, was re-arraigned on Monday for the same offence. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arraigned Jauro, Dr. Dauda Bawa and a firm, Thlumbau Enterprises Limited, before the Federal High Court (FHC) in Lagos.
BLASPHEMY: KANO ISLAMIC GROUPS DEMAND SACKING OF FRENCH NATIONALS – PUNCH PG.7, THISDAY PG.9
The Kano State Coalition of Ulama and Non-Governmental Organisations, comprising of Ulama and Muslim academics, have called on Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to disengage all Frenchmen in the services of the state government. They also called for the immediate replacement of French language with Arabic language in the curriculum of all public schools in the state.
POLICE TRANSFER DETAINED #ENDSARS CAMPAIGNER FROM LAGOS TO ABUJA – PUNCH PG.9
The Nigeria Police Force has transferred a promoter of the #EndSARS movement, Eromosele Agene, from Lagos to Abuja for organising a protest on Saturday. His sister, Onomene Agene, told Newsmen on Monday that the move was done because Lagos remained the epicentre of the protest and her brother’s detention could spark a protest in the state.