MAINA: NDUME PASSES NIGHT IN PRISON, FILES APPEAL TODAY – DAILY TRUST PG.5, PUNCH PG.10, NATION PG.10, SUN PG.5, THISDAY PG.5
Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South), who was on Monday taken into custody by officials of the National Correctional Service from Kuje, FCT on the orders of a Federal High Court in Abuja, will appeal the verdict on Tuesday.
Counsel to Ndume, Marcel Oru, said the appeal against the remand order will be filed on Tuesday before the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING, UN AGENCY TELLS FG – DAILY TRUST PG.4
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Representative to Nigeria, Oliver Stolpe on Monday urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts in the fight against human trafficking. He made the call in Abuja at a workshop for the development of the National Plan of Action on Human Trafficking in Nigeria 2021 – 2025, sponsored by UNODC and the Swizerland Embassy.
FG PETITIONS CNN OVER REPORT ON LEKKI SHOOTINGS – DAILY TRUST PG.6, SUN PG.26
The Federal Government has formally written to the CNN over its recent report on the October 20 shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos State. The letter, dated November 23, 2020, was signed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and directed to Jonathan Hawkins, VP (Communications) in CNN Centre Atlanta, Georgia.
#ENDSARS: EX-UK MINISTER SEEKS SANCTIONS ON NIGERIAN OFFICIALS – DAILY TRUST PG.6, PUNCH PG.11, THISDAY PG.1&8
A former British minister has urged the UK Government to impose targeted sanctions on Nigerian officials over the handling of the #EndSARS protests. Theresa Villiers, who is a former Environment Secretary, told British Parliament last night those Nigerian officials needed to be punished over alleged brutality in suppression of peaceful protests.
A’COURT SETS UP SEVEN PANELS TO DECONGEST CASES BACKLOG – PUNCH PG.8, DAILY TRUST PG.4
The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has set up seven special panels to decongest the court’s dockets. A statement by the media officer of the court, Sa’adatu Kachalla, stated that Justice Dongban-Mensem disclosed the development at the court’s headquarters in Abuja at her maiden meeting with presiding justices of the 20 divisions of the court on Monday.
SIX FOREIGNERS, NIGERIAN JAILED SEVEN YEARS FOR OIL THEFT – PUNCH PG.5
The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft. Justice J. K. Omotosho gave the verdict on Monday after three years of prosecution by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
HOW AMCON MISLED COURT, BY JIMOH LBRAHIM – NATION PG.10, THISDAY PG.9
ONE question begging for an answer in the ongoing case of AMCON against NICON Investment and Jimoh Ibrahim is: how did AMCON secure a second interim injunction when the first one obtained by the same institution was discharged? On October 2, 2019, Justice Oguntoyinbo J of the Federal High court Lagos in a matter bought by Amcon against Nicon investment and others held that “in view of the facts and a consideration of the fuller facts contained in the affidavit before the court.
#ENDSARS CAMPAIGNER, MOYINOLUWA, REGAINS FREEDOM AFTER 30 DAYS – PUNCH PG.9
#EndSARS campaigner, Moyinoluwa Olowoyo, has been released by the Ekiti State Police Command after 30 days in detention. Olowoyo was arrested by the police on October 20, 2020, and later transported to Abuja where he spent a week before he was taken back to Ado Ekiti.
N451M THEFT: PROSECUTOR’S ABSENCE STALLS DANGOTE WORKERS’ TRIAL – PUNCH PG.8
The trial of a company and nine persons who allegedly stole N451m from Dangote Sugar Refinery Limited was stalled on Monday at the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja due to the absence of the prosecuting counsel for the police Special Fraud Unit, Emmanuel Jackson. The defendants in the case are a businessman, Habib Mande, and his company, El-Habib Property Nigeria Limited; as well as eight others, said to be Dangote employees.