Kano court quashes appointment of Ganduje’s four new emirs

A Kano high court has declared the appointment and installation of four new emirs in Kano State as illegal. The court sitting was held on Wednesday at Ungogo Judicial Division in Kano. It voided the four new emirs’ appointment by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, the Cable reported. The state high court had on May 10 issued an ex parte order restricting Ganduje from going ahead with the establishment of new Emirates or appointing any new emir. But Ganduje defied the order, he had issued out appointment letters to…

LG financial autonomy: Again, National Financial Intelligence Unit warns governors to steer clear of LG funds

… Insists on June 1st date for commencement of new guideline The National Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has reiterated that the June 1 date for the commencement of the new guideline with regards to local government funds remains sacrosanct. This was contained in a statement issued by Ahmed Dikko, NFIU’s acting spokesperson on Wednesday, the second of such statements in one week. “The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) is using this second press statement on the above subject to reiterate its position that the 1st June effective date of the…

Nigeria Prisons, Fire Service to employ 9,675 candidates

The Nigeria Prisons Service and the nation’s Fire Service are to employ nearly 10,000 Nigerians. While the Prisons will employ 7, 475, the Fire Service will recruit 2,200 new staff. Both agencies received approval for the recruitments from the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board. The board is headed by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau. The board has also approved the abolition of dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s Degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) in the services under the Ministry of Interior, the News Agency of Nigeria…

Minimum wage: FG inaugurates committee to adjust workers’ salaries

The Federal Government yesterday inaugurated the committee to negotiate the consequential adjustment in salaries arising from the new National Minimum Wage with the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita appointed as chairman. Among the government delegations who were present at the event were the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. Labour leaders were also present at the venue of the inauguration. While inaugurating the committee, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who is…

Kingmakers sue Ganduje for splitting Kano emirate

Kingmakers in Kano Emirate have dragged Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to a State High Court challenging his decision to create four new Emirates in the state. In the suit with number K/197/2019 filed on Tuesday at a State High Court, Ganduje, the State House of Assembly, Attorney-General of the state and five others were listed as the defendants, while the kingmakers— Yusuf Nabahani (Madakin Kano), Abdullahi Sarki Ibrahim (Makaman Kano), Bello Abubakar (Sarkin Dawaki man Tuta) and Mukhtari Adnan (Sarikin Ban Kano) — were listed as first, second, third and…

FG can seize assets with or without corruption allegation – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government can seize assets from citizens who cannot explain the source of their wealth. The vice president stated this yesterday while declaring open the anti-corruption conference organised by his office and the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in Abuja. “The Supreme Court in a lead judgment of Akaahs JSC, recently held that forfeiture under Section 17 of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act is a civil process, which neither requires the criminal conviction of the property owner nor…

Bandits kill six civilian JTF in Zamfara

Armed bandits on Sunday attacked and killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara, Vice Chairman of the council, Sani Galadima said. Galadima made this known on Monday when he received the Minister of Interior, Abdurrahman Dambazau, who was on a visit to the state as part of efforts by the federal government to find sustainable solutions to the security challenges in the state. “Six members of Civilian JTF were attacked and killed yesterday, Sunday, by the bandits after receiving their payments…

Authorities demolish N500m ‘Caramelo’ Abuja strip club

The FCT Administration has demolished Caramelo Lounge, a strip club based in Utako District, Abuja. It also revoked the Certificate of Occupancy issued on the plot. The demolition was carried out Monday morning by Department of Development Control (DDC), an agency under FCTA, accompanied by a joint team of security personnel. It was gathered that the FCDA authority arrived the scene as early as 7:00am and asked the staff and guests out of the building before the demolition. The demolition came barely three weeks after FCTA officials arrested 32 alleged…

Ngige inaugurates NSITF board amid tight security

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, yesterday shrugged off protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), which recently alleged attacks on its members, to inaugurate the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), to be headed by Austin Enajemo-Isire, amid tight security by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in the Presidential Villa. Meanwhile, outside the State House, the Nigeria Labour Congress continued its protest over the choice of Enejamo-Isire. The NLC, led by the President, Ayuba Wabba, had preferred a former labour leader,…

Court fixes date to hear suit against acting CJN’s appointment

The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed June 3, for definite hearing of a suit challenging the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Muhammad was made the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria afterJustice Walter Onnoghen was suspended and later sacked as the CJN by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The Federal Government had brought charges bordering on Non-declaration of assets and false assets declaration against the former CJN Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the date for…

You have the right to search a Policeman before he searches you – NPF

Police spokesman, Frank Mba has said that Nigerians have the right to search Policemen in certain situations when the officers are about to carry out inspections. He said this in a statement on Monday titled, ‘(Part 2) Tips for Safe and Cordial Conduct during an Arrest.’ The Police said if an officer is about to search a citizen or a property, that citizen has the right to first search the Policeman in order to ensure that no evidence is planted. According to the Mba, Nigerians also have the right to…

Buhari holds close door meeting with Emefiele amidst leaked audio scandal

• As CBN threatens legal action over ‘stolen’ N500bn allegation President Muhammadu Buhari met yesterday behind closed doors with the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, at the Presidential villa, Abuja. Emefiele, who arrived the Vila around 12pm, rushed towards the President’s office amidst a leaked audio scandal wherein the bank chief was heard discussing with his colleagues about a business deal gone bad. The meeting lasted for about 10 minutes, and while beaming with smiles, the Governor of the apex bank shook hands with the President…

Sacking service chiefs not solution to security challenges – Adeboye

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said replacing service chiefs is not the solution to the security challenges facing the country. Adeboye spoke at the headquarters of RCCG, The Throne of Grace, Ebute-Metta, Lagos, during a Thanksgiving service with the theme, ‘Victory over marital storm.’ The cleric spoke to journalists after the service through the Assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, RCCG, Pastor Johnson Odesola. He said, “I believe the service chiefs are working and aside from those that have attained…

Police exhume 4 corpses from septic tank in Ikorodu

By Abbas Ibrahim, Lagos The Lagos State Police Command says its men have exhumed four bodies dumped in a septic tank in Ikorodu for autopsy. The Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, said in a statement that the bodies were recovered following a report of two Bureau-de-Change operators who went missing on March 14. “On March 14 at about 5.30p.m., the Lagos State Police Command received a complaint from Ikorodu area that some unidentified persons approached one Alhaji Yakubu Musa and Alhaji Hassan Umaru, both operators of Bureau de Change at…