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Presidency plotting to make Justice Tanko Muhammad ‘permanent Ag.CJN’–Intersociety

•Says suspension, retirement of Onnoghen 'castrated judiciary' Senator Iroegbu  The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has raised the alarm over suspected plot by the Presidency to sustain the interim position of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) in violation of the constitutional provisions. Intersociety

My fears for the child destitution bill

Mustapha Shehu   I did not intend addressing the Child Destitution Bill in my 500-worder in this Issue. I intended writing on two statements credited to Mr. President on two different occasions. On the first, the president was reported to have told his audience that he didn’t mind any party replacing him except the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), while on the second occasion where he was represented by the

Nigeria vs AI: Consequences of ignoring credible reports on rights violations–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Uju Joy Igboeli and Chidinma Udegbunam   Combination of Government insincerity and dishonesty, falsehood and propaganda, ethnic chauvinism and religious extremism, tribalism and nepotism, militarization and failed intelligence, incorrigibility and entrenched impunity and intolerance and censorship are the fundamental drawbacks inherent in the central Administration of Retired Major Gen Muhammadu

How Ajudua defrauded me of $8.4m in prison – Bamaiyi

Lt.-Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (rtd), a former Chief of Army Staff, on Monda,y told an Ikeja High Court in Lagos how Fred Ajudua, allegedly defrauded him of $8.4 million. Bamaiyi said that the alleged fraud occurred while Ajudua and Bamaiyi were both incarcerated at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons in Lagos. Bamaiyi gave the

SARS Overhaul: CDHR says reform not enough, demands justice for victms

•Commends presidency, IGP for swift actions   Godsgift Onyedinefu    The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has called on the Federal Government to take the further steps to ensure justice by insisting on the punishment of all errant Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police who have

Osinbajo speaks on Africa’s economic transformation in Cambridge

●●●He also spoke on the importance of discarding the doctrine of "African exceptionalism" Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has told American scholars and professionals that Africa’s impressive economic transformation was being driven by ambitious businessmen and women. These entrepreneurs were stepping beyond national borders and going global, Osinbajo said at the inaugural “Africa

Magu: Senate threatens showdown with Presidency

Members of the Senate are currently calling for the suspension of consideration and confirmation of appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari over a comment credited to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo that executive appointments did not require legislative approval based on Section 171 of the Constitution. Protests came from the lawmakers when a letter