SHOULD the judges under investigation for alleged corruption be suspended?
This is the question which has sparked a huge row among lawyers and Civil Society Organisations.
Under investigation by the Department of State Services (DSS) are two Supreme Court Justices -Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro – the suspended Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, Justice Mohammed Ladan Tsamiya, Justice Adeniyi Ademola (Federal High Court); the Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice I. A. Umezulike; Justice Kabiru Auta of Kano State High Court; Justice Muazu Pindiga (Gombe State High Court); Justice Bashir Sukola and Justice Ladan Manir from the Kaduna State High Court.
Of the nine judges, the NJC has recommended sanctions for Justice Tsamiya; Justice. Umezulike and Justice Kabiru Auta.
Immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday said it was impossible for the National Security Adviser (NSA) during his administration, Sambo Dasuki, to have stolen $2.2 billion as claimed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
Mr. Dasuki, who has been in detention since December 1, 2015, was arrested by security agency in an early morning raid on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari for the alleged misappropriation of $2.2 billion meant to purchase equipment for the Nigerian military in its battle against Islamist group, Boko Haram.
Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren, a host on TheBlaze TV, suggested in an interview published Monday that the Clintons are responsible for the murders of several people.
Lahren posts a daily commentary video that regularly generates millions of views online. On Monday she announced she would be a host on a nightly online television program Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, was launching through his campaign’s Facebook account.
Google’s drab-looking Pixel line of phones are going to be many things to many people, but it’s hard to overestimate just how important Google’s move into high-end hardware will prove to be for smart phones in general and portable virtual reality in particular.
We were sent a Google Pixel XL, the larger of the two models, in anticipation of the release of Daydream. Daydream is a virtual reality platform that’s set to take the basic ideas behind Google Cardboard a step further. The idea is to create a virtual reality platform that’s not as disposable as Cardboard, while offering a headset that resembles sweatpants much more than it does a piece of technology.
Samsung is offering Note 7 owners in South Korea the chance to upgrade their phone to a Note 8 for half the price when the as-yet-unannounced handset becomes available next year. The company announced the deal as part of an ongoing exchange program for the Note 7 in its home country, but according to Reuters, there’s no word on whether the same offer will be made in the US.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is dead and buried, but the Note brand will live to see another phone launch.
The company has no plans to scrap the beleaguered Note moniker altogether, according to a report published Monday, even though for many it is now associated with the Note 7 debacle. Note 7 owners in South Korea who trade in their phones for a Galaxy S7 will be able to trade up automatically next year to an S8 or a Note 8 for half the normal price, Samsung said in a statement given to Reuters.
The governors of APC controlled states have complained about the recent ambassadorial appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari.
One of the governors, Simon Lalong, faulted the decision of the president to come up with the list and send it to the Senate without adequate consultation.
He said consultations across board would have ensured fairness, citing an example of his state where the two nominees came from the same zone.
For the country to get out of recession, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for an increase in the volume of trade internally and externally and the establishment of a commodity exchange to ensure stability in the prices of agricultural produce.
Obasanjo made the suggestion in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Monday during the opening of the 8th National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment currently holding in the state capital.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed.
A top source in the anti-graft agency told our correspondent on Monday that the former FCT minister was arrested around 10.39am on Monday and taken into custody for interrogation by a team of operatives, who were awaiting his arrival.
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, slumped in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The Special Assistant to Fani-Kayode on Media, Jude Ndukwe, raised the alarm in a statement On Monday night.
Ndukwe said Fani-Kayode slumped in the custody of the EFCC on Saturday.
As a color and energy expert, I look at what people are wearing in a very different light than most. I see the intent that is implied through the use of certain colors. While watching the debates, I had a clear impression of the meaning behind Hillary’s stunning outfits.
The colors chosen exactly conveyed her intention. Yes, they had an obvious patriotic theme, but the colors went much deeper in how each resonated with her energy. And make no mistake about it, the vibration of power was there.
Wi-Fi is about to get much, much faster. The Wi-Fi Alliance is now beginning to certify smartphones, laptops, routers, and other devices that include a super-fast Wi-Fi standard called WiGig, which nearly doubles Wi-Fi’s current top speed. The Alliance says it’ll be in “marquee” smartphones and laptops next year.
A former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, has been arrested.
Mr. Abati, who was spokesperson to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was arrested on Monday and is expected to spend at least Monday night at the office of the anti-graft agency, EFCC.
One of the 26 sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years has spoken of the dire conditions they endured.
Arnel Balbero told the BBC the group were forced to eat anything they could get their hands on, including rats, and were given tiny amounts of water. “Eat anything, even you not like, you feel hungry, you eat it,” he said. “You eat rat, you cook it.”
José Mourinho accused Antonio Conte of trying to humiliate him as he endured his worst defeat in English football on his return to Chelsea, and tensions spilled over into the tunnel post-match as back-room staff members of both clubs clashed.
Manchester United conceded after just 30 seconds to Pedro Rodríguez and succumbed 4-0 at Stamford Bridge, potentially losing their centre-half Eric Bailly to a serious knee injury en route, with Mourinho berating his team’s “incredible mistakes” at the back. The Portuguese had been infuriated by Conte’s attempts to whip up the home support after N’Golo Kanté scored Chelsea’s fourth goal, and confronted his opposite number as they shook hands at the final whistle.
Australia’s litany of fearsome fauna seems to have a new entry. Added to deadly snakes, man-eating crocodiles and poisonous jellyfish comes Hermie the hunstman, a spider so unusually large and strong that it had no problem carrying a sizeable mouse up the outside of a fridge.
Hermie’s feat was captured on film by Jason Wormal, a tradesman from Coppabella in Queensland, who was heading out to work in the early hours of Monday morning when he says he received an offer from a neighbour that he couldn’t refuse.
A Jos-based clergy, Pastor Kallamu Ali Dikwa, yesterday reignited the controversy over the alleged N7billion ‘donation’ to the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) by the Goodluck Jonathan campaign organization ahead of last year’s election.
Dikwa said in Kaduna that he was offered N1million of the sum to ‘keep quiet’.
The Donald Trump campaign is clinging to any shred of evidence it can find that shows the beleaguered GOP nominee in a competitive race with Hillary Clinton.
Most polling and forecast evidence points to a sizable win for Democrats on Nov. 8. But there are a few national polls that team Trump can cherry-pick to claim a lead.
Like most of you, I was in disbelief when I first read the quote above. I decided to verify it by purchasing the copy of Open Heavens from which the quote was taken (fully referenced above). I was shocked by what I found out – here is a flavor:
The family and associates of the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, are intensifying efforts to raise N100m to release him from the detention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
A source said the family had taken a decision that the former minister would not spend another week in the detention facility of the commission.
Obanikoro flew into the country on Monday last week and has since been held by the EFCC, whose operatives have been interrogating him in connection with N4.7bn traced to Silva Mcnanamara, a company in which, the commission says he has interests.