“Well, it (state pardon) started during the late President Yar’Adua’s reign. It was a pardon that was negotiated. People who don’t know what happened are the ones talking. But if I opened my mouth, those who are talking will keep quiet. “President Goodluck Jonathan was part of the negotiating team. There is no person in [...]
President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria is scheduled to address Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast today. Presidency sources disclosed that the broadcast has to do with the porous security situation in the nation.Mr. Jonathan had met with senior security chiefs in his cabinet and other stakeholders. The nationwide broadcast by Jonathan is expected to started by 7 PM [...]
After hitting major cities in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria with performances from international superstars like Professor as well as top Nigerian acts, 2Face Idibia, IcePrince Zamani and Davido, the MTV Africa All Stars concert has finally reached a fevered pitch. MTV Africa <http://www.mtvbaseafrica.com/ in association with KwaZulu-Natal Province will host the final MTV Africa [...]
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has debarred four legal practitioners for misconduct contrary to the rules of legal practice.
The association also suspended one of its members from practice for a period of five years for a similar offence.
The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) found the lawyers culpable of offences ranging from fraudulent land sales, concealment of recovered debt and extortion using blackmail.
The Chairman of the committee, Mr. Joseph Daudu warned legal practitioners bringing “ridicule and disgrace to the legal profession”.
Those debarred include Timipa Okponipere, Anozie Ibebunjo, G.C Monyei , J.A Agwuncha ,while Olawale –Ojongo-Daniels was suspended for five years.
Though none of the accused persons was at the proceedings, their absence did not stop the legal practitioners from handing down the punishment.
One of the accused persons, one Timipa Okponipere was said to have tried to extort the sum of N40 million from the former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Timi Alaibe for unsolicited nomination for the national merit award, an offence contrary to the rules of practice in Nigeria.
While Mr. Monyei , who acted as a debt receiver for a company, failed to return the proceeds of the recovery to its owners and Ojongo-Daniels was found guilty of receiving money from a client and refused to represent the client in court nor did he refund the money.
Having found all the accused persons culpable of the offences against them, the committee directed the chief registrar of the Supreme Court to debar four of the accused persons for misconduct as lawyers, while Mr Olawale Ojongo-Daniels be suspended from practice for five years.
Over time the general belief is that corruption among legal practitioners has been on the rise, and, it is hoped that steps such as this one will serve as checks for legal practitioners in the country.
Nollywood actress, Ngozi Nwosu, who left the country a few months ago to seek medical attention abroad, is back. The actress returned on Tuesday after receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the United Kingdom. She was flown abroad late last year, after she was diagnosed with an ailment believed to be a liver disease…. [Read More...]
Nigeria’s hip hop sensation, P Square (real name Paul Okoye), has reportedly abandoned the mother of his second baby in a London hospital where the woman recently gave birth to the entertainer’s baby. A few weeks after welcoming his first new born baby in Atlanta, P Square – who is also known as P2 – [...]
The spokesman of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Yakubu Dati has responded to issues surrounding the private jet owned by the Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi, which was claimed to be grounded; stating that theyhave no business dealings with the Rivers state government because they are in talks with the owners of the plane, Bank of Salt Lake City, Utah.
While speaking on Channels Television’s Breakfast Show Sunrise Daily, Dati explained that the private plane applied to come into Nigeria from America and was given clearance on the 27th of March to leave on the 2nd of April; the application was made by the owners of the aircraft.
He added that it was wrong for a foreign registered aircraft to fly into the country and embark on domestic shuttles without notifying the aviation authorities.
Dati also said the authorities had no information that the Rivers government was operating on the said aircraft.
He said investigations show that the aircraft had flown to airports beyond Owerri and Akure that were not captured in the documentation they submitted while coming into the country even after the expiration of the permit.
The resident of the former Inspector General of Police Hafiz Ringim has been attacked in Jigawa state.
According to sources at the Nigerian police, Mr. Ringim’s house has been attacked by suspected Boko Haram Sect members.
Police say there were no causalities.
Jigawa residents say that the gunmen targeted a nearby police station in the process also attacked the former Inspector General of House.