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Akwa-Ibom State Government dissolves Executive Council

The Akwa-Ibom State Government just released a preset statement in which it dissolved the State's Executive Council Read below the press Statement. PRESS RELEASEDissolution of the State Executive Council. His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Governor, Akwa Ibom State has approved the dissolution of the State Executive Council with immediate effect.The Governor expresses his deep and profound appreciation for the contributions of the EXCO members to the development of the state, and wishes them success in their future endeavours.Permanent Secretaries in the respective ministries are to take over the running of the ministries pending the reconstitution of a new Executive Council.Sir. Etekamba Umoren,  FNIMSecretary to the State Government

Names of the 21 Chibok Secondary School Girls Released this Morning

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A source from the Directorate of State Services has given five names out of the 21 expected of the released Chibok Secondary School Girls 1. Deborah Ja'afaru 2. Maryam Lawan, 3. Jummai John 4. Maryam Basheer 5. Comfort Amos More to come.

Senate Extends JAMB Result Validity to 3 years

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The Senate today Thursday 13th October, 2016 has passed the amendment to the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The law now extends the validity of the result of the board’s examination from one year to three years.

President Muhammadu Buhari departs for Germany After release of Chibok Girls

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The President just departed for an official visit in Germany, this comes after the release of the Chibok Girls. He was briefed by the Director General of the State Security Service, Mr Daura at the Presidential Villa. After the Commanders of the Islamic Sect, Boko Haram released the girls during a prisoner swap deal, which saw the 21 girls swapped for four battle Commanders of the terrorist group.

EXCLUSIVE: 21 Chibok Girl Released By Boko Haram

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Twenty one of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014 has been released to the Nigerian government, a government source told SaharaReporters. The sources disclosed that the girls were picked up by military helicopter from Banki area of Borno state where Boko Haram militants dropped them off earlier today. The release of the 21 girls comes as President Buhari began a three-day trip to Germany to discuss assistance for the rebuilding of the northeastern part of Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram. Citizens Reporters could not immediately obtain the names of the girls released today.

EXCLUSIVE: Letters Between DSS and National Judicial Council regarding Corrupt Judges

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These are copies of Letters between Director General of Directorate of State Services and the National Judicial Commission regarding corrupt judges.

Exclusive: Arrest Warrant Issued to SSS to search and Arrest Judges

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Find below the arrest and search warrants issued to the State Security Service (SSS)  to search the premises of the judges and Arrest them.

President Buhari Appoints New Supreme Court Justices

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President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to consider and confirm the nominations of two judges as Justices of the Supreme Court.The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the letter conveying the request after the Senate returned from a closed-door session on Tuesday.The nominated judges are Sidi Bage, Nasarawa State, North Central; and Paul Jauro, Taraba State, North East.In the letter read by Mr. Saraki, Mr. Buhari said his request followed Section 231(2) of the Constitution of Nigeria, as amended.The President sought the expeditious attention of the Senate, Mr. Saraki read.Mr. Jauro, who was born on June 26, 1954, became a judge of the High Court in 1998. Ten years afterwards, he was appointed Justice of the Court Appeal.Mr. Bage, born on June 22, 1956, became Federal High Court Judge in 1992 before his appointment as Justice of the Court of Appeal in 2000.The two Judges had been recommended for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court by the National Judicial Council…

Crackdown" On Judicial Officers - Separating The Law From Sentiments By Inibehe Effiong

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The State Security Service (SSS) embarked on an unprecedented "crackdown" on allegedly corrupt judicial officers across the country over the weekend. Among the judicial officers whose houses were searched and thereafter arrested and detained are two Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro.As expected, the action has polarised lawyers, commentators, the media, civil society and the public. Differing views have been expressed on the constitutionality or otherwise of the steps and procedures adopted by the SSS. Sadly, the public has been deprived of opinions that are rooted in law owing largely to the belligerent and sentimental posturing and aggressive grandstanding that has impaired commentaries on the issues in controversy.My task in this essay is simply to offer a legal opinion on the following four issues: First, are judicial officers in Nigeria immune from the criminal justice system?; Second, is it mandatory for security agenc…

Lady Exposes Scam Artist Who Impersonated Rev. Father Mbaka

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A young lady just exposed a scam artist who try defrauding her using a fake Rev. Father Mbaka Facebook account.

Judges Arrest: Presidency Issues Statement.

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Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari GCON, yesterday reacted to the sting operations carried out by the State Security Services (SSS) against suspected corrupt judges in different parts of the country simultaneously on the 8th of October 2016.While making clear the stand of the Presidency on the matter, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr. Garba Shehu,  said that The President, Muhammadu Buhari while restating his stance as regarding the independence of the judiciary arm of Government, however said that it would be of better purpose if the judges. Mr. Garba Shehu also said that the State Security Services (SSS) gave the assurances that their act was in line with the law and the we're in possession of adequate search warrant. You would recall that the President in his Independence Day speech, made remarks suggesting that some judges are sabotaging his anti-corruption war, he also made it clear that this won't deter his…