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Refusal to suspend judges shocks Presidency

Ngwuta, Okoroand Ademola

The refusal of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to order the suspension from office of the seven judges, currently under investigation by the Department of State Service (DSS), has reportedly rattled the Presidency, a source said last night.

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Justice Okoro opens can of worms; says, foreign currency in my home estacode

One of the Supreme Court judges, whose home was invaded by the Department of State Services, DSS, penultimate weekend, Justice John Inyang Okoro, has alleged that his travail in the hands of the operatives was in connection with alleged desire of the Presidency and All Progressives Congress, APC, to win at all cost, election appeals in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia states.

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Crackdown on judges: Judges are corrupted by senior lawyers – Sagay

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, yesterday, described the arrest and detention of two Justices of the Supreme Court and two High Court Judges by the DSS as very “saddening, regrettable and distressing” and urged Nigerians to remain calm and prayerful. He said the National Judicial Council, NJC, will hold an emergency meeting today to comprehensively look into the matter.

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*Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo

Economic crises can be avoided with suitable contingencies – Soludo

The focus of the presentation was actually on monetary policy under uncertainty and they asked me to speak on Brexit to governors of central banks of the 53 Commonwealth countries. The concern was about the possible implications of Brexit on the economies of the Commonwealth and being governors of central banks, what this could mean for monetary policy. The major hypothesis there was that Brexit can only be seen as just one of the many sources of uncertainties in the global economy today.

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Tanko Yakassai

How the North tamed Yoruba ambition – Tanko Yakassai

We made appreciable progress in the transportation sector. Although the British left us with a functional rail system, our leaders however extended the rail to boost the transport system in Nigeria. On water transportation they decided to dredge the river Niger to facilitate water transportation to the north for increased commercial activities. By independence, the road from Kano to Lagos was not tarred like several other major roads we have today, but the story is different today.

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