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N11tn electricity scam: ICC hears SERAP’s petition

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is considering the petition on the allegations of widespread, systematic and large-scale corruption in the electricity sector since the return of democracy in 1999 and under the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria, anti-corruption advocacy group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has confirmed.

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Support calls for power devolution to states, Ambode tasks NBA

As Nigerians seek consensus on the need to restructure the polity amid growing agitations on the issue, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, has challenged the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, to lend its voice to calls for devolution of powers to states, even as Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, and NBA President Abubakar Mahmoud SAN, emphasized on strong institutions as panacea for the nation’s economic recovery.

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Aluu Four: Justice at last

“Justice has finally come the way of our children, the court has shown they were not robbers,” said Mr Toku Mike, father of Llyod Toku, one of the four students murdered in Aluu community, Ikwerre local government area, Rivers State in a mob action about five years ago, precisely on October 5, 2012. The other students were Ugonna Obuzor, Tekena Elkannah and Chiadika Biringa.

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Magistrate’s absence stalls alleged firearms possession trial

THE absence of presiding Magistrate Omolola Omotosho of the Lagos Magistrates’ Court, Igbosere, has stalled the trial of the son of a foremost industrialist, late Chief Abdul-Rasak Sanusi Suleiman Sanusi, who is standing trial before the court on charges of alleged illegal possession of firearms and disobedience of court order under Sections 4 of the Firearms Act, 2004, as well as section 104 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2011.

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