Lagos Lawyer Pounces On Buhari: You Can’t Make Yourself Minister Of Petroleum
A Lagos lawyer, Nnaemeka Iheoinu, has flared up that it is wrong for President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint himself the Minister for Petroleum, instead of naming someone else for the position.
Speaking to Daily Independent in Lagos, Nnaemeka Iheoinu, a member of the International bar Association (IBA), said the action of Mr. President is against the provisions and spirit of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). Iheonu said: “The idea of Buhari being the Minister of Petroleum is somehow unconstitutional. Section 138 of the constitution states that the President shall not hold any other Executive position while in office.
Rivers Elders Warn Pro-Biafra Protesters: Stay Clear Off Our Land, We Are Not Biafrans
Following the spate of protest by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), with the aim of the realisation of Republic of Biafra, the Rivers Elders and Leaders Council (RELEC) has distanced itself from the struggle, as the move was described as uncalled for, adding that Rivers people were not Biafrans. Speaking through their Chairman, Chief Albert Horsfall and the Secretary, Lawrence Ibiayenie, the elders, blamed organisers of the pro-Biafra protest.
According to them, it was wrong to transport Igbo youths in trailers and buses from the five states in the Southeast zone, to protest in Port Harcourt, thereby halting commercial activities, destroying property and causing untold hardship for motorists, commuters and pedestrians.
Amaechi Tasked With Highest Ministerial Responsibility? See List Of Agencies, Parastatals Under Him
The immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has been handed certainly with the most voluminous responsibility in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Amaechi, who is the new Minister of Transportation has been tasked with the responsibility to supervise and control about 10 Parastatals and agencies which employs over 30% of the entire civil servants of the World’s largest black nation, Nigeria.
Senate Approves NYSC Programme For NOUN
The management of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has finally gotten the approval from senate for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for all her students to participate in the NYSC programme.
It would be recalled, Graduates of the NOUN were months ago assured that they would soon be allowed to participate in the NYSC and the Nigerian Law School Programme.
Lamorde Sacked, Magu Named New EFCC Chairman
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, has been sacked as Ibrahim Magu replaced him as the agency’s ‘Numeru Uno’.
Magu, who is known to be a no-nonsense investigator for the commission at its inception, was a top level official of the Economic and Governance Unit of the EFCC.
Pres. Buhari Approves $2.4Bn For Construction Of Lagos Red Line Rail
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has approved the construction of the $2.4 billion Lagos red line rail project. According to Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, approving the right of way for the project had been a problem for donkey’s years as the Federal Government in the previous administration was reluctant to do so.
Taraba: 7 Reported Dead As Muslims, Christians Clash Over Ishaku’s Removal
Report of a fresh violence has on Sunday, November 8, erupted in Wukari local government area of Taraba state over the removal of Dairus Ishaku and declaration of Aisha Alhassan as the governor of the state.
It was gathered that at least seven people were killed and 16 others injured in a fresh violence that broke out barely 24 hours after the state election petition tribunal sacked the governor, Darius Ishaku.
Virgin Atlantic Fires All Nigerian Workers, Pulls Out Of Nigeria
There was commotion in the aviation sector on Saturday when news filtered in that British flag carrier, Virgin Atlantic Airways has pulled out of the Nigerian route. According to The Nation, though unofficial, the airline has issued letters of sack to its Nigerian cabin crew.
According to a source familiar with the matter, Virgin Atlantic has also shut down its call centre in the Ikeja axis of the Lagos metropolis and laid off all its Nigerian cabin crew. They were only given three- week notice and no severance package regardless of their length of service will be paid.