Lawyers speak on court rulings, impact on major elections
The intervention of the courts on pre-election matters, especially the recent pronouncements on the candidacies of today’s governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, has attracted diverse opinions from notable lawyers across the country.
‘National Assembly can enact law for establishment of Nomadic Livestock Development Commission’
The federal government recently suspended the planned establishment of RUGA settlements, following public outcry against the policy. In the concept, the government believes that with RUGA, incessant clashes between the herders and local communities, especially in the southern part of the country, would be checked.
Court sentences three men to two weeks in prison for public nuisance
A Karmo Grade One Area Court, Abuja, on Monday, sentenced Gift Ibrahim, Abubakar Sani and Lawal Abdullahi, to two weeks in prison for constituting public nuisance. The Magistrate, Inuwa Maiwada, however, ordered the convicts to pay a fine of N2000 each in the alternative. Ibrahim, Sani and Abdulahi, of no fixed addresses, had pleaded guilty…
CDC, NHRC seek speedy domestication of Child Rights Act in Kaduna
The CDC and NHRC said while speaking with journalists that the rationale behind their intervention was to ensure that the state prioritises the passage of the Act through the state House of Assembly.
NASS has powers to alter budget – Lawyers
There are signs that ongoing exchange of salvoes, between the executive and the legislature, may affect faithful implementation of the 2017 appropriation.