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Signature TV News Update: Nnamdi Kanu drags AGF, DSS to court over alleged denial of fundamental rights in DSS custody

 

HRC is at the forefront of upholding human right  – Dr Salamatu Suleiman

The Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Dr Salamatu Suleiman says the Commission was at the forefront of the commemoration of the human right day celebration in Nigeria and the world in general.

She made this statement recently at a lecture to mark the 2021 Human Rights Day celebration in Abuja.

Suleiman while giving her welcome address at the ceremony emphasized the need to review governmental and individual milestones in addressing issues bothering human rights,  as the world celebrates human rights day.
The Executive Secretary of NHRC, Tony Ojukwu,  who gave the opening remark at the event said that violence against women and girls must be stopped to make Nigeria a better place.
He also enjoined everyone to shun all negative vices that undermine the fundamental human rights of citizens such as bullying, terrorism, corruption among others.
Also gracing the occasion was the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard who said fighting corruption and upholding human rights will be best achieved with partnerships, saying that the US was working tirelessly and partnering with various governments and organisations to completely eliminate gender-based violence#

 

Kogi govt drags EFCC to court over N19.3bn bailout funds, demands N35b damages

 

The Kogi State government has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to a Federal High Court in Abuja, demanding N35 billion damages over what it called “unsubstantiated allegations that it fixed N19.3 billion bailout funds received from the Federal Government in a bank account.

The EFCC had claimed it discovered N19.3 billion belonging to the Kogi government in a fixed deposit account with Sterling Bank, meant to pay salaries in the state but were allegedly not used for its purpose.

In a statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Ayoade Folashade Arike on Monday confirming the lawsuit, the Kogi government said it sued the EFCC for its “false and unfounded” allegations that the funds were recovered from its account

Listed as claimants in the lawsuit were the Accountant-General of the state, Momoh Jibrin and Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Asiwaju Mukadam Asiru, while the EFCC, Sterling Bank and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) were listed as defendants in the case filed before Justice J. J. Majebi of the Kogi State High Court.#

 NYSC: No covid-19 vaccine card, no service in 2022

National Youth Service Corps says only fully vaccinated Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) will be allowed to register and partake in the scheme, from January 2022,

The Director-General of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this on Monday while addressing the 2021 Batch “C’’ Stream II set of corps members in a virtual meeting.

The director-general gave the directive in the face of reported cases of the Omicron variant of the Corona virus in Nigeria.

Ibrahim said that the scheme would not let down its guard of ensuring strict adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols and urged the Batch “C’’ Stream II set of corps members whose orientation course ended on Dec. 14, to continue to build on the skills learned during the orientation course

 

Nnamdi Kanu drags AGF, DSS to court over alleged denial of fundamental rights in DSS custody

 

The trial of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafran, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu for treasonable felony has taken a new turn as Kanu on Monday afternoon slammed a fresh suit against the Attorney General of the Federation AGF, the Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami SAN and the Department of State Service DSS.

In the fresh suit, Kanu was  seeking an order from the federal high court in Abuja to compel the DSS to allow him access food, medical care and clothes of his choice.

The suit was instituted on his behalf by his attorney, Barrister Maxwell Chibuike Okpara, as Kanu also applied for another order against the DSS to allow him make arrangements for his food by himself at his own expense.#

 

Finance Bill 2021: Tax system must work for every Nigerian, FIRS Chairman to Reps

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), says the  2021 Finance Bill must be tailored towards enabling an efficient tax system that works for every Nigerian.

This was disclosed to journalists by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Executive Chairman, Muhammad Nami, after a stakeholder engagement on the Finance Bill 2021, at the House of Representatives, Abuja.

Muhammad Nami further appealed that the Fiscal Policy Reform Committee and the House Committee on Finance should continue to make laws that stand the test of time and reflect economic realities.

He further called for laws that will not only assist the government at the three levels in mobilising revenue but will also assist small and medium scale enterprises to grow, and become taxpayers in the future.

The FIRS Executive Chairman also commended the leadership of the National Assembly and members of the Executive for the annual review of the Finance Act which he said has afforded the Federal Government the opportunity to deploy new ways of enhancing domestic revenue mobilisation and improving tax administration in the country

 

ON THE FOREIGN SCENE

UAE bars all airlines from bringing Nigerians into the country

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has barred all airlines from conveying Nigerian passengers to the country as the diplomatic row between the two nations deepens.

Among these airlines are Egypt Air, Air France, KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, Rwanda Air, Etihad.

On Monday, many Nigerian passengers who board Ethiopian Airlines heading for Dubai were sent off the plane.

This happened hours after the restrictions imposed on Emirates by the Federal Government took effect.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had withdrawn the winter schedule earlier approved for Emirates to operate 21 weekly flights to Nigeria as there has been no official communication from the UAE authorities on the latest development

 

NFF sacks Rohr, appoints Eguavoen interim Super Eagles’ boss

The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Mr Augustine Eguavoen, currently its Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis. This is with immediate effect, and follows the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the three –time African champions for the past 64 months.

The decision was sequel to a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday, as  it was decided that Eguavoen will work with Salisu Yusuf (Chief Coach); Paul Aigbogun (Assistant Coach); Joseph Yobo (Assistant Coach); Dr Terry Eguaoje (Assistant Coach) and Aloysius Agu (Goalkeeper Trainer).

 

Also, Former Nigeria captains Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal have been appointed to provide technical and ambassadorial support for the crew.

Eguavoen, a former Nigeria captain, was coach of the squad when it finished in third place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2006.

 

 

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