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22 SANs to address Supreme Court on legality of Buhari’s Executive Order 10

A team of 22 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) has stormed Nigeria’s Supreme Court to address the apex court on the legality or otherwise of the contentious Executive Order 10 issued by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The senior lawyers stormed the court as early as 8 0’clock in the morning on the invitation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, as friends of the court to make submissions that will guide the court in making a well-informed decision on the issue.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier in the year issued Executive Order 10 backing financial autonomy to the arm of the judiciary at the state level as well as the state legislature.

The executive order became contentious following the vehement objections to it by the state governors.

The governors subsequently instituted a suit at the apex court to challenge its legality.


Resident doctors suspend 63 days old strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors has called off the industrial action by national doctors after sixty-three days.

This decision was reached unanimously after a crack emerged in the association following the rejection of any truce by some members of the doctors’ body.

The new leadership of NARD has confirmed the payment of Medical Residency Training Fees (MRTF) by the Federal Government, and has in turn decided to call off the strike.

In a statement by the president, Dr. Dare Godiya Ishaya, the association said the doctors will resume work in all hospitals on Wednesday.

Obaseki, Okowa in PH, as S’South Govs Forum meet in Port Harcourt

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was on hand on monday, to welcome his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, the first of the guests to arrive at Government House, Port Harcourt for a meeting of the South-south governors.

Chairman of the forum, Governor Okowa of Delta state, arrived moments after to a warm welcome by Wike.Cross Rivers Ben Ayade and Governor Douye Diri are being expected at the closed-door meeting.

It is not clear what the agenda of the meeting is but the burning issues of open grazing and VAT may feature in the interactions with a communique expected in at the end.


2023 Election: It’s unfair if northern govs fail to support southern presidency — APC Chieftains

Chieftains of All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi State have kicked against the position of the northern governors over power shift to the south, in 2023.

In separate interviews in Abakaliki, on Sunday, they said the north had no justification, for not backing a southerner to become president in 2023.

South-East Coordinator of the APC Youth League, Okenwa Uka, said even though the rotational presidency was not enshrined in the constitution, the matter on the ground, was an issue of conscience. According to him “There is this feeling within the south, that the people have not been fairly treated and it is not as if we don’t have people who are qualified to be the president”.  Uka cautioned.


Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigerian Exchange Limited  to democratise finance in Nigeria via technology

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) has said it would rely on strategic partnerships especially with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to democratise finance in Nigeria by leveraging the current advancement in technology.

Its Chief Executive Officer, Temi Popoola, disclosed this during the exchange’s inaugural NGX TechNovation Conference themed; Technology, Platforms and Markets which was held virtually in Lagos recently.

Popoola stated that the theme was chosen to reflect the proliferation of innovative products and services driven by technology across many industries in Nigeria while adding that the conference is important to the NGX because it has stepped into an era that signals new opportunities, growth, expansion and shared prospects for the market, stakeholders and the larger economy both at national and regional levels.



Libya Raid Against Migrants Kills One, Wounds 15, Says UN

Sweeping raids in Libya targeting mostly irregular migrants left at least one person dead, 15 wounded and 4,000 in detention, the United Nations has said, stressing that authorities must respect human rights.

Libyan authorities had labelled as an anti-drug operation the raids on houses and makeshift shelters in Gargaresh, a poor suburb of the capital Tripoli, on Friday and Saturday.

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Libyan security forces had opened fire during the raids and that “one migrant was killed and at least 15 others injured, six seriously”.

“Unarmed migrants were harassed in their homes, beaten and shot,” it said in a statement late Saturday, adding that six migrants had reportedly sustained gunshot wounds.


Now to the world of entertainment 

White Money wins BBNaija Season 6

Hazel Onu popularly known as Whitemoney has won the Big Brother Naija season 6 Shine Ya Eyes reality show, with the grand prize of N90 million.

The grand finale began with Biggie giving the housemates a talk,

Then the first housemate to leave Big Brother House was Emmanuel.

The 24-year-old Akwa Ibom man spoke about going into fashion.

The second housemate to leave Big Brother House is Angel.

Aged 21 years, she wants to open her mental health blog and go into real estate.

The third was Cross, who said he thinks Angel has a man outside waiting for her.

He added that he is going to stick with entertainment, business and politics.

Then Pere left, leaving Liquorose and White Money as the last two.

Pere said it’s Nollywood and music for him.

Choreographer Liquorose (Roseline Afije) was the last girl standing, when White Money was announced winner. He won the grand prize of 90 million


Rapper MI Abaga celebrates 40th birthday

Nigerian rapper and record producer Jude Abaga popularly known as MI Abaga  celebrates his 40th birthday  in grand style, the music star took to his Instagram page on Monday, October 4, 2021, where he penned a message to celebrate his birthday.

He wrote:

Today I crossed a personally joyful milestone: From henceforth, (the adages promise) life will begin. Without knowing it, that was my recent process to arrive here at this moment today. Shedding the old, and making way for the new

MI rose to prominence in 2006 with the song ‘Crowd Mentality.’

The Jos-born rapper went on to release some of the biggest rap albums in the country including ‘Talk About




WTA: Osaka Falls Out Of Top 10 For First Time Since 2018

Naomi Osaka dropped out of the world’s top 10 on Monday for the first time since winning the 2018 US Open title as she continues to take a break from tennis.

The Japanese star, a former world number one, has not played since exiting the US Open in the third round last month.

Osaka has fallen to 12th in the WTA rankings, her lowest mark since before her first of four Grand Slam titles at Flushing Meadows three years ago when she beat Serena Williams in an infamous final.

Last week, the 23-year-old said that her return would be “probably soon” and that she “kind of” has “that itch again”.

Osaka had previously pulled out of the French Open and skipped Wimbledon this year to protect her mental health.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza jumped to sixth in the rankings after winning the title in Chicago last week.

Tunisian Ons Jabeur, who lost to Muguruza in the final, climbed to a career-high ranking of 14th.

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