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Today's Headlines: Obey Rule Of Law—Falana Urges ECOWAS, Alleged Assault: Seun Kuti Released On Bail

Obey Rule Of Law—Falana To ECOWAS

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana, SAN has urged Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders to “obey the rule of law, and uphold the principles of democracy and good governance.”

Falana said this yesterday in a paper presented at the International Conference hosted by the Community Court of Justice, at Banjul, The Gambia.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

According to Falana, “the establishment of the rule of law in the sub-region requires the development of a relatively autonomous institutional legal and judicial structure at the national level to counterbalance the political power of the authorities across the sub-region.”

Falana said, “the national judicial systems of member states should be strengthened to render justice to all aggrieved individuals and corporate bodies.”

Alleged Assault: Seun Kuti Released On Bail

Afrobeat star Seun Kuti has been released from police custody after meeting his bail conditions.

His lawyer Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN) confirmed that he was released around 7.30 pm Tuesday.

News Source: Channels TV

According to him, the singer was released to his family after meeting his bail conditions.

They also confirmed that he would be at the magistrate court tomorrow for the proceedings which was adjourned today. The purpose of that proceeding is to receive the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP)’s advice.

Earlier today, the Chief Magistrates Court sitting in the Yaba area of Lagos failed to sit in the case against Seun Kuti.

Why Niger Republic will defend me after I leave office — Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has boasted about his cordial relationship with neighbouring country Niger Republic.

Buhari, whose tenure ends in six days, attributed his confidence in the country’s defence to the cordial relationship he enjoys with them. He said if Nigerians make the country difficult to live in after the handover ceremony scheduled for May 29, Niger will come to his aid.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The president made this known during the inauguration of the N19.6 billion Nigeria Customs Service Corporate Headquarters in Abuja, on Tuesday.

President Buhari, during his speech at the inauguration ceremony, also noted that he plans on relocating to his country home in Daura, which is far away from Abuja and closer to the Niger Republic.

He said, “I said these few things about my personal belief because I have only six more days to go.

May 29: Tinubu will be sworn-in, Nigerians should support him – Prophet Ikorro who predicted Asiwaju’s victory

Prophet Austeen Ikorro of Christ Ambience has advised Nigerians to put sentiment aside and support the incoming administration of President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

News Source: Daily Post

In a sermon, the cleric declared that the prediction about an interim government to be headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was false.

Ikorro, who had in October 2022 prophesied that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate would win, said nothing will stop his inauguration on May 29.

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