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Today's Headlines: CJN Swears In 39 Judges To Handle 2023 Election Cases; Nigerians United Abroad, Enemies At Home - OBJ

CJN Swears In 39 More Judges To Handle 2023 Election Cases 

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has okayed the deployment of 39 more judges to the National Assembly, Governorship and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunals sitting across the federation.

The addition of the judges, who were sworn-in at the Supreme Court on Thursday, increased the total number of members of various tribunals that are currently hearing petitions that arose from the conduct of the 2023 general elections, to 346.

While administering oath on the newly appointed 39 election petition tribunal judges, the CJN, warned them not to allow sentiments and public opinion to sway their sense of judgement.

Stressing that the country needs peace “at this crucial phase”, more than ever before, the CJN, said the judges were found worthy to be appointed as additional members of tribunals that have been saddled with “avalanche of petitions” that are trailing the general elections that held on February 25 and March 18, respectively.

Nigerians United Abroad, Enemies At Home– Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Nigerians are more united while outside the country but seem to act like enemies when in their home country.

Obasanjo, who was impressed by the unity exhibited among Nigerians in the United States of America, urged Nigerians in the diaspora to reciprocate such togetherness when they are back home.

He made this disclosure on behalf of a delegation of eminent traditional leaders and academics that included the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Saka Matemilola, at an evening reception held at New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo told those at the event that Nigerians in the diaspora are making the country proud in their different areas of endeavour, urging them to be good citizens wherever they are domiciled.

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Doguwa Exonerated Of Murder Charges

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Report coming from the police and the Kano State Ministry of Justice, Department of Public Prosecution, DPP, has cleared the House of Representatives Majority Leader Alhassan Ado Doguwa of murder charges

The reports said there is no substantive evidence found from the police case files to charge him with culpable homicide.

Kano State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Musa A. Lawan, indicated on Thursday while briefing journalists on the findings and legal recommendations of the government on the criminal charges filed against the lawmaker that available evidence contained in the police case diary indicated no sufficient evidence to link Doguwa with the said offences despite contradictory comments of witnesses against the suspect.

Based on the foregoing facts and observations, we are of the opinion that we cannot substantiate charges of criminal conspiracy, mischief by fire and culpable homicide against the Doguwa.

Buhari Appoints Odusanya DG, NACETEM

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has approved the appointment of Olushola Odusanya as the Director General of the National Centre for Technology Management, Ile Ife, Osun State.

The President’s approval was conveyed to Odusanya through a letter signed by the Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Henry Ikoh.

The letter which was sighted by our correspondent on Thursday noted that ”the appointment takes effect from 13th of May 2023.”

Until his new appointment, Odusanya was the Director of the Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Advanced Research Center of the Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Abuja. He was also the pioneer leader of the Environmental Biotechnology Group at the Biotechnology Center of SHESTCO.

The PUNCH reports that Odusanya obtained his PhD in Food Science and Technology in 1999 from the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Saints in Malaysia.

Described as a “consummate scholar”, the agency in a statement released in Abuja said he has been a visiting scholar at the Materials and Aerospace Engineering School of Princeton University, USA.

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