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Today's Headlines: Shehu Sani Blames State Lawmakers As Outgoing Governors ‘Divert Funds’; Handover: Buhari Moves Into Glass House Ahead Of May 29

Shehu Sani Blames State Lawmakers As Outgoing Governors ‘Divert Funds’

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A former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has accused lawmakers in various state assemblies in Nigeria of allowing outgoing governors to divert funds. There have been rumours that some of the outgoing governors have been acquiring expensive cars, houses, and other items with less than three weeks to the end of their terms. This, Sani said, was possible because the state houses of assembly are subservient to the governors, thereby approving whatever is presented to them.

“Outgoing governors are allocating billions to themselves because there is always a docile and subservient states house of assemblies to approve of it,” Sani said.

Buhari Moves Into Glass House Ahead Of May 29

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President Muhammadu Buhari and his family have moved into the Glass House at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, ahead of the inauguration of the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This was disclosed by the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, via a video shared on her official Instagram page after taking the incoming First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu around the State House.

During the tour of the Villa, Mrs Buhari introduced Senator Tinubu to the various areas of the house, providing detailed explanations regarding the history and importance of each edifice. According to the First Lady, the Glass House has served as a transitional abode for the outgoing president and their spouse during the transition period. It provides a symbolic and literal space for the outgoing president, leaving room for the incoming president to fully take charge.

Secure Maritime Sector Vital For Economic Debt - CJN

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of, the Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has said a secure maritime domain is vital to economic development and advancement.

Ariwola said the judiciary had a role to play in all legal forms of the fight against piracy. According to a statement, the CJN spoke in Lagos at the third edition of the Nigerian Admiralty Law Colloquium for Justices of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and Judges of the Federal High Court.

NBC To Appeal Ruling Nullifying Powers To Impose Fines

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), says it will appeal a ruling by a Federal High Court, Abuja nullifying its powers to impose fines on erring broadcast stations. NBC’s reaction to the Wednesday ruling by Justice James Omotosho is contained in a statement signed by its Director General, Balarabe Shehu Illelah. Omotosho, while ruling on a suit filed by Incorporated Media Rights Agenda, declared that NBC was not a court and had no power to impose fines as punishment on broadcast stations.

He held that the NBC code, which gives the commission the power to impose a sanction, conflicted with section 6 of the constitution which vested judicial powers in the court of law. He added that the NBC, not being Nigeria police, had no power to conduct a criminal investigation that would lead to criminal trial and imposition of sanctions. But the NBC, in the statement on Friday in Abuja, said it had applied for a Certified Copy of the judgment.

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