Top Headlines from Naija News, Wednesday, 20th September 2023:
President Bola Tinubu has given his nod for the appointment of 18 Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants to aid in the execution of the Federal Government’s comprehensive agenda spanning various sectors of the economy. This update was conveyed by Olusola Abiola, the Director of Information at the Office of the Vice President, in a statement released on Monday.
The team comprises six Special Advisers and twelve Senior Special Assistants, who will be stationed in the Vice President’s office to provide essential support for implementing the Tinubu administration’s “Renewed Hope” agenda.
Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday, September 18, 2023, admitted in evidence more documents tendered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Ismail Mustapha, also known as Mompha, through its third prosecution witness, Ayotunde Solademi, a staff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Office of Legal Attache US Consulate, Lagos.
The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on January 12, 2022 arraigned Mompha alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity, retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, laundering of funds obtained through unlawful activity, failure to disclose assets and property, possession of documents containing false pretence and use of property derived from unlawful act.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is expressing grief over the passing of singer Mohbad and has requested the involvement of the Department of State Services (DSS) in investigating his death.
The popular Afrobeats artist passed away last week and has since been laid to rest, prompting a police inquiry into the matter.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the February 25th, 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar has approached the Supreme Court seeking a nullification of the Presidential Election Petition Court’s judgement.
IDOMA VOICE recalls that the presidential tribunal on the 6th of September, 2023 upheld the declaration of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.
The President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu on Monday, September 18, met with his counterpart from South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa in New York.
The two leaders met ahead of the commencement of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and held fruitful, cross-sectoral discussions.
The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has asked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal government to refrain from any attempt to harass or intimidate any member of the opposition parties.
In a statement released via his X handle on Monday, Atiku said any attempts to use the country’s security agencies to harass or illegally detain any Nigerian across the internet who speaks up only to seek a better country would be rejected.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday approved the arrest of Senator Ahmad Muhammad Bulkachuwa for publicly claiming that he influenced the decisions of his wife, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa who was a former Court of Appeal President.
The court held that the lawmaker has no right to influence the judgments of a judge.
Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that conditions that encourage coups to happen should be avoided as much as possible.
The former Nigerian President who served as both a military and democratically elected leader argued that the rising military coups in Africa show that the youths are tired of some things and in need of a liberator.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given the Federal Government an ultimatum till Friday to meet their demands or risk them embarking on strike.
The warning came after the Federal Government met with leaders of the organized union and pleaded for more time to address their grievances.
The presidential candidate of the Labour party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court against the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal which upheld the victory of the President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress (APC)
The 73-page notes of appeal filed on Tuesday come shortly after People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar approached the Supreme Court earlier today seeking a nullification of the PEPT judgement.