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Nigeria Judiciary is under financial bondage – CJN Tanko
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Monday said that the Nigeria judiciary is under financial bondage.
He noted that the judiciary might be independent in conducting cases brought before it, but the independence had been lost to the lack of financial freedom.
“If you say that I am independent, but in a way, whether I like it or not, I have to go cap in hand asking for funds to run my office, then I have completely lost my independence.
“It is like saying a cow is free to graze about in the meadow but at the same time, tying it firmly to a tree. Where is the freedom?”
FIRS denies sponsoring APC election campaign with N90billion
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has denied reports that it provided N90billion to finance the election campaign of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the last general election.
The FIRS urged Nigerians to ignore Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, who alleged that it sponsored APC through VP Yemi Osinbajo with the same amount.
CBN sanctions GTB, UBA, Access and Fidelity
The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria sanctioned four banks (Guarantee Trust Bank, United Bank for Africa, Access Bank, Fidelity Bank) between January and June over alleged money laundering.
The CBN allegedly sanctioned the banks for failing to comply with its Know-Your-Customers guideline.
GTB, UBA, Access Bank and Fidelity Bank paid a fine of N10million, N8million, N8million, and N4million respectively.
Stop telling lies just to bring me down – Obi tells Ngige
Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, of twisting his achievements with lies.
“What is most condemnable in Ngige’s attacks are the lies he tells just to bring Obi down,” Obi said.
Obi who was a former governor of Anambra State, noted that Ngige who was his predecessor cannot diminish him with his campaign of calumny, adding that the minister’s achievement as governor was too little to erase his achievements and reputation in the state.
How Shehu Sani reacted to the charges against Sowore
Shehu Sani, the former Senator representing Kaduna Central, has vehemently condemned the trial of Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters.
According to Sani, the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has created fears in the country. He noted that the charges against Sowore had stained the human rights records of the Buhari’s administration.
“Sowore’s trial is unnecessary and uncalled for because it would only further stain the human rights record of this administration, diminish and dent the moral standing of our country,” Sani said.
Mr. Joseph Simeon is an Editor/Content Creator at Naija Buzz News. He is an experienced content creator. He currently leads a small group of talented writers at Naija Buzz News. He previously served as the Relationship Editor at 1Push.Ng. He studied Public Administration at the Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State, before proceeding to Kaduna Polytechnic Kaduna for his Advance Studies in Public Administration. Simeon loves and enjoys playing football.