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Hate Speech Bill sponsor removes death penalty
Senator Sabi Abdullahi, the sponsor of the proposed Hate Speech Bill which has been so far greeted with wide vehement condemnation, has decided to remove the death penalty from the bill.
He noted that the death by hanging option would be amended by the senate when it would be debated on the floor of the senate.
“We have followed closely arguments for and against the hate speech bill, and seen the reason why some kicked against it. Given the high respect which we have for Nigerians, we will make amendment to the death penalty aspect that most Nigerians objected to, so that a bill that meets their expectations is passed into law,” the senator said.
ASUU orders university lecturers to shun IPPIS enrolment
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has order its members to ignore the directive from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to enrol academic staff on the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
ASUU noted that the federal government cannot force its members to be captured in the IPPIS, adding that the universities need financial autonomy and the enrolment of lecturers would only take universities back to core civil service.
President Buhari condemns gruesome killing of PDP Women Leader in Kogi
President Muhammadu Buhari has vehemently condemned the gruesome killing of Madam Achejuh Abuh, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader in Kogi State.
Buhari who described her killing as a primitive behaviour noted that those responsible must be brought to justice because such act cannot be condoned.
“President Muhammadu Buhari expects scrupulous investigation into the heinous murder of Madam Achejuh Abuh, Woman Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Wada/Aro campaign council, in the just-concluded gubernatorial election in Kogi State,” Buhari’s aide, Garba Shehu, said.
Buhari treats judges with disdain – Amnesty International lawyer
Kolawole Olaniyan, Amnesty International lawyer, alleges that President Muhammadu Buhari treats court orders with disdain and has so far since resuming office in May 2015 disobeyed 40 court orders.
He noted that Buhari has expressed “stunning disregard for the rule of law and human rights, ignoring Nigerian judges on at least 40 occasions.”
Yari can visit Zamfara if he would be law abiding –Matawalle
Bello Matawalle, the Governor of Zamfara State, says that his predecessor, ex-governor Abdulaziz Yari, is only allowed to visit the state if he would be law abiding.
Governor Matawalle had accused Yari of causing the recent banditry attacks in the state.
According to the governor, Yari could visit his hometown provided he would not sabotage the efforts of his government to ensure peace in Zamfara.
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