Ozekhome asks FG to apologise to Justice Ademola, wife, Agi

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, yesterday, asked the Federal Government to tender a public apology to Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court over the nocturnal raid of his home by operatives of the Department of State Service, (DSS) and his subsequent arrest and trial on “false corruption charges”. In his reaction to an Abuja High Court ruling, which dismissed all the 18 counts charge against the judge, Ozekhome insisted that the apology should also be extended to Ademola’s wife, Olabowale, and…

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Magu: Falana, Ozekhome, Layonu, others split over Senate’s ultimatum

AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers could not agree on Senate’s constitutional powers to demand the sack of the czar of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu     Lawyers were at the weekend, pitted against each other on the propriety or otherwise of a two-week ultimatum given to the Federal Government by the Senate within which to sack the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Mustafa Magu. The lawmakers had threatened not to attend to any executive bill except the Federal…

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Ozekhome, Eyiboh, others condemn use of courts to frustrate legislative oversight

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome and other lawyers yesterday condemned the act of using the court to frustrate legislative oversight functions, describing it as a danger to democracy in Nigeria. Speaking with Sunday Telegraph, Ozekhome said it is quite dangerous and unbecoming for serving officers of the Executive to run to court each time they are summoned by the Senate or  the National Assembly in the exercise of their oversight functions clearly provided for in sections 88 and 89 of the 1999 Constitution. In the last couple…

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