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Breaking:Court Suspends NUJ Delegates Conference

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Justice Opeloye Ogunbowale of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria has ordered the immediate suspension of all actions relating to the National
Delegates Conference of the NIgeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), which is the 10th Respondents fixed to come up between the 3rd to 5th of October,

This was contained in the court orders, which true certified copies sighted by our correspondent was dated September 30, 2021, signed by Senior Registrar, Ajakaiye O. M.

“An Order of the Honourable Court suspending all actions,proceedings, steps, processes relating to the National Delegates Conference of the 10th Respondents fixed to come up between the 3rd to 5th of October, 2021, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice already filed in this suit.

“An order for suspension of all actions, proceedings, Steps, and processes relating to the national delegates conference of the 10th Respondents fixed to come up between the 3rd and 5th of October, 2021, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice in this case,” it said.

In the suit filed by MR. SOJI AMOSU
(Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Council)
2. MR. AYOKUNLE EWUOSO
(SECRETARY, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Council) who serve as Applicants, 15 respondendents were listed, namely;

1. MR.GARBA MUHAMMED
(Chairman, Credentials Committee)
2. MR. VICTOR NDUKWE
(Secretary, Credentials Committee)
3. MRS. LADI BALA
(Member, Credentials Committee)
4. MR. ISA SHUNI
(Member, Credentials Committee)
5. MR. LEKE ADEGBITE
(Member, Credentials Committee)
6. MR. KENNETH OFOMA
(Member, Credentials Committee)
7. MR. EMMANUEL OGBEUWE
(Member, Credentials Committee)
8. MR. MOHAMMED IBRAHIM
(Member, Credentials Committee)
9. MR. VICTOR UDI
(Member, Credentials Committee)
10. NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS
(Member, Credentials Committee)
11. MR. CHRIS ISIGUZo
(President, Nigeria Union of Journalists)
12. MR. SHUAIB USMAN LEMAN
(National Secretary, Nigeria Union of Journalists)
13. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL,
(Nigeria Union of Journalists)
14. MR. WALE OLUOKUN
15. CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE

It said that enrolment of this order should be served on the Respondents.

“Ruling is hereby entered accordingly. Case is adjourned to 26/10/2021 for hearing of motion on notice.

“Hearing notices to be issue on the Respondents,” it said.

The Enrolment Of Order Upon Motion Exparte dated 21/09/2021, praying for the following orders:
“a. An Order of interim injunction restraining the
Respondents jointly and severally by themselves, their
agents servants, privies, officers or any person however described from pertorming, aiding and or executing any act for the purposes of conducting any election into the National Offices of the 10th Respondents, pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

“b. An Order of this Honourable Court granting an interim injunction restraining the Respondents jointly and severally, their privies, servants or agents from interfering Secretary of the Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, presently being occupied by the Applicants as recognized by the judgment of this court delivered by Honorable Justice J.D Peters.”

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Breaking:Emir of Dutse Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi Passes On

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Late Emir Of Dutse Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi

 

The Emir of Dutse  in Jigawa state North West Nigeria Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi is Dead.

In his verified Facebook handle a traditional title holder Santurakin Dutse  and PDP Gubernatorial Candidate of Jigawa state Mustafa Sule Lamido made the statement.

 

Another credible source from the Capital of Jigawa state told NIGERIAN TRACKER that Emir Nuhu Sunusi died today in Abuja but did not disclose the place where he died.

NIGERIAN TRACKER recalls that Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi was appointed Emir of Dutse by the military administration of Late Colonel Ibrahim Aliyu in 1995 after the passing away of his father Muhammadu Sunusi.

 

He reigned as the Emir for 28 years

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Naira Controversy: Emefiele Appears Before Reps. Committee

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Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday appeared before the ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives on the cashless policy and deadline for the replacement of old currency notes.

Emefiele, who was supposed to appear before the Committee last week, failed to do stating he was out of the country with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The House threatenedto invoke the provisions of section 89(1)(d) of the Constitution by issuing a warrant of arrest today to compel him to appear.

The CBN Governor, who appeared with some of his assistants, went into a brief Executive session with members of the committee.

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Cashless system helps in tracking election financing — Osinbajo

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By Chijioke Okoronkwo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says a cashless policy, when effectively operated in Nigeria, can help stem the surge of illicit election financing by making it possible to track funds.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the vice president received a delegation of the EU Election Observation Mission led by Mr Barry Andrews.

The EU Chief Observer is also a member of the European Parliament.

“I think that what we should be looking at is to provide more infrastructures.

“ The cashless thing has been really advantageous and helps with tracking.

“That sort of infrastructure is useful for more financial inclusion and the more financial inclusion you have, the easier it is to track.

“So much money can be spent without it being tracked under the current election financing practices in the country.’’

Osinbajo acknowledged the serious difficulty in controlling election financing because of cash transactions.

According to him, there are still infrastructure issues required to be in place to ensure an efficient cashless system in the country.

“With cash transactions, it is still difficult to seriously control election financing.’’

On electoral offences, the vice president said the Electoral Offences Commission Bill was at the National Assembly.

He said he hoped that it would begin a new regime of dealing with electoral offences which would be helpful.

“By and large, one shouldn’t expect INEC to be the investigator of electoral offences.

“I think that law enforcement agencies should be responsible for arresting and prosecuting offenders, state by state.

“Electoral offences are always seen through a political prism; people will always feel that they are being prosecuted because they belong to a certain party.

“What is more important is that we have to find a system where the police could have a special unit for offences during the course of elections.

“The Federal High Courts could also have a special jurisdiction to deal with offences and not extend beyond the Federal High Courts.”

On the role of the judicial system, Osinbajo said that more attention should be paid to the monitoring of tribunals and their outcomes, calling for more scrutiny from the National Judicial Council.

He disclosed that discussions had been had in the past concerning malfeasance on the part of some judges and those found guilty should be brought to the fore.

“There should be sanctions and that way, we would be able to clean up and correct some of the problems,’’ he said.

In his remarks, Andrews said that the mission would be monitoring the elections coming up next month and hope for a peaceful and fair electoral process.

According to him, it is the 7th time the INEC is inviting the EU Mission to monitor the elections, adding that the team had been in the country since Jan 11 and will be around until the end of March, 2023.

Other members of the delegation include Ms Samuela Isopi, Ambassador, EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS and Mr Thomas Boserup, Deputy Chief Observer, EU Election Observation Mission. (NAN)

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