Visa ban, Asset Seizure, Other Sanctions Await Govt Officials As UK Parliament Lambast FG Over #EndSARS

-Adewale Adetoyese Huge sanctions including visa ban, freezing of assets and stopping the funding and training for the Nigeria Police Force among others now await Nigerian government officials and security agents over their roles in the controversial #EndSARS protests. TellAfrica gathered that this is as members of the United Kingdom Parliament on Monday took turns to lambast the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government for the attack and intimidation of protesters who took part in the #EndSARS demonstrations. The debate was sequel to a petition started by Silas Ojo which…

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Lawyers Commence Petition To Strip A.G Malami Abubakar Of SAN Title

A group of lawyers have signed a petition demanding the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, be stripped of the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria over his recent unilateral amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007. The petition registered by Izu Aniagu, on change.org, is titled, “Sign to strip Nigeria’s AGF, Abubakar Malami, the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria” had received over 380 signatures. Aniagu claimed among other things that Malami unilaterally deleted the provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which provide…

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Gov. Akeredolu Submits Petition Against Former SSG Over Electoral Manipulation Claim

The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakunri Rotimi Akeredolu, and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have petitioned the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji, over an allegation by the former Secretary to the State Government. The former SSG had alleged that the 2016 governorship election was manipulated in favour of the incumbent Governor Akeredolu. Ifedayo Abegunde, the ex-SSG, disclosed in a radio interview that, himself and some other powerful individuals helped Mr Akeredolu win the election. After a backlash from Mr Akeredolu last week, the ex-SSG recanted his…

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