This is a round-up of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, 8th, November 2019.
FG Strips EFCC, ICPC’s Powers To Seize Assets In Corruption Cases.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has banned all antigraft agencies in the country from seizing assets of corrupt public officials.
Naija News understands that the order was released in a new government gazette that has now been made public.
Osinbajo: Stop Covering Up Misdeeds, ICPC Tells Obono-Obla
The Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Bolaji Owasanoye, has asked Okoi Obono-Obla, the former Chairman of the SPIP, to stopping weaving religious, ethnicity and partisanship sentiments.
Naija News reports that SPIP stands for the Special Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property Property (SPIP).
Finally, PDP’s Olujimi Breaks Silence On Appeal Court Victory
Former Senate Minority Leader, Abiodun Olujimi has reacted to her victory over Senator Dayo Adeyeye (APC-Ekiti South) at the Court of Appeal.
Naija News reports that the Appeal Court had sacked Dayo Adeyeye of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Court of Appeal delivered the judgment on Wednesday in Kaduna, northern Nigeria, after an initial change of venue from Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Appeal Court Rules On Orji Uzor Kalu’s Election Victory
The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has upheld the election of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu for Abia North Senatorial district.
The lead judge, R.A Ada, who read the judgment berated the elections petitions tribunal for ordering a rerun in some electoral wards in Abia North. Justice Ada said the premise on which the Elections Petitions Tribunal cancelled Orji’s victory was illegal.
Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB Fires Back At Junaid Moh’d, Ango Abdullahi
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has berated Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed for insulting its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Naija News reports that Junaid had berated Nnamdi Kanu for giving conditions to return to Nigeria.
The pro-Biafra activists had expressed readiness to return to Nigeria to continue his trial at the Abuja Federal High Court.