Nigeria: As Budget 2017 Is Signed Into Law

Three weeks after the 2017 budget was sent to the Presidency by the National Assembly, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo signed it into law on Monday last week. Present at the ceremony were Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara who represented the National Assembly. Also present were other top officials of the government including ministers. The N7.44 trillion budget which was passed by the National Assembly represents an increase on the N7.28 trillion package that was presented by President Muhamadu Buhari to the legislature on Wednesday December 14th 2016. Full story

Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201706200978.html

Posted by Hussaini Ali June 21, 2017

Nigeria: Senate orders committee to start treating petitions on corruption

The Senate has expanded the responsibilities of one its Committees to include taking petitions from members of the public on allegations of corrupt practices in any government establishment across the country. Full story

Source: http://www.worldstagegroup.com/worldstagenew/index.php?active=news&newscid=36763&catid=2

Posted by Hussaini Ali June 20, 2017

‘Nigeria Law School should be deregularised’

What’s your view about the falling standard of legal education and how can it be addressed?

It is frighteningly getting lower and lower. We need to push our educators and teachers to state the goal for our legal education. A goal that focuses on the development of competent lawyers conscious of social justice and ethical values. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/features/law/nigeria-law-school-should-be-deregularised/

Posted by Hussaini Ali June 20, 2017

U.S. Launches Law Enforcement and Public Engagement Project

The United States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in collaboration with the CLEEN Foundation yesterday launched a pilot project on public engagement for law enforcement agencies in Nigeria. Full story

Source: http://www.allafrica.com

Posted by Amaka, 8 June 2017

Nigeria Supreme Court gets new Chief Registrar

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has approved the appointment of a new Chief Registrar for the Supreme Court. The newly appointed registrar, Hadizatu Mustapha, will assume office on July 1. She is to replace the current Chief Registrar, Ahmad Saleh, who has been appointed the new Secretary of the National Judicial Council, NJC Full story

Source: www.premiumtimesng.com

Posted by Amaka, 7 June 2017

Government, not private sector, should implement tobacco control law’

If the government is committed to addressing the concerns about production and marketing of tobacco products in the country, it should implement the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA 2015), a group has said. Full story

Source: http://www.guardian.ng

Posted by Amaka, 7 June 2017

Enforce tobacco laws–IPPA tells FG

The Initiative for Public Policy Analysis(IPPA),a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) on Monday called on the Federal Government to enforce its laws on tobacco production, marketing and consumption. Full story

Source: www.nan.ng

Posted by Amaka, 7 June 2017