NBA Shortlists 9 Applicants For Supreme Court Justices
The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has forwarded the names of nine eligible applicants to the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Samuel Onnoghen as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
The names include Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN; Anthony Ikemefuna Idigbe, SAN; Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN; Miannayaaja Essien, SAN; Awa Uma Kalu, SAN; Professor Awalu Hamish Yadudu; Tajudeen Oladoja; Ayuba Giwa.
Qatar Airways’s Plane Tyre Burst At Lagos Airport
At about 3pm on Thursday, one of the tyres of a Doha-bound Qatar Airways aircraft burst while it was attempting to take-off at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
$1b No longer Realistic For Ogoni Cleanup – Board Of Trustees
The Board of Trustees on Ogoni cleanup has described the initial $1 billion earmarked for the project as unrealistic in the face of rising exchange rate of the naira.
The President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr. Legborsi Pyagbara, disclosed this yesterday after their meeting in Port Harcourt.
Lagos To Train 1 Million Residents On Computer Coding
Lagos State Government, through its initiative, CodeLagos, is seeking to teach at least one million residents to code by 2019 and also foster necessary skills to create sustainable solutions to social challenges and create employment opportunities.
Application process will be primarily online.
US Department Of State Issues Updated Nigerian Travel Warning
In a statement that replaces the Travel Warning dated August 3, 2016, US Department Of State Issues warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria and recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all but essential travel to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable.
Due to the risk of kidnappings, robberies, and other armed attacks, U.S. citizens should also avoid all but essential travel to: Bayelsa, Delta, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and Zamfara states.
Over 108 Million Nigerians Technically Homeless – BPSR
The Bureau of Public Service Reform (BPSR) has cautioned that over 108 million Nigerians technically homeless and the 100,000 houses built yearly in the country as insufficient. It added that it was time stakeholders joined government’s efforts in providing affordable houses for the people by taking advantage of the ongoing Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) programme.
NCDMB To Disqualify Defaulters of Oil Industry Contracts
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), during a stakeholders forum in Lagos, announced that it would conduct a forensic audit of the industry to track and recover due payments on the Nigerian Content Development Fund (NCDF) held by some companies.
Blame Army, Police And Customs For High Cost Of Food – Audu Ogbeh
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has blamed the rise in the cost of food prices on what he called extortionist practices of men of the Nigerian Police, Army, and Nigerian Customs Services at the nations various checkpoints and ports.