• Rights group petitions UN over poor, unfair treatment of Super Falcons

    Rights group petitions UN over poor, unfair treatment of Super Falcons

    A human rights group, The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has petitioned the UN Working Group on the issues of discrimination against women in law and in practice, requesting the body to use its mandates and position to urgently request the Nigerian government and the Nigerian Football Federation to end the discriminatory and unfair treatment of the players of the Super Falcons of Nigeria who recently won the African Women Cup of Nation.

    The organization in its petition, urged the […]

  • Mohammed Babangida’s ex-wife petitions Buhari over alleged plan to abduct her children

    Mohammed Babangida’s ex-wife petitions Buhari over alleged plan to abduct her children

    According to reports, the estranged wife of the son of former President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Mr. Mohammed Badamasi Babangida, has petitioned President Mohammadu Buhari over attempted forceful abduction of two of her children by her ex-husband from their school in Abuja.

    In a petition dated November 9, 2016 and signed by a former Attorney General of Nasarawa State, Mr. Innocent Lagi, Ms Yakolo Indimi, has alleged numerous acts of arbitrary abuse of power and privileges by Babangida, using The Nigerian Police, […]

  • Group petitions EFCC over Oshiomhole’s alleged corruption

    Group petitions EFCC over Oshiomhole’s alleged corruption

    Concerned Edo Non-Governmental Organisations and Stakeholders, have petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), calling for the immediate investigation of Governor Adams Oshiomohole, over alleged diversion and misappropriation of funds.

    In the petition signed by Dr. Osadolor Ochei and Mr. Kola Edokpayi and addressed to Acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, the group alleged that a significant part of funds borrowed by Oshiomohole’s administration were diverted by the governor for his private use and those of his cronies.

    The group also claimed […]

  • NJC plans to stop publication of petitions against judges

    NJC plans to stop publication of petitions against judges

    It was gathered that the National Judicial Council is set to bar media reportage of allegations of misconduct levelled against judges and employees of the judiciary.

    This is contained in the National Judicial Policy to be launched by the NJC on Monday and which will widen the dark veil that shields disciplinary proceedings against judges.

    Under the new policy, the NJC or any institutions of the judiciary shall discard a complaint sent against a judge or employee of the judiciary for investigation […]

  • N12m Jeep Tussle: Pastor Petitions Magu Over Alleged Extortions By EFCC Officials

    N12m Jeep Tussle: Pastor Petitions Magu Over Alleged Extortions By EFCC Officials

    According to reports, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has ordered immediate investigation into the alleged extortion petitions against some officials of the commission by a Pastor.

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  • Courts in Kwara record 38 divorce petitions in 8 months

    Courts in Kwara record 38 divorce petitions in 8 months

    No fewer than 38 divorce petitions were filed in courts in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara between January and August, 2016.

    Some of the reasons adduced for the petitioners, included lack of love, desertion, uncaring attitudes and assaults.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 28 petitions were filed at the Area Court while the remaining 10 were at the Upper Area Court and High Court.

    Similarly, 15 marriages were dissolved, 11 amicably resolved, while 12 others were still pending.

    NAN […]

  • Aero Contractors petitions Chief Judge over bias allegation

    Aero Contractors petitions Chief Judge over bias allegation

    Aero Contractors of Nigeria Limited has petitioned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, over allegation of granting an order of interim injunction by a justice of the Court, without consideration to a pending judgment in the same suit before his court.

    The firm is asking the Chief Judge to immediately transfer the case file from the court to any other judge who will adjudicate on the matter without any form of bias.

    The petition, dated May 4, […]

  • Oba-elect petitions Ambode over alledged plans to kidnap, kill him

    Oba-elect petitions Ambode over alledged plans to kidnap, kill him

    An Oba-elect, Babatunde Olarinde of Oguntedo Town in Ori-Ade LCDA of Lagos State, has petitioned Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode over threat to kidnap and kill him.

    Olarinde’s petition, a copy of which made available on Tuesday, alleged that one Mr Tunde Faduola and some others were after his life.

    The petitioner, of Ajoa Oluokun Family in Oguntedo Town situated along Lagos/Badagry Expressway, urged Ambode to protect and save his life from his alleged assailants.

    Olarinde, a lawyer, in his petition, said that he awarded […]

  • Maritime workers petitions minister over activities of shipping companies

    Maritime workers petitions minister over activities of shipping companies

    Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has petitioned the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi, over activities of some shipping companies, consignees and agents considered anti-workers and inimical to the nation’s economy.

    They urged Ameachi to intervene to forestall a nationwide industrial unrest.

    The union, in the petition dated July 11, 2016, claimed that some of the affected shipping companies would berth without submitting their manifests to the Stevedoring Contractors for billing or allowing all the statutory bodies to board the vessels for […]