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Imo State: Why Supreme Court Judgement Should Be “Interrogated” – Mike Ozekhome

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Imo State: Why Supreme Court Judgement Should Be "Interrogated" - Mike Ozekhome

A senior advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, has called on analysts to “interrogate” the supreme court ruling that sacked Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, and declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Hope Uzodinma, winner of last year’s Imo governorship election.  Uzodinma came fourth in that contest.

Ozekhome says the supreme court ruling should be checked to decipher if the judgment was delivered in accordance with the law.  The senior lawyer expressed amazement at how a fourth place finisher in an election could now declared winner by the supreme court.

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He said it is now time for legal pundits, analysts and academicians, to dissect the judgment thoroughly, to see if it met the justice of the case based on available facts.  He said it is important to ensure that the supreme court actually delivered justice according to law.

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Ozekhome also blamed INEC for the frequent intervention by the judiciary in electoral issues.  He said the judiciary’s constant role in settling electoral scores would have been greatly minimized if INEC had done its work correctly.  He said, “INEC is neither independent, impartial nor well-equipped to count the electorate’s votes and also allow such votes to count.”

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NAFDAC: Nigeria To Continue Using Hydroxychloroquine On Covid-19 Patients

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Nigeria To Continue Using Hydroxychloroquine On Covid-19 Patients

Nigeria has rejected the World Health Organization’s directive to suspend trials for chloroquine and hydrochloroquine for the treatment of covid-19 patients because of safety concerns.

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and control (NAFDAC) says there are data to prove that hydroxychloroquine worked for many covid-19 patients.

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NAFDAC director general, professor Mojisola Adeyeye says Nigeria will continue its own clinical trials.

Adeyeye says the country will continue to believe in hydroxychloroquine’s efficacy until medical doctors, research scientists, pharmacists, herbal experts work together to conclude the clinical trial in the next four months.

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Lagos state health commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi, had earlier said the state has concluded plans to roll out hydroxychloroquine trials for possible prevention and treatment of covid-19.

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NSCIA Raises Panel, CAN Meets On Worship Centres’ Reopening

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Christian Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs have started discussions in their different quarters on guidelines to prevent the spread of covid-19 in worship centres once they reopen.

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Both religious groups say the guidelines will be submitted to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for review once completed.

The NSCIA says a committee is presently working on the guidelines, while the Christian Association of Nigeria has scheduled a virtual meeting for a proposal of its own set of proposed guidelines.

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Public transport owners’ association of Nigeria has already submitted to the NCDC, guidelines to reopen interstate transportation.

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Governors To Meet Over Financial Autonomy For States’ Judiciary, Legislature

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Governors Meet Over Financial Autonomy For States' Judiciary, Legislature

The nation’s thirty-six governors will hold their ninth teleconference meeting to discuss president Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to grant financial autonomy to states’ judiciary and legislature codenamed “executive order 10, 2020.”

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President Buhari recently signed the executive order into law which mandates the accountant-general of the federation to deduct all amounts due from source into the coffers of the state legislatures and judiciaries.

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The governors will also discuss the restructuring of states’ loans and the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) deductions

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