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JUSUN, Lawyers Protest Over Judiciary’s Financial Autonomy

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Strike Won't Be Called Off Until Demands On Financial Autonomy Are Met - JUSUN

The Nigerian senate has joined voices with striking judiciary workers to demand financial autonomy for the judiciary. The senate has challenged governors of the country’s 36 states to grant full autonomy to the judiciary in their various states.

Last year, president Muhammadu Buhari signed a yet-to-be-implemented executive order granting financial autonomy to state legislatures and judiciary. Protests demanding financial autonomy for the judiciary were held in different parts of the country on Monday. Striking members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and lawyers, from the Nigerian Bar Association, demonstrated against what they call the unwillingness of the government to respect the financial autonomy of the judiciary.

JUSUN began an indefinite nationwide strike two weeks ago demanding the implementation of the constitutional provisions granting financial autonomy to the third arm of government. The industrial action has now grounded court activities for two weeks across the nation.

The Nigerian Bar Association has directed members to visit state government houses to meet with governors on how to meet the striking workers’ demands. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), said it has reached an agreement to implement autonomy for state legislature, judiciary next month, May.

Meanwhile, NBA senior members have asked president Muhammadu Buhari to invoke executive order 10 against state governors as a way of compelling them to respect the nation’s constitution and the rule of law on separation of powers.

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Power Restored To National Grid After System Collapse

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Ghanaians Blames Power Firm For Nationwide Blackout

The Transmission Company of Nigeria says power has been restored to national grid after a system collapse left most of the nation in the dark on Wednesday.

The company said on Thursday electricity has been restored across the entire grid through which distribution companies offtake electricity they deliver to consumers nationwide.

TCN’s public affairs general manager Ndidi Mbah, says experts were already making efforts to fully restore electricity on the grid.

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Army Denies Boko Haram’s Eid Donations Report

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The Nigerian Army has denied reports that Boko Haram insurgents distributed Eid donations to communities in the northern states of Borno and Yobe.

Reports alleged the terrorist group had donated food and money to residents in attempts to woo them to support its activities.

The army says the reports were “propaganda,” and that it had conducted investigations and established the reports were untrue.

The army said in a statement “our team of eagle-eyed analysts went further to critically examine the pictures attached to this malicious publication and discovered that they were simply stage-managed in a typical terrorists-styled propaganda.

Nigeria continues to experience a wave of insecurity occasioned by attacks and kidnappings carried out by Boko Haram militants.

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Nigeria Seeks To Tap Into Digital Economy

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