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Shun Corruption, CJN Advises Judges

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Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, has advised judges to shun corruption and acts capable of tarnishing their reputation and offices.

He gave the warning on Friday in Abuja while swearing in 14 new Justices of the Court of Appeal.

Katsina-Alu said that any judge who accepted bribe was worse than an accused person standing trial, and advised judges against indulging in acts capable of tarnishing the image of the Bench.

“The society in which we live is constantly changing, and it is up to members of the judiciary to live above board.

“This has become imperative in view of the challenges that  continue to emerge during the current democratic dispensation.

“Judges must be prepared to approach issues with an enquiring and critical mind.

“Your judgments must be made without fear or favour. Decisions  must be arrived at after an impartial and objective consideration of the evidence brought before the court,” he added.

President Goodluck Jonathan had on July 13 approved the appointment of 14 Justices of the Court of Appeal and eight judges for the Federal Capital Territory High Courts.

The Justices of the Court of Appeal are Justices Abubakar Alkali and Chinwe Iyizoba of the Adamawa High Court,  Tom Shaibu Yakubu, Kogi High Court; Joseph Sikyegh and Tine Tur, Benue High Court.

Others are Justices Rita Nosakhare Pemu and Samuel Oseji, Delta High Court, Philomena Ekpe, Cross River High Court; Haruna Mohammed Tsammani, Bauchi State High Court; and Mohammed Danjuma, Taraba High Court.

The others are Ita  Mbaba, Akwa Ibom High Court; Akeju Isaiah Olufemi, Ekiti State High Court; Tunde Awotoye, Osun High Court; and Moore Adumein, Bayelsa High Court.

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Northern Senators’ Forum Seeks Lasting Solutions To Insecurity

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Chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, (APC-Sokoto) has called for lasting solutions to tackle the menace of insecurity in the country.
Wamakko made the call while briefing newsmen after the caucus’ closed-door session, held in Abuja, last Wednesday.
He said: “We must continue to find more solutions that can be applied to the security challenges.
“Of course, there are many ways of finding a solution. I know we are using the security outfit very well, but there are other ways of finding lasting solutions to the challenges, facing our country today.
“We are concerned as Nigerians and as northerners.
“This country has to be as free as possible, so that every Nigerian can move freely to do their normal businesses without any fear or security challenge, “he said.
He noted that at resumption on June 22, the forum would hold another meeting which would be aimed at strengthening the decisions taken so far.

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Reps Seek End To Abuses In Orphanages

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The House of Representatives has appealed to the Federal Government to end incessant abuses in orphanages across the country by the operators.
This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. James Owolabi (APC-Lagos) at yesterday’s plenary in Abuja
Speaking on the motion, Owolabi said that many orphanages were not registered, making it impossible for the authorities to ascertain the actual number of children in their custody.
He said that the unregistered orphanages were also involved in illegal operations such as child trafficking and nocturnal abuse of children.
He said it was the responsibility of government to protect the lives and property of citizens including orphans.
The House therefore, urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to collaborate with relevant agencies of government towards ending the abuse.
It mandated the committee on Women Affairs to ensure compliance.

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Ganduje Restates Commitment To Community Policing In Kano

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Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reiterated his commitment to continue partnering with stakeholders in the security sector to ensure the state is safe and peaceful.
Ganduje made this known when the Nigeria Police Force Community Policing Agenda, appointed him as its National Patron.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Abba Anwar in Kano, Ganduje said:”we have community policing at the village, ward , local government, emirates levels.
“We chose 16 young people from each of the 44 local governments areas of the state for constabulary training,” he said.
Responding, the National Secretary of the association, Amb. Ibrahim Aboki said that the governor was nominated for his efforts in strengthening community policing.
“This is a man of honesty, integrity and philanthropy, the able and amiable dynamic leader and a ”Goal Getter:
“The security champion, we are presenting to you, an award and a letter as a National Patron.
“We duly acknowledge your role in pioneering, promoting and consolidating all security formations, security agencies and special constabularies,” he said.

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