TLF WEEKLY ROUNDUP
We’re back again this week with hot news specially cooked for you on our weekly round-up of what’s happened so far this week.
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Straight from the oven, our first news feature is sure to attract so many hot takes. The Osun State governorship election petition tribunal, earlier today, nullified the election of Ademola Adeleke as Governor of the state ordering that the Certificate of Return be retrieved from Adeleke and be given to Gboyega Oyetola as the validly elected governor of the state.
For specifics, the tribunal sacked Adeleke for overvoting in some pooling units across the state.
The House of Representatives earlier this week lamented over the imminent disenfranchisement of the Nigerian youths, especially those in higher institutions of learning, as the schools are scheduling examinations close to the forthcoming general election. The House berated the academic associations and commissions to suspend all of such academic activities during the elections.
Remember the 31st of January deadline to phase out the old naira notes? Well, it's getting Wesser! As of Thursday, there were a bulk of complaints from customers claiming that the new naira notes weren't dispensing at the Automated Teller Machines. The scarcity of the new naira notes was so bad that customers were forced to run into the banking halls for cash. An activity which still proved futile for most as they were still given the old naira notes.
Three APC Governors accompanied the APC Presidential candidate for the upcoming elections, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state. This came after "jagaban's" most recent outburst in Abeokuta where he stated, “...even if you change the ink on naira notes, what you want will not happen. We will win. That umbrella party will lose. We will take this government from them — saboteurs that are dragging power with us.”
Good news for our judicial officers! The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has proposed a 200% increase in the basic salaries of all judicial officers and submitted a 144-page memo containing recommendations to this effect to the Revenue and Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMFAC).
Highlights of the recommendations made include basic salary, rent allowance, medical allowance, leave allowance.
On today's episode of being bodacious, a certain 28-year-old man was caught while allegedly trying to steal a generator belonging to a customary court in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State. Folorunsho Olaniyan, the suspect, was caught by the dutiful court registrar, Kareem Tolulope.
Finally, this week, the Federal High Court in Lagos dismissed a suit by a certain resident challenging the Lagos State Government’s restriction of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke NAPEP) from some of its roads. The learned Justice, in his ruling, held that the applicant had failed, among other reasons, to establish that the Lagos State government has no power to ban the operation of tricycles and motorcycles in respect of the designated roads in the state.
We hope you had a good read!
See you next week!👍😃