Hi learned friends, it’s another week and we’re back with a round-up of the important and interesting events that went down last week. Sit back and have a fun read!
First, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, disclosed at the beginning of the week that the Federal Government has spent a whooping sum of N13 trillion and that’s the FG being conservative. Wow! This becomes even more surprising when you realize, according to the SGF, that the figure could have been higher if other economic and opportunity costs to the nation were computed and built into the expenditures.
Next, the Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, kicked against the bill before the National Assembly seeking to control the migration of doctors for greener pastures abroad. The legislation titled, ‘A Bill for an Act to amend the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act… to mandate any Nigeria-trained medical or dental practitioner to practice in Nigeria for a minimum of five years before being granted a full license by the council to make quality health services available to Nigeria; and for related matters’, was met with disapproval by medical practitioners. The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced its plan to embark on a five-day warning strike with the immediate withdrawal of the bill as one of its foremost demands.
Next, Buhari reappointed Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN) as the Chairman of the Council of Legal Education (CLE) for another four-year term.
Seun Kuti, the youngest child of famous Afrobeat's legend, Fela Kuti, was caught on camera last Tuesday assaulting rather calm police officer along the Third Mainland Bridge expressway. There have been certain speculations around this incident ever since and we can confirm that the accused will be represented by the famous legal juggernaut, Femi Falana (SAN). Falana defending Seun Kuti didn’t really come as much of a surprise but what definitely came as a surprise was Layi Wasabi’s short video defending the accused. Yes! That’s your cue to check it out, your day will definitely appreciate you J.
The Federal Government revealed last week that it spends over N1million annually on maintaining each inmate stating that the government would stop feeding inmates who are state offenders by the end of the year. We're definitely not the only ones to think of this new report as contrasting the stories we’ve always heard.
Lastly, and on the international scene, the United Kingdom Court of Appeal has fixed before 14th of July, 2023 as the date to hear Nnamdi’s Kanu extraordinary rendition appeal. This came after a certain Lord Justice Lewis granted Kanu’s family the permission to appeal the UK High Court judgment that found that the British authorities could lawfully evade reaching any conclusion on whether Kanu has been tortured, subjected to extraordinary rendition, and arbitrarily detained.
We hope you enjoyed reading this week’s edition, do have a lovely weekend!