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Rivers Govt Lampoons NJC For Politicizing Appointment Of State Chief Judge

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Chibuike-Rotimi-AmaechiThe Rivers State Government has berated the National Judicial Commission (NJC) for allegedly allowing itself to be manipulated for partisan reasons.

Speaking on the crisis rocking the Rivers State judiciary, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Worgu Boms, who was speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Monday, decried the attempt by the NJC to force the State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, to choose a particular candidate as the state acting chief judge.

Describing the action of the NJC as unacceptable, Boms lamented that the judicial arm of government in the state had been comprised due to its involvement in partisan politics.

The commissioner, however, exonerated the state government from the attempt to politicize the judiciary, adding that unfolding events in the state judiciary were a bad precedence that could have been avoided.

The NJC had in a letter, instructed judges of the Rivers State Judiciary not to acknowledge the appointment of anyone as acting chief judge from Gov. Amaechi, except if Justice Daisy Okocha, which it had earlier recommended for the position, is accepted by the governor.

He said, “It is unfortunate that there are dedicated attempts to politicize the judiciary; certainly not from our own side.

“The lawmakers knew that there may not be smooth transition from one chief judge to the other and they said in the meantime, the governor is empowered without recourse to anybody to appoint an acting chief judge, whose tenure will only be for three months.

“He can’t reappoint that same person except on the approval of the NJC. So the NJC comes in only at the point of reappointing that same person. In this case, we have not gone to the NJC; we want to appoint another person.

“The NJC now writes letters to judges; ‘don’t accept appointment from him unless he appoints a particular person’. If you were governor, would you accede to that? It is not possible.

“So, who started the politicization? I have powers to appoint and you have no business in it; you come to tell me to appoint a particular person; you are neither a court nor the appointing authority.

“It is unfortunate and this is public issue and no hiding about it.  It happened in Osun; it’s happening in Abia till now, in Adamawa, the same thing. No judge was written to decline being appointed and I have told you here that judges are under the discipline of the NJC”, Boms said.

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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