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Nigerian Law School backs their decision to expel its student for protesting against seat reservation

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The Nigerian Law School, on Wednesday backs its decision to expel its student, Kayode Bello, in the Bwari, Abuja campus, after protesting against seat reservation in a lecture room.

A statement by the institution’s Head of Information and Protocol, Mr. Chinedu Ukekwe, said Bello was expelled for his “constant” disruptive conduct before, during and after the seat reservation crisis.

According to the statement, Bello had an antecedent of “negative behaviour” having been allegedly expelled by the University of Ibadan during the 2008/2009 academic session.

It stated that on the basis of that, his application to the Law School in 2012 was referred to the Council of Legal Education which resolved that the student should not be offered admission until 2017.

It also stated that as Bello’s “penchant for misbehaviour,” recently came to the fore when a Senior Advocate of Nigeria’s law firm, had to terminate Bello’s stay in the firm where he was attached during the just-concluded internship exercise by all students of the Law school.

On the incident leading to the expulsion of the student from the Law School, the statement stated that reports gathered from Bello’s colleagues indicated that the altercation that arose between the expelled student and a female student over a preferred seat was unfortunate as there were enough seats to go round all the students.

According to the statement, Bello was the one who left  his seat and moved over to  the one occupied by the female student who had only visited the toilet.

It stated that the Head of Students’ Affairs Department issued him a query for his “disorderly behaviour.”

It stated that Bello failed to address the issues and went into “irrelevant narration, alleging bias by the officials.”

It stated that the student went on to embark on a solo protest around the school premises wearing a polo shirt  with “inciting inscriptions.”

He said the student’s “continued disruptive behaviour” raised concern among his colleagues, leading the Students Representative Council to issue “a disclaimer of his actions which was addressed to the Head of Academics on March 21, 2017.”

The statement added that following the disclaimer and “Bello’s continued acts of intransigence and nuisance in the hostel,” the Students’ Affairs Officer issued him another query, but he refused to accept it.

It added that due to “his estranged relationship with his colleagues; and to avoid any break down of law and peaceful co-existence,” a letter of advice was written to him “to vacate the hostel in his interest.”

Bello was said to have  refused to accept the letter but chose to approach the  Bwari Divisional Police Station to lay a complaint of criminal intimidation against the management of the Nigerian Law School, seeking the arrest of all the officers.

He was said to have  urged the police to invite the Chairman, Council of Legal Education for interrogation.

The law school stated that as a result of the development, the student was invited, along with the female student he had an altercation with, the Chairman of the Students Representative Council and the Auditorium Marshall, to appear before the Students Misconduct Committee.

It stated that the committee probed the student’s alleged various infractions of the Students Code of Conduct.

It stated that the student received the letter of invitation but refused to acknowledge receipt of it and failed to appear before the Committee, despite repeated invitations.

It stated, “At conclusion of its deliberations, the Committee found Mr. Bello liable of the allegations against him. It noted that: ‘The Council of Legal Education was magnanimous in its decision to approve the admission of Mr. Bello to the Nigerian Law School,despite the adverse report from his university.’

“It further noted that: ‘Mr. Bello lacks the core attributes, disposition and comportment of an aspirant to the Bar.’

“It therefore recommended his expulsion from the Nigerian Law School.

“The report of the Committee was considered by the Council of Legal Education at its meeting of July 11, 2017, which approved the recommendations accordingly.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated a medium-sized refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State.

The Ibigwe refinery will process 5,000 barrels a day, the president said on his Twitter account.

The president launched the refinery online and said work would begin on expanding the plant to produce 50,000 barrels a day.

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According to Waltersmith, the refinery has a crude oil storage capacity of 60,000 barrels and is expected to deliver about 271 million litres of refined petroleum products, including diesel, kerosene, heavy fuel oil (HFO), and naphtha, per annum to the domestic market and create both direct and indirect jobs particularly within host communities.

He wrote on Twitter:

 

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

Abdulrasheed Maina son, Faisal

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.

Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.

The judge also asked his surety, a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dangaladima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear before the court to show cause why he should not forfeit the N60m bail bond which he signed for Faisal.

Also Read: Alleged Money Laundering: Court Orders Arrest Of Abdulrasheed Maina

At Failsal’s money-laundering trial resumption on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that Maina’s son and Hon. Dangaladima both failed to appear in court since June 24, 2020.

Abubakar, therefore, applied the revocation of his bail and his arrest citing section 184 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The prosecution also applied for the court to order his trial in absentia as provided by 352(4) of ACJA.

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Insecurity: I Don’t See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria – Omokri

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Insecurity: I Don't See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria - Omokri

Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has expressed that he is pessimistic about life returning to normal in Northern Nigeria after the Coronavirus pandemic with the increasing insecurity in the nation.

In the past few days, there have been various reports of kidnapping, killing, and attacks by bandits on citizens in the Northern region of the country.

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Reacting to the situation, Omokri pointed out that due to the insecurity in the region, he foresees marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted virtually.

He wrote:

“Even after #COVID19, I don’t see things returning to normal in Northern Nigeria. Insecurity is overwhelming. I foresee marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted over zoom. Nobody in Northern Nigeria can safely travel. Absolutely NOBODY.”

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