Court To Hear Patience Jonathan’s Suit Against EFCC In December

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed Dec. 7 to hear a suit by ex-First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, against the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, seeking to unfreeze her account.

Other respondents in the suit are Skye Bank and a former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripama-Owei Dudafa.

Also joined in the suit are Pluto Property and Investment company Ltd, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd, Transocean Property and Investment Company Ltd and Globus Integrarted Service Ltd.

The ex-first lady is demanding the sum of $200 million from the commission as damages for infringing on her rights.

She is also urging the court to issue an order discharging the freezing order and restrain the EFCC and its agent from further placing a freezing order on the said accounts.

When the case was called on Wednesday, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, announced appearance for the EFCC, while Mr. Granville Abibo (SAN) appeared for Jonathan.

Addressing the court, Oyedepo informed the judge that the case was coming up for the first time, adding that some of the respondents had yet to be served with the court’s processes.

He said the case was not yet “ripe for hearing”, having been served with the processes on Oct. 19 and is yet to file a response.

His submission was, however, not contested by counsel to the plaintiff.

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The Compliment Your Partner LOVES To Hear, Based On Their Zodiac

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Independent Aries tends to be self-involved, and their adventurous streak contributes to their constant impulsiveness. They prefer situations where they have control. Make sure to always tell your Aries lover how you admire their free spirit, as this is a part of them they can never shake off.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

The most stubborn of the signs, Taurus will not give up on a task or situation until it goes the way they envision it. Be patient with your Taurus lover when they’re in the zone. Remember to tell them how much you appreciate the fact that they never give up because it means they won’t ever give up on your love.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Impulsive, devious, and with a taste for adventure, there’s always something going on when a Gemini is involved. As their lover, this means you get to join them for the ride. Life isn’t boring with your Gemini lover, so don’t forget to tell them this constantly.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Loyal and caring, Cancer can also be a little clingy — even toward you, their lover. Be patient and take into account their sensitive nature. They’re always doing something for you, special occasion or not, so don’t forget to say “thank you” for all their efforts. Because really, your happiness is their happiness.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

They may be vain, but when it comes to love, Leos are fiercely loyal and devoted. They would move mountains if it meant making sure that their lover gets everything they want and need. In turn, ensure them always of your own loyalty, devotion, and admiration, for that’s all they need.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Analytical and practical, Virgo’s approach to love comes with logic. Don’t get them wrong though — they’re some of the most loyal and truthful of the signs. They would never lie or do something they’ve already analyzed will hurt you. All you have to do is tell them that you trust their judgment and they’ll feel especially proud.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The hopeless dreamer of the signs, Libras have an idealistic view of love. They will always strive to achieve the perfect relationship even if it’s unrealistic. Don’t mock them for this. Instead, even if you know it will never be perfect, share in their dreams and idealism. In this way, you can both grow closer while striving for this “perfect” relationship.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Although Scorpios can be suspicious and jealous, they’re loyal and passionate lovers. Make sure to always ensure them of your love, loyalty, and admiration so they don’t doubt your relationship.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Sagittarius are big balls of independent energy waiting to explode, and because of this they can get careless, which leads to trouble. Ensure your Sagittarius lover that they don’t have to tone down their energy because you’re there watching out for them. They will greatly appreciate your dedication.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Capricorns are super independent and distrustful, so it’s difficult for them to form strong relationships. As their lover, you obviously mean a great deal to them and they do everything with you in mind. Don’t forget to tell them how much you admire their skills and congratulate them in their success.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Witty and clever Aquarius is always coming up with new thoughts and ideas, which they will excitedly share with you. Encourage this part of their nature; it shows them how much you support their ideas, which means a great deal to them.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

The most emotionally sensitive of the signs, Pisces seeks approval for a good majority of their interests. As their lover, ensure them of your love by supporting these interests, ask them questions, and even try a few out for your Pisces lover’s sake. It will make them extremely happy.

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Abia: Justice Abang Refuses To Hear Ikpeazu’s Application

Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday refused to hear Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu’s application for stay of execution of the June 27 judgment of the court removing him (Ikpeazu) as governor.

The judge instead directed Ikpeazu and Uche Ogah, who are both claiming to be the legitimate Governor of Abia State to go before the Court of Appeal for the resolution of the stalemate in the state.

He directed that Ikpeazu and Ogah, who was ordered to be issued fresh Certificate of Return in the June 27 judgment , should go to the Court of Appeal to argue the motion for stay of execution.

This he said was because the lawyers to the two of them (Ikpeazu and Ogah) had argued that he (the judge) no longer had jurisdiction to hear the motion.

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ECOWAS Court To Hear Dasuki’s Case

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court has set aside objections by the Federal Government to a case brought before it by former national security adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, who claimed that he has been unlawfully arrested and detained without trial.

The court ruled on Monday that it will hear the case, saying the matter dealt with “fundamental” human rights issues.

Dasuki, on trial for fraud in connection with the alleged looting of millions of dollars from arms contracts, has been detained since December despite being granted bail.

“From the totality of the issues brought before this court, it is clear and there is no ambiguity that the applicant is seeking enforcement of his right to freedom,” said Judge Friday Chijoke Nwoke.

“In our opinion, what Dasuki brought before us as a case is an issue for the enforcement of his fundamental rights to liberty.”

The ECOWAS decision to hear Dasuki’s case comes less than a week after an Abuja court directed the Nigerian government to allow the former security chief access to his lawyers.

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24 Things All Guys Want To Hear From Their Girlfriend

  1. “I won the lottery.”
  2. “You are the best person in the world.”
  3.  “I’m angry about something and I’m about to tell you exactly what I’m angry about.”
  4. “I literally don’t care how much time you spend away from me.”
  5. “Hey, real quick, can you spend the next hour and a half explaining this really nerdy and inconsequential thing to me?”
  6. “I think my boobs got bigger.”
  7. “I’m proud of you.”
  8. “I didn’t believe in true love until I met you.”
  9. “Let’s have sex.”
  10. “I just got a job as a professional food critic so I guess we’re going to be eating out a lot more.”
  11. “I can’t stay mad at you.”
  12. “I think I’m going to start walking around the house naked more.”
  13. “I’m going out for drinks with my friends and you don’t have to come.”
  14. “I made bacon.”
  15. “I’ve decided I’m not going to put on this Justin Bieber track a third time. I’m done with it.”
  16. “I have a bunch of really important and stressful things I want to talk about but I know you’re going to bed so I’m going to save them for tomorrow.”
  17. “I support you no matter what.”
  18. “I think you should turn this room into a man cave.”
  19. “There’s nowhere else I’d rather be than with you.”
  20. “Look! A magic lamp!”
  21. “I just won free pizza for life.”
  22. “Hey, I think tonight we should try anal.”
  23. “Oh, you’re sick? I believe you and I don’t think you’re being a baby about it.”
  24. “Definitely grow your hair and beard out as long as you want. I love when you look unkempt. It’s sexy.”

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Court To Hear Suit In Termination Of Appointment Of 110 ABU Staff On May 21

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, has fixed May 21 for further hearing in a suit against Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, over the termination of the appointment of 110 staff. Justice Peter Lifu (JP) gave the ruling on Wednesday. The suit was instituted against ABU, the Federal Ministry of Education and the Attorney-General of the Federation in December 2012 over the termination of the claimants’ employment between 1996 to 1999.

The Counsel to the 1st respondent, Mr Ewere Aliemeke, in his preliminary objection, argued that the military regime, as the sole administrator of the school, had the authority to dismiss the staff and as such their suit was “statute-barred’’.

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