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Petrol subsidy removal will save Nigeria N1trn, create jobs annually -Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre SylvaMr Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources says the Federal Government’s decision to fully remove subsidy from petrol will save the country ₦1trn annually and create massive jobs. Sylva, who said this on Thursday, while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, said that beginning from October, Nigerians “can now convert cars using petroleum to gas, which will be cheaper’’. “It is time for Nigerians to face reality and do the right thing. What is deregulation going to do? It is going to free up a lot more money. “At least from the very beginning, it will save us up to a trillion and more every year. “Already, we have taken off the budgetary provision

NBA Stamp and Seal :AGF, Malami Has No Unilateral Power To Amend RPC—Fmr. NBA-GS, Mazi Afam Osigwe

THE former Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and a member of the Body of Benchers, Mazi Afam Osigwe, FCIArb has said the purported amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct being circulated all around should be discountenanced. LegaldeskNG learnt that this was contained in a statement issued by the former NBA scribe which was made available to TheNigeriaLawyer (TNL) titled “PURPORTED AMENDMENT OF RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS, 2007”. “My attention has just been drawn to a document widely circulating in the social media which purports to be the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Rules 2020. “The Document claims that in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 12(4) of the Legal Practitioners

Nigeria in danger without Sovereign National Conference –Afe Babalola

Elder statesman and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD) Aare Afe Babalola has warned that Nigeria may be heading towards a dangerous end if a sovereign national conference is not urgently convoked to produce a people’s constitution before the 2023 general elections. According to the legal luminary, “People are hungry for a sovereign national conference and they will vote certainly for a constitution that will change the current constitution, not amending it. We need a new and total change in the constitution, representing the people’s constitution, with true federalism, or alternatively, let us return to the 1966 constitution with just few amendments. Without that, we may never have a Nigeria nation. We are getting farther, farther away from being

Edo 2020: APC, PDP clash over alleged plot to clone, buy PVCs

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State said it has uncovered plots by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to rig the coming election through fake voters and buying of Permanent Voters Card with huge sums of money. Chairman of the Edo state APC Media Campaign Council Mr John Mayaki in a statement said members of the PDP are planning to invade polling units with people with fake PVC and “they will work with some compromised staff of the commission (INEC) to give them fake accreditation – please let all relevant bodies and security agencies take note of this. We must all work together to checkmate this plan in order to avoid smooth rigging.” “We also have reports from people within Edo

Delta PDP faults Buhari’s statement on use of military to overrun elections

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari on why he did not use the military to overrun 2019 general elections. President Buhari, while addressing Nigeria’s security chiefs and some governors, had stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) could have used the military to overrun opposition states, but rather chose to be impartial during the 2019 general elections. According to Buhari, his administration wanted to show Nigerians that it was humane. Describing the statement as uncivil, chieftain of PDP, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, stated that despite Buhari’s making Nigerians believe that he did not use military force in the 2019 Presidential elections, Nigerians were aware that such despotic and oppressive tactics were deployed to circumvent the electoral process