Welcome to Law Reporters roundup of the top 10 headlines for today Tuesday, October 6th, 2020.
1. Buhari Approves Special salary structure for teachers
As part of activities marking this year’s Teacher Day’s celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new salary structure for teachers across the country, a development said to aim at encouraging tutors to improve on their service delivery for better experience.
2. Ize-Iyamu faults Edo guber poll result
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate during September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has faulted result of the exercise, which he claimed was marred with violence and voters intimidation, saying he would continue pursuing pre-election suits in courts as provided for in democratic system.
3. 10,000 Police Recruitment: PSC to meet over Appeal Court judgment
The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it would soon meet to decide the fate of the ongoing recruitment of constables invalidated by a judgement of the Court of Appeal last Wednesday.
4. NBA President constitutes task force to free abducted lawyer
President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, has constituted a task force to secure the release of a 25-year-old lawyer, Abisola Paulette Ajayi, who was abducted on Sunday night
5. National Industrial Court of Nigeria New Legal Year: The Hallmark Of Our Mandate Has Been Our Mainstay — NICN President, Hon. Justice Kanyip
6. Ortom’s N150m Suit: Court orders substituted service on Sowore
A Makurdi High Court has ordered that court processes be served on the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore through substituted means in the N150 million libel suit instituted by Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom against the publisher.
7. SAN applauds as court says Exxon Mobil can be sued in Nigeria
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria ((SAN), Emeka Ozoani, on Monday, lauded a court ruling which upheld the joining of Exxon Mobil Corporation in a suit challenging the alleged unlawful retirement of an executive of Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN).
8. Alleged N2.8bn Loot: Maina’s kinsmen seek CJN’s intervention
As the trial of a former head of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina continues over alleged misappropriation of N2.8 billion, the people of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State have called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammad to, as a matter of urgency, wade into the matter.
9. 235 Iranian COVID-19 patients die in 24 hours
No fewer than 235 coronavirus patients were said to have died in last 24 hours by the Iranian Government at different isolation centers set up to control the virus transmission in the country.
10. Deaths of 39 Migrants: UK court begins trial of suspects