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Law Reporters Top 10 Headlines Tuesday, Oct 13th, 2020

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Court temporarily halts re-trial of Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged N17.1bn fraud

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Court orders forfeiture of Yari’s N284m to FG

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Court reverses dismissal of 3 police officers, orders recall

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Welcome to Law Reporters roundup of the top 10 headlines for today Tuesday, October 13th, 2020.

1. Court awards N500,000 damages against firm for wrongful employment termination
The Court held that it was antithetical for the company personnel policy to summarily terminate the employment of the Ndidiamaka without cause that the common law rule which allows an employer to terminate the employment of its staff without reason is no longer in accord with international best practices in labour relations.

Court awards N500,000 damages against firm for wrongful employment termination

2. #EndSARS: Buhari Addresses Protesters
The president said that the announced disbandment was only a step to “extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people”.

#EndSARS: Buhari Addresses Protesters

3. Edo Assembly Impeaches Speaker Over Allegation Of High Handedness
The Edo State House of Assembly has, on Monday, October 12, 2020, impeached Frank Okiye as its speaker.

Edo Assembly Impeaches Speaker Over Allegation Of High Handedness

4. Malami charges legal aid council on equal access to justice for all
In the heat of the protest happening at Surulere, a man was gunned down by the anti-kidnapping unit. It is unclear as to whether he was a protester or just a bystander, as there are varying descriptions of his role by social media users.

Malami charges legal aid council on equal access to justice for all

5. Ooni lends voice in EndSARS support
Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has backed agitations by youths calling for outright scrapping for an outright scrapping of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of Nigeria Police Force, saying the actions showed that the nation’s youth are ready to demand good governance.

Ooni lends voice in EndSARS support

6. The Senate has intervened between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) saga, saying that the Government should not go into any agreement it cannot implement.

IPPIS: Don’t sign agreement you can’t implement, Senate tells FG

7. Borno Govt. reintroduces common entrance examination
The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has disclosed that plans had been concluded to reintroduced common entrance examinations for students in primary six seeking admission into Junior Secondary School I (JSS1) across the state.

Borno Govt. reintroduces common entrance examination

8. Diri swears in five commissioners, 25 special advisers in Bayelsa
Governor Douye Diri on Monday swore in two new cabinet commissioners, three non-executive commissioners of the state Local Government Service Commission and 25 Special Advisers.

Diri swears in five commissioners, 25 special advisers in Bayelsa

9. Court reverses INEC’s de-registration of Youth Party
Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment on Monday, held that INEC acted in breach of the political party’s right to a fair hearing when it announced the Youth Party’s de-registration during the pendency of a case the party filed against INEC’s earlier threat to de-register it.

Court reverses INEC’s de-registration of Youth Party

10. Government, NGOs form new partnership to combat neglected tropical diseases

Government, NGOs form new partnership to combat neglected tropical diseases

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