Welcome to Law Reporters roundup of the top 10 headlines for today Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
1. Court nullifies purported statutory retirement of Murziq Abodunrin, orders immediate reinstatement as Chief Magistrate
Delivering the Judgment, the presiding Judge, Justice Mustapha Tijjanni held that the Lagos State Public Service Rules is a subsidiary legislation made pursuant to the enabling power given by the constitution, and, that does not make it superior to the Law validly made by the State Legislature which derives its authority to do so under the same constitution.
2. #EndSARS Coverage: NBC fines Channels TV, Arise TV, AIT
The acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday
3. Lawyer writes Sanwo-Olu, demands CCTV footage of Lekki shootings
In the letter, titled, ‘Urgent Request Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 2011’, the lawyer promised to undertake and pay the cost of certification and any applicable administrative fees.
4. Osinbajo, Governors Hold Emergency National Economic Council Meeting
5. SERAP threatens to sue NBC over Channels TV, AIT, Arise TV fine
This comes after Armstrong Idachaba, the acting Director-General of the Commission sanctioned Africa Independent Television, AIT, Arise Television, and Channels Television for violating the broadcast code over the use of unverifiable online video footages on social media.
6. NSE Index: Top Five List Of Gainers And Losers
The value of trades recorded on Monday was NGN5,560 billion, higher than the NGN4,426 billion of Friday. Meanwhile, on Monday, the All-Share Index reached 28,777.96 index points, higher than the 28,697.06 All-Share Index of Friday.
7. Lagos judicial panel says Fashola tampered with evidence at Lekki Toll-Gate
A member of the Lagos judicial panel on police brutality, Ebunolu Adegboruwa, has described the inspection as “illegal tampering with evidence”.
8. Court remands 34 in prison over alleged looting of Kwara Mall
9. EFCC records 646 convictions, recovers N11 billion in 10 months
Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that the Senate Committee had expressed the desire of the Upper Legislative House to see a reformed and rebranded EFCC.
10. Celebrations in Chile as Voters Back Rewriting Constitution
With more than three-quarters of the votes counted in Sunday’s referendum, 78.12 percent of voters had opted for a new constitution drafted by citizens. Many have expressed hopes that a new text will temper an unabashedly capitalist ethos with guarantees of more equal rights to healthcare, pensions and education.