In defense of rumours and speculations being peddled online by many surrounding the federal government's Home Grown Feeding Programme, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya-Umar Farouk, has revealed that the federal government spent about N523.3 million on the school feeding programme during the lockdown against the Coronavirus pandemic. Hajiya Farouk, who disclosed this on Monday, August 3, during the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, said that the programme was modified and implemented in three states following a presidential directive.
Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has revealed that recent media attacks against him over the ongoing investigations of the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, is a price to be paid for serving the country.
The Nigerian Bar Association national election conducted on Thursday, July 30, saw Olumide Akpata, former Chairman of NBA, Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL), emerged as the winner after defeating two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), Dr. Babatunde Ajibade (SAN) and Dele Adesina (SAN) to become the first non-SAN president in years. The Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA, Tawo Tawo (SAN), who made the announcement on Friday, about 12:52 am said, Akpata scored the highest number of votes cast and satisfied the provisions of the NBA constitution.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his election as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement made available to pressmen on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Adesina quoted the President as assuring the new leadership of the NBA of the continued cooperation of his administration in tackling the challenges facing legal profession and Nigeria.
Senator Godswill Akapbio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has brought to limelight lawmakers who allegedly got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Senator revealed this in a letter he sent to the National Assembly and copied the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, on Sunday night 26th July 2020.