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The President of the Appeal Court bemoans the low pay of Nigerian judges

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Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, President of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal, openly lamented the low pay of Nigerian judges on Monday in Abuja, pleading with the federal government for an urgent increase.

The pay of court officials have remained stagnant for almost ten years, according to Justice Dongban-Mensem.

The appellate Court President, speaking at the start of the 2021/22 legal year, bemoaned the fact that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), who is the head of the Nigerian judiciary, now earns N279, 497 a month, while his fellow Justices on the Supreme Court bench earn N206,425.

Justice Dongban-Mensem stated that as President of the Court of Appeal, she is paid N206,425 per month, while other Justices on the Court of Appeal bench are paid N166,285 per month.

She expressed her regret that the pay structure for judicial officials and employees in Nigeria has continuously lagged behind that of their counterparts in other African and Commonwealth nations.

Justice Dongban-Mensem noted that the last time the wages of judicial officers in Nigeria were evaluated was in 2008, when an upward revision was implemented on February 1, 2007.

She urged the federal and state governments to follow through on their commitments under Executive Order 10: Financial autonomy of state legislatures and state judiciaries, which was signed into law in 2020.

“I encourage the federal government and the states to examine the wages and allowances of judicial officials and employees as soon as possible. ” Justices’ wages are fixed, and there are no advancement opportunities as in the civil and public sector. We’ve been on the same pay scale for almost a decade.

“Permit me to also urge on the government to enhance budgetary allocations so that we can adopt technology advances that would improve adjudication,” she said.

In the past legal year, between September 2020 and August 2021, a total of 5,392 appeals and 9,249 motions were submitted in the 2020 divisions of the Court, according to the president.

Justice Dongban-Mensem announced that 3,111 appeals and 7,492 motions were dismissed from the cases.

She went on to say that as of August 31, 2021, 2, 169 appeals had been denied and 942 appeals had been upheld.

In his remarks, the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, urged the appellate court justices to uphold the Court’s sanctity and credibility and to ensure that the sacred integrity entrusted to them remains unshaken at all times in order to foster and promote public confidence in all of their decisions.

He promised that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government will look at the welfare of judicial personnel in general to guarantee improved efficiency.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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