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Chief Judge of Taraba State Set to Retire

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When a female is appointed to the Bench of the highest Court of the land, she is bound to set a record of sort. Such was our expectations when she was appointed Acting Chief Judge of Taraba State on the 12th day of April, 2012 and finally substantive Chief Judge/Chairman, Judicial Service Commission on the 13th day of December, 2012 upon the retirement of the then Chief Judge Justice Adamu Aliyu to which she did not in any way disappoint at all.

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PRESS RELEASE ON THE STATE PARDON/RELEASE OF MR. CELESTINE EGBUNUCHE AND MR. ABU DENNIS ULUBEKA, THE OLDEST PRISONERS ON DEATH ROW IN NIGERIA

DATED 12th JUNE 2019

Centre for Peace and Conflict Management in Africa (CPMCM) and Rethink Africa Foundation (RAF) Welcomes the release of the centenarian and Nigeria’s oldest prisoners, Pa Celestine Egbohuche, who had been at the confines of Enugu Maximum Prison for over 19 years and he is about 101 years old. While Pa Abu Dennis Ulubeka has been on death row for 16 years he is 89 years old.

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Russia: Detention and alleged beating of a prominent investigative journalist is deeply alarming

Reacting to the news that prominent Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was detained and charged with drugs possession amid allegations that he was held incommunicado and beaten in custody, Natalia Zviagina, Director of Amnesty International’s Representative Office in Russia, said:

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2019 Lawyers Table Tennis Open (Mfon Usoro cup) finals to hold on the 26th of October

The finals of the 2019 Lawyers Table Tennis Open(Mfon Usoro) will be on the 26th of October and registration will commence on the 8th of July 2019
This was released in a statement by Cynthia Mafolomi,head of sports Events,Notstreet International Ltd,the Promoters of the event.

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Governors risk being locked out of Offices due to rent arrears

Twenty-six governors risk being locked out of their offices in Delta House, Westlands, over rent arrears. Knight Frank, which manages the property in Nairobi, gave the Council of Governors (CoG) until Thursday last week to clear Sh44,763,088 in arrears.

“In the event that the outstanding debt is not paid in full by the aforementioned date, we have instructions from the landlord to withhold services in addition to taking other legal measures provided in the lease to recover the same,” read the letter dated June 4.In another letter dated June 7, CoG Chief Executive Officer Jacqueline Mogeni wrote to the governors requesting them to urgently pay the rent arrears, some of which date back to July 2017.

“The purpose of this letter is to bring to your attention the aforementioned demand from Knight Frank (landlord) and request that you urgently clear your outstanding arrears to avoid embarrassment to the council,” read the letter in part.The counties with offices at Delta House are Baringo, Bomet, Bungoma, Isiolo, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Kitui, Lamu, Mandera, Marsabit, Meru, Migori, Mombasa, Nakuru, Narok, Nyamira, Nyeri, Samburu, Siaya, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Tharaka Nithi, Turkana, Vihiga, Wajir and Kirinyaga.Counties with governors who came into office in 2017 have bigger debts compared to those with second-term governors.

he county with the largest debt is Kitui, which owes Sh4,743,787 from July 2017 to June this year.

Taita Taveta owes Sh3,568,893, Nyamira has a debt of Sh3,567,683 while Tharaka Nithi owes Sh184,879.Among the 27 counties that have offices at Delta House, only Kirinyaga has no rent arrears.

If the arrears are not settled by the end of the current financial year, which lapses on June 30, they will become pending bills in the next financial year.

Source: The Standard