Sunday, July 17, 2016

Buhari Condemns Coup In Turkey, Congratulates President Erdogan For Surviving

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined President Obama and other world leaders in vehemently condemning the abortive coup attempt in Turkey by a group of rebel army officers and men, which resulted in the reported death of more than 100 people.

Reacting to the tragic events in Ankara, Istanbul and other centres, President Buhari said he was “deeply saddened by reports of a violent attempt to dismantle constitutional authority and disrupt the democratically elected government of Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey.”

SERAP Sues FG For Not Releasing Names Of Looters

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Federal Government for not releasing the names of those who stole money from the country’s coffers.

SERAP wants the court to determine 'Whether by virtue of the provision of section 4(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2011, the Defendants are under an obligation to provide the Plaintiff with the information requested for.'

Justices sacked for stopping EFCC from investigating Odua and calling for Gov. Aregbe's impeachment

 The National Judicial Council, NJC, has sacked Justices Mohammed Yunusa of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court and Olamide Oloyede of the Osun State High Court. Yunusa was dismissed for engaging in judicial misconduct and reckless abuse of judicial powers.

Two suspected homosexuals escape jungle justice in Enugu State

Odinaka Orji, 32, a driver and Nonso Ejimene, 22, an accountancy student from Ezeagu, were almost lynched by irate mob yesterday, at Coal Camp over homosexual activities. Both men were taken into custody and are helping the operatives in their investigations.

Police Purge Underway in Baton Rouge: Three Officers Shot Dead Amid Protest

At least three officers have been shot in Baton Rouge only a week after the deadly attacks in Dallas that left five officers dead and a dozen others wounded as protests have soured into violence over the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of cops.

Kerry comes for Turkey for Insinuating that Washington Plotted Coup of Erdogan

The United States expressed concern that their longtime NATO ally and critical regional partner believed that Washington would try to overthrow their government calling the claims "harmful to bilateral relations."

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavosoglu on Saturday that public claims suggesting that American officials masterminded the failed coup attempt in Turkey were categorically false and were harmful to relations between the two longtime NATO allies.