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Saraki Trial Update

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The trial of the senate president of Nigeria, Dr Bukola Saraki , at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja has been adjourned to October 21, 2015 .

The trial took a dramatic turn when he refused to mount the dock.

Eventually Saraki  entered the dock and pleaded not guilty to a 13-count criminal charge that was preferred against him by the federal government.

Source: vanguard newspaper

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Bukola Saraki Must Face Trial – Appeal Court

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The court of appeal and federal high court, both sitting in Abuja, Nigeria, refused to shield the senate president Dr Bukola Saraki from being arraigned at the code of conduct tribunal (CCT) on a 13-count criminal charge bordering on false declaration of assets preferred against him.

The senate president had approach both courts to provide him shelter and save him from being docked.

In a ruling yesterday, a three-man panel of justices of the appellate court, equally refused to stop the inspector general of police ,IGP, Mr Solomon Arase  from executing the warrant of arrest issued against Bukola, by the CCT.

Saraki has through his team of lawyers filed an ex-parte motion for an injunction, shortly after the Justice Danladi Umar led panel of CCT, insisted that he must be arrested and produced in court today for arraignment.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the federal high Court in Abuja yesterday, fixed September 30 to commence hearing on fundamental rights enforcement suit that Saraki filed against the federal government.

“This court is of the view that considering the constitutional and radical nature of this matter, time should not be dissipated on the consideration of interlocutory matters” Justice Mohammed ruled.

Source: vanguard newspaper

Judiciary scandal in Ghana: Judges begs Anas to manipulate video

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Drama is unfolding over ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas video capturing judges and court clerks allegedly receiving bribes to influence court decisions.

Some of the judges, while rushing to court to sue Anas  for what they termed entrapment are also doing behind the scene negotiations with the journalist to manipulate the audio-visual recording in order to lessen the damage caused as Anas is set to premiere the video publicly today at the Accra international conference centre.

According to Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, Editor in-chief of the New crusading guide newspaper ” some of the lawyers of the suspected bribe-taking judges who had turned to the law court for redress, approached him and Anas to manipulate evidence in favor of their clients”.

A two-year undercover investigation by Anas Aremeyaw Anas revealed condemning scenes of judges trading justices for money,goats and other commodities.

In a total of 34 judges, 12 of the judges are with the high court and the rest from the lower court were captured on video taking bribes to change the course of justice.

Over 100 court clerks and other court officials were also captured on video Collecting bribes. But some 20 judges were deemed to have been incorruptible.

Already, 22 of the lower court judges allegedly involved in the scandal have been suspended pending the outcome of the investigations, while impeachment processes have started against the 12 high court judges.

Source: VibeGhana.com

Teenage Muslim student arrested over clock withdraws from school

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Ahmed Mohammed who was arrested last week after his teacher mistook his home made clock for a bomb has withdrawn from school.

The father of the 14 year old boy Mohammed Elhassan said that he formally withdrew his son from the Irving independent school district and also two of his other children.

Ahmed was accused of making a hoax bomb, handcuffed and questioned and received a three day suspension from school over the clock he put together to impress his classmates  and teachers.

Ahmed has won widespread praise for his ingenuity and also received several invitations, including one from president Barack Obama to visit the white house.

His arrest sparked allegations of racial and religious profiling amongst the American-Islamic community .

World’s most liveable cities in 2015

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The world most liveable cities is an informal name given to any list of cities as they rank on an annual survey of living conditions.
According to Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) these cities have
“Relatively few challenges to living standards and enjoy a good infrastructures, healthcare system and a low murder rate”.

The EIU ranking of the world’s most liveable cities are:
1. Melbourne, Australia
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Vancouver, Canada
4.Toronto, Canada
5. Adelaide, Australia
6. Calgary, Canada
7. Sydney, Australia
8. Perth, Australia
9. Auckland, New Zealand
10. Helsinki, Finland

Least five most liveable cities:
1.Tripoli, Libya
2. Lagos, Nigeria
3.Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
4.Dhaka, Bangladesh
5.Damascus, Syria

Culled from: CNN.com, Google

Viola Davis wins big at Emmy awards 2015

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Lead actress in ‘How to get away with murder’ Viola Davis wins outstanding lead actress in a drama series at the just concluded emmy award 2015, which took place at the Nokia theatre in los Angeles.

“You cannot win an emmy award for roles that are simply not there. So here is to all the writers , the awesome people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman and to be black” she said in her acceptance speech.

She becomes the first African-American actress to win the emmy award. The show was broadcasted by Fox and hosted by Andy Sam Berg .

Inspirational Quotes for the day

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Read and be encouraged!!!

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