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2023: Be wary of politicians seeking frivolous court injunctions, Abiodun tells judiciary

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2023: Be wary of politicians seeking frivolous court injunctions, Abiodun tells judiciary

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As the nation is preparing for the 2023 general election, the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on the officers of the judiciary to be wary of antics of politicians who would use frivolous court injunctions to thwart the smooth running of the poll.

Abiodun, a statement by his chief press secretary Kunle Somorin, made this call on Monday at the Special Church Service to usher in the 2022/2023 Legal Year held at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Ake, Abeokuta.

 

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The governor noted that the election period has always been the time when politicians use court processes for their selfish end, calling on the judiciary not to allow any politician to tarnish the image of the third arm of government.

“We are all aware that this country is preparing for another election in a few months time beginning from February, 2023. There will be heightened political activities and politicking. You should expect barrage of applications for injunctions. I trust that members of the Bench in the Ogun State Judiciary appreciate the fact between objectivity and machinations of selfish politicians who just want to take advantage of the judicial process to thwart the smooth running of the elections.

 

 

 

“Therefore, I admonish you to be wary of entertaining frivolous injunctions from the political class, in particular, as we move towards the 2023 general elections”, the governor warned.

He further urged the legal officers to recognise that in a fledgling democracy, they must continue to be a strong pillar for the survival of democratic principles and preserve the rights of the people, who are the sole essence of government while at the same time act as balancing scale between the Executive and the Legislative Arms of government.

 

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The governor emphasized that judicial processes and procedures have direct link to economic development as local and foreign investors must have trust in the judicial processes, adding that “this would give them the assurances that they would get fair hearing in any case of probable misunderstanding”.

“Your processes are directly linked not just to crime reduction, but also to employment generation, poverty alleviation and food security. In fact, when the people are gainfully employed there will be less criminal tendencies. The courts will have fewer criminal cases to attend to. In short, as an important and the third arm of government, the judiciary must continue to place itself in good stead as a reliable and trusted institution which is the last bastion of hope for the common man”, Abiodun pointed out.

 

 

 

 

The governor who lauded the judiciary in the state for keeping the legacy bestowed by the founding fathers, maintained that the state has played a pioneering role in the evolution and development of a modern system of laws in Nigeria and in the West Africa subregion, urging the current crop of members of the bench to keep the tradition of integrity, diligence, industry and excellence Ogun judiciary is reputed for.

“It is also important that our members of the bench also recognise the fact that the project called Ogun State is still a work in progress. The bench and the wig place on your shoulder a big responsibility to the society. Your pronouncements on or off the bench must continue to reflect wisdom, credibility, tact and all other positive values that which the wig symbolises. You must continue to ensure justice at all times irrespective of whose ox is gored”, the governor submitted.

 

 

 

 

In his sermon, the Bishop of Methodist Church, Remo Diocese, The Rt. Revd. Bamidele Ibikunle, noted that justice is daily tested in Nigeria as greed and covetousness have assumed a new dimension.

Taking his text from the Book of Jeremiah 6 verse 10, the cleric noted that corruption, insecurity and economic woes remain the main challenges confronting the country, adding that many Nigerians are pre-occupied with how to make money and amass wealth without caring about how it is gotten.

 

 

 

 

Bishop Ibikunle opined that to solve the many problems plaguing the nation, judges and the judiciary workers must shun corruption and deliver judgement expeditiously, while those in authority should deal fairly, justly, equitably with the people knowing that all mortals would render account of their stewardship to God at the end of their journey on earth.

The Chief Judge of the State, Justice Mosunmola Dipeoulu read the only the lesson of the service, taken from Acts 8:26-40.

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Dollar Tumbles Against Naira At Parallel Market

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Dollar Tumbles Against Naira At Parallel Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The naira sustained its appreciation against the United States dollar at the parallel market as it appreciated on Friday, from N1,160 to N1,155.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dollar Tumbles Against Naira At Parallel Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

This represents 0.43 percent (N5) gain than N1,160 exchanged on Thursday at the parallel market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It could be recalled that the naira had steadied in the parallel market on Wednesday and Thursday as it sells for N1,160 respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, the forex turnover, on Thursday, hit $105.50million according to data from NAFEM, the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange Market, the market trading segment for Investors, Exporters and End-users.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The turnover represents the amount of dollars traded at a particular trading day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although the rate is still unpalatable to the business community and Nigerians at large but a management consultant, Babatunde Adeniji, said the naira crisis is being largely driven by speculation following the country’s liquidity challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“In terms of price, for the short time it is speculation that drives things. If you are a trader and you want to take a bet, with the level of distrust of the government, with no clear visible assurance of where the dollar is coming from to stabilise the naira, which position would you take? You are bound to take the position skewed towards the dollar,” he stated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said the country would begin to heave a sigh of relief when the authorities can pay up all the backlog of foreign exchange forwards with sufficient liquidity to meet pending obligations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Nigeria as a country does not have enough dollars to meet its promise. If we don’t do things that are substantial and visible, all that grammar would not help.

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X3M Ideas, Noah’s Ark, Insight Publicis win big at the 2023 LAIF Awards

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X3M Ideas, Noah’s Ark, Insight Publicis win big at the 2023 LAIF Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…as Leo Burnett wins Grand Pix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Unveils That It was a night of recognition, glamour, and celebration of creative excellence at the 2023 edition of the Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF) Awards as X3M Marketing Ideas Limited, Noah’s Ark Communications Limited, Insight Publicis, and Leo Burnett won big at the event.

 

 

X3M Ideas, Noah’s Ark, Insight Publicis win big at the 2023 LAIF Awards

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X3M Ideas, Noah’s Ark, Insight Publicis win big at the 2023 LAIF Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The award ceremony, which was held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at The Hall, Victoria Island, Lagos, saw the Steve Babaeko-led X3M Marketing Ideas Limited lead the medal haul with 15 Gold, 20 Silver, and 7 Bronze, which eventually resulted in the agency being named the 2023 Agency of the Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noah’s Ark Communications Limited came second on the medals table, carting home 12 Gold, 16 Silver, and 7 Bronze, while Insight Publicis and Leo Burnett emerged third and fourth, respectively. Insight Publicis won 9 Gold,  16 Silver, and 15 Bronze, while Leo Burnett won  1 Grand Pix, 9 Gold, 4 Silver, and 4 Bronze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In his welcome remarks, the President of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria(AAAN), Mr. Steve Babaeko, noted that the LAIF Awards remain the beacon of innovation and creativity in the advertising landscape in West Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babaeko noted that he was confident that the commitment of the new LAIF management board would engender a transformative journey for the award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While applauding all the agencies that submitted entries for the awards, saying that every participant is a winner, he urged participants not to see the LAIF Awards as a competition but as a community that thrives on the pulse of creativity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He explained that the diversity of talent showcased through the entries reflects the richness of the advertising industry, noting that it is a testament to the boundless creativity that emanates from every corner of Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“ Together, we shape the advertising narrative, pushing boundaries and redefining excellence. As we embark on the exciting journey of recognition and celebration, let us cherish the camaraderie that unites us. I wish each and every one of you a wonderful evening filled with inspiration and fun and joy of shared success,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also speaking at the occasion, the Chairman, LAIF Awards Management Board, Mr. Jay Chukwuemeka, explained that the 2023 edition of the awards, which is the 18th edition of the festival, received over 500 entries from a total of 18 agencies. He disclosed that the entries submitted were creative works of the agencies on brands while about 47 jurors worked on the entries to determine the best works for the honours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chukwuemeka congratulated all the nominees as well as those who submitted entries for putting up creative works that were selected for honours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He expressed gratitude to the next generation of ideologists who participated in the Young LAIF competition, noting that their ideas and energy remain invaluable. He equally commended the jury members for rising to the occasion in confronting the challenging task of objectivity and finding common grounds amidst different opinions in their decision-making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A major key highlight of the event was the induction of two distinguished personalities in the advertising industry, Director General, Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria, Dr.Lekan Fadolapo and Mrs. Nkoli Ogbolu, into the Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF) Awards Hall of Fame.

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BREAKING! Police Arrests Popular Internet Sensation, Chef Dammy In Akure

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BREAKING! Police Arrests Popular Internet Sensation, Chef Dammy In Akure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That the popular internet sensation, Chef Dammy who went viral after attempting have her name on the Guinness World Records for the longest hours of cooking, has been arrested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING! Police Arrests Popular Internet Sensation, Chef Dammy In Akure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was made known by an X (formerly twitter) user who claim to have classified information about Chef Dammy’s arrest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to him, Chef Dammy was arrested following a petition by her pastor who has been at loggerheads with her since she became famous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘’I have information that Chef Dammy has been arrested by men of the @PoliceNGAIG zone 17 in Akure for a petition against her by her pastor, that police station has a history of extremely corrupt practices and I am speaking from personal experience. I urge the families of Chef Dammy to speak out in case the right of Dammy is abused at any point.’’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Dammy had raised an alert recently that her pastor should be held if anything bad happens to her apparently because of the treatment she was getting from the cleric.

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