The Director of Research and Documentation of the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization, Don Pedro Obaseki on Monday claimed that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is insisting on the release of President Bola Tinubu’s academic records at the Chicago State University (CSU), to expose alleged identity fraud.
Naija News gathered that Obaseki stated this during a Zoom conference hosted by a psychologist based in London, Prof. Gold Emmanuel.
Obaseki accused President Tinubu of fighting to prevent the release of the credentials which he admitted “would cause irreparable damage to his person,” because of the details therein.
He further stated that Nigerians will be shocked when President Tinubu’s record is made public by the University.
According to Obaseki, the real owner of the academic records Tinubu has been laying claim to will be exposed.
Obaseki said, “Nigerians will be more demoralized that the owner of the certificate that President Tinubu is parading is a woman. We already know it as a fact, but we are seeking the release of the documents officially by CSU.”
He also expressed confidence that the documents when released, may compel the Supreme Court to consider fresh evidence in support of petitions currently before it.
Obaseki further said, “Even when the court of first instance and the appellate court have convicted someone to death and minutes before the Supreme Court gives its final judgement and there arose fresh and compelling facts and evidence, the apex court is bound to listen to the fresh facts before making its final judgement.
“It is an unwritten proviso that where there is a compelling factual fact other than what is already obtained in the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), the Supreme Court will be bound to accept the new facts of law and rule on them.”
Obaseki also claimed that the interpretation of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) concerning the position of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended), on the Federal Capital Territory, was with all due respect, an attempt to manufacture evidence.
He said, “Abuja cannot be called a state. A state as stipulated in the 1999 constitution must have a state assembly of its own. A state must have a governor. Abuja as presently constituted is not a state.
“FCT or Abuja as the case may be is patterned after Washington in the United States of America. It is such made so that no one part of the country can claim it. It is home to all Nigerians.
“The FCT was carved out of Niger state, Kogi state, Benue state and Nasarawa state. It cannot be declared a state by the PEPC.
“The PEPC cannot amend the 1999 constitution through the back door. There are processes to do that. This is one important issue that the Supreme Court must address.”
He equally accused President Tinubu of arresting Nigeria’s development through his knee-jerk approach to economic issues.
Obaseki declared, “In one full swoop of three words, he removed the fuel subsidy without caring of the consequences to the already multi-dimensional poverty in Nigeria. He devalued the naira among other policies that have negatively affected the economy.”
He explained that the Supreme Court has a moral obligation to ensure that Nigerians irrespective of social status get justice.
Obaseki echoed Atiku’s position rejecting any form of military intervention because democracy, despite its imperfections, remains the best form of government.
He also demanded the prosecution of the chairman, of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, whom he accused of complicity in the current travails of Nigerians when he allegedly manipulated the electoral process to give the All Progressives Congress unmerited victory.
Obaseki added, “INEC abandoned all the policies it advocated that would ensure a free and fair election in the country.
“Is it not curious that two elections took place the same day, same time, one result was transmitted electronically and the other was not?”
An All Progressives Congress, APC, youth leader, Hyde Kalu, has urged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, to discontinue the suit he filed against President Bola Tinubu in the United States.
Atiku had in the suit asked a US district court to order Chicago State University, Tinubu’s alma mater, to release the President’s academic records.
Kalu, in a statement on Monday, urged Atiku to allow the judiciary in Nigeria to decide disputes arising from the 2023 presidential election.
He noted that Nigeria is being ridiculed in the comity of nations as a result of the legal dispute in the US.
The APC youth leader said the call became necessary because the issue was already generating negative attention on Nigeria across the globe.
He begged Atiku to save the country the embarrassment.
The statement read, “Atiku is a statesman, and it is not in contention that he has the love of Nigeria at heart.
“I am sure that no Nigerian is happy with the way our country has been subjected to ridicule over the court ruling in the United States
“For the love of this country and to spare Nigerians the shame of how this process may end, it is important that we plead with Atiku to drop that case and not allow us wash our dirty linens in the public.
“We are all patriots, and I believe that we can have a decent way of handling this matter and save Nigerians the shame of this impending embarrassment.
“The election has come and gone, and a president has emerged. We are all humans, and that is why I am pleading with Atiku to discontinue the case in America for the sake of the country and in consideration of the friendship between him and President Tinubu.”
…Fetish Object Placed At Official Residence
The crisis between Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has assumed a risky dimension as the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji raised the alarm that his life is being threatened by some unknown persons.
Speaking with newsmen at the Assembly on Monday, the Speaker disclosed that he has been receiving phone calls from unknown persons threatening him shortly after the Assembly began the impeachment process of the state Deputy Governor on Wednesday.
Oladiji also revealed that some of his colleagues from the Southern Senatorial District of the state have been warned not to visit their constituencies or they risk attack.
He told journalists that he saw a fetish substance placed at the entrance of his official residence at Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital early on Monday morning.
But the Speaker declared that he was unperturbed by the phone calls and fetish substance, saying the tormentors were trying to put pressure on him to disembark from the constitutional duties of the Assembly.
He, therefore, called on security agencies in the state to beef up security around him and other members of the Assembly to prevent them from being attacked the strange callers.
The Speaker called on the Police and other security agencies to track down the strange callers.
According to him, “Very early this morning(Monday), when I was about going out, I saw an object in front of my lodge.
“Since the day we started this process(impeachment process), I have been receiving strange calls. My life has also been under serious threat from unknown people.
“So, I want to call on the people of Ondo State and security operatives to track down these people.”
Meanwhile, the Speaker disclosed that the Assembly has served Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa the notice on the allegations of gross misconduct and abuse if office on Monday afternoon.
He disclosed that the Deputy Governor was served through substitution service having found it impossible to serve him physically.
Oladiji said: “One hour ago, we served the Deputy Governor. Since Wednesday 20th, we have been trying our best to see how we can get him served, but we were not able to achieve that.
“Now we have to go through the court. We got an affidavit from the court to serve him through substituted service.
“So, he has been served through his office. It was received by his Secretary. I am not under any pressure, except the threats. This is a legislative assignment.”
In his presentation before a federal judge in the United States on Monday, President Bola Tinubu through his counsel has pleaded with the judge to release only his university certificate to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the February 25 election.
He pleaded with the court to hide his gender and other school records from his political rival, Atiku.
Tinubu argued that releasing all his academic records including his gender would be costly to him.
“There is harm in allowing discovery on issues and documents outside the diploma,” Tinubu had pleaded while seeking a review of Judge Jeffrey Gilbert’s order by Ms Maldonado, a district judge.
The judge while shifting his ruling to Monday called both parties to make their presentation before him.
Atiku had approached the court to compel the Chicago State University, CSU, to release complete information of the president to unravel who he is, following many years of controversy surrounding his state of origin, gender, age, academic records among other biodata.
One of the controversial documents showed the person Bola Tinubu as a ‘female’ while others contained conflicting information and discrepancies that the president has failed to explain.
Atiku said causing the CSU to release all documents linked to the president will put to rest the controversy as well as aiding his case in Court regarding the outcome of the presidential election.
But after stoutly opposing the release of his documents a week ago, the president has at the hearing today (Monday) pleaded that the court can cause only partial release of the documents, which is his certificate while blocking the CSU from releasing others.
President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, has warned that 40 to 50 per cent of students will leave school in the next two to three years if the federal government fails to stop the arbitrary increment in school fees by the universities.
Prof Osodeke gave the warning while speaking on the current situation in the education sector in Nigeria on Channels TV Sunday night.
The union leader, who accused universities of arbitrarily increasing school fees, posited that the government should rather be attracting more students to school by its education policies.
“Today, universities are arbitrarily increasing school fees. Is that correct in an environment today where the minimum wage is N30,000 per month when you have to pay rent, pay heavily for transportation and you are enforcing it on the students?
“If nothing is done about these heavy fees being introduced by schools all over the country, in the next two or three years, more than 40 to 50 per cent of these children who are in school today will drop out,” he said.
Prof Osodeke also warned that the country would be in trouble when its large youthful population are out of school.
He said: “When they drop out, they will become a big feed for recruitment for those who want this country to be ungovernable.
“This is what we are saying, create the environment we have in the 60s and 70s. When I was a student, the government was paying me for being a student. Let’s have an environment where the children of the poor can have access to education.
“School fees of N300,000, how can the children of someone who earns N50,000 a month be able to pay such a fee?”
He called on the government to increase budgetary allocation to education to at least 15 per cent of the total budget sum.
He lamented that the 3.8 per cent allocated to education in the last budget was nothing to write home about, saying with an increase in budget allocation to education, parents would be relieved of the burden of paying high fees for their children.
The union leader punctured the student loan policy of the government, saying there were no signs it would work.
Prof Osodeke said: “When you are talking about student loans, you have to be comprehensive. There is nothing to show that it would work.
“There is a need for a review. Check what happened in the past and see how we can move forward. But for us, our idea is that instead of calling it a loan, let us call it a grant.
“If you look at the conditions, 90 per cent of the students will not have access to that loan. The condition that you must have parents who earn less than N500,000 per annum [is harsh]. How many people earn less than N500,000 per annum?”
The Benue State House of Assembly has passed a resolution urging the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to ban the popular reality television show Big Brother Naija.
The decision was reached during a plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Hon. Hyacinth Dajoh.
The proposal gained momentum after Hon. Manger Manger, the representative for Tarka State Constituency, raised concerns about derogatory comments made by Venita Akpofure, a housemate on the show, towards the Tiv ethnic group.
In addition to the call for the show’s ban, the House decreed that Akpofure issue a public apology to the Tiv ethnic community through two national dailies and television stations.
Furthermore, they recommended reporting her to the Inspector General of Police and initiating legal action in a competent court to deter future instances.
In his motion, Manger cited Section 34 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, emphasizing that every individual or group deserves respect for their dignity, a principle that must be upheld and protected.
Manger expressed concern over the damaging remarks made by Venita, an Urhobo from Delta State.
She had claimed the Tiv people of Benue State offer their wives to visitors and friends for entertainment.
Manger underscored the importance of addressing the issue promptly to prevent confusion and misinformation, particularly since she was previously married to a Tiv man and had two children from the union.
The House aims to curb the potential harm caused by such statements, ensuring accuracy and understanding prevails.
FCT Minister, Mr Nyesom Wike, has approved a three-month grace period for owners of 189 undeveloped plots of land in the territory to start to develop them or get their allocation papers revoked.
Director of Information and Communication at the FCT Administration, Mr Muhammad Sule, stated on Sunday in Abuja that the affected title holders had obtained building plan approvals but were yet to develop the properties.
Sule stated that the affected property owners were expected to develop the property within the stipulated period or have their title documents revoked in line with extant laws.
He explained that the grace period applied to individuals and corporate organisations that had shown the desire to develop their property by obtaining building plan approvals.
Sule added that public institutions that had land titles within the FCT but had yet to develop the same were also advised to do so within the three-month grace period to avoid the sanction.
“The minister has extended this gesture to 189 property owners due to their desire to develop the properties by obtaining building plan approvals, a prerequisite for the development of any property in the FCT,” Sule was quoted by NAN as saying.
“Owners of the plots were exempted from revocation because they had already demonstrated firm commitment to develop their property by obtaining necessary documents from the FCT Administration.
“The minister is urging the affected property owners to take advantage of the gesture and develop their plots in line with the terms of their Offer of Right-of-Occupancy.”
Alhaji Wale Adedibu, an influential All Progressives Congress (APC) member from Oyo State, has passed away.
Saturday saw his passing after a brief illness.
A few days have passed since the death of the APC woman leader in the Oyo North Senatorial district before Adedibu’s passing.
Princess Adebowale Atoyebi, the female leader of the APC, passed away last week.
In response, Senator Sharafadeen Alli, who represents the Oyo South senatorial district, said that he was shocked to hear about Adedibu’s passing.
Alli in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Akeem Abas, described Adedibu as a committed and dedicated party member.
He added that the deceased worked tirelessly for the growth of the party in the State.
He said that Adedibu’s death was a reminder of the fragility of life and the need for all to cherish every moment.
He expressed condolences to the family, friends, political associates and the APC family on the tragic loss.
The United States-based counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, Bruce Fein, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to release the pro-Biafra activist immediately.
In an open letter to President Tinubu entitled, “Continued Criminal Detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” dated September 23, 2023, Fein stated that Kanu’s continued detention is illegal and criminal.
While describing the IPOB leader’s arrest as kidnapping, he demanded the release of Kanu from detention in compliance with the order of the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group.
In the letter, the American lawyer told Tinubu: “You confront a choice between becoming a firefight or being the fire. The former would crown you with a possible Nobel Prize. The latter could consign you to Dante’s Seve Circles of Hell as portrayed in his Divine Comedy. You would become a firefighter by immediately ending the criminal, illegal detention of Nnamdi Kanu as ordered by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and Nigeria’s Court of Appeal over a year ago.”
He said the Nigerian government, earlier headed by President Muhammadu Buhari, exemplified lawlessness.
According to him: “On multiple occasions, the Nigerian government denied me the right to meet with my client or to be present in the courtroom to observe Nnamdi Kanu’s proceedings and to consult (but not to act as a licensed Nigerian practitioner).
“Nnamdi Kanu is every bit as much the leader of Biafrans as Nelson Mandela was for South Africa’s blacks.”
Fein told President Tinubu to emulate the government of South Africa under President F. W. de Klerk, which “released Nelson Mandela from Robben Island and negotiated an end to black subjugation.”
According to him, “for his political courage, vision, and magnanimity, President de Klerk was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 jointly with Mandela,” adding: “Persisting in the wrong thing will bring you no respite. In the matter of Nnamdi Kanu’s release from criminal detention, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream will never die until fulfilled.”
Recall that despite an Appeal Court judgment setting Kanu free, the Federal Government has continued holding him at the detention facility of the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) while appealing the case with the Supreme Court.
The Labour Party (LP) has lamented the growing insecurity in the southeast, particularly the recent killings in Imo State which resulted in the death of some security operatives.
The Southeast Chapter of the Labour Party in a statement over the weekend said the general state of insecurity in the area and particularly the recent killing in Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State is unnecessary and unjustified.
Naija News recalls gunmen killed no less than eight security agents in the state last week. The security agents comprised soldiers, policemen, and the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps.
Reacting, the LP in a statement in Enugu weekend by the National Vice Chairman, Southeast LP, Chief Innocent Okeke lamented the killing of the security agents.
According to him, “These officers had families who depended on them for daily survival, and it is unjust that they had to answer for national calls with their lives.”
Okeke said there were many more incidents involving the killing of security operatives in the area but most were unreported and not investigated.
He lamented that no significant measures are being put in place to forestall further occurrences which has made the region further descend into a state of lawlessness and total anarchy where individuals were uncertain about their safety and residents leave in fear of death.
“The state of Imo has been tragically reduced to a graveyard, where the populace no longer fears the sight of blood and death as it flows and litters the streets daily. The sounds of firearms of varying calibres have engulfed the state, causing tensions that pose serious health concerns to both adolescents and the elderly,“ he submitted.
The North Central Forum of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has warned the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, against using his position to make moves for his presidential ambition in 2027.
Chairman of the Forum, Saleh Zazzaga, stated this over the weekend in Jos, the Plateau State capital, after an emergency meeting to assess and review the election tribunal judgement in the state.
Zazzaga claimed that the former Rivers State Governor is still backing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in many of their endeavours and activities, particularly in the post-election cases in the court.
He asked Wike to come out clean and take a stand on the party he really belongs to, saying that they would not hesitate to initiate several actions against him, including legal action, should his actions run contrary to the APC’s interest.
He said, “Reports reaching us suggest that some appointive office holders like Wike are still playing double games, since he is part of the APC by appointment, while he still remains a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We gathered he is still backing the PDP in many of their endeavours and activities, particularly in the post-election cases in the court.
“It is high time Wike comes out clean and takes a stand on the party he really belongs to, otherwise, should his actions run contrary to that of the APC’s interest, they will not hesitate to initiate several actions against him, including legal action.
“As someone who is holding an appointive position of the APC, a Lawyer by profession and someone reputed for doggedly fighting political-legal battles right from Rivers State, he (Wike) should come out strong and be seen to be supporting and strategising for victory for the candidates of the APC in the courts, at least in the North-Central Region, under which the FCT falls.”
Zazzaga advised Wike to be cautious in FCT demolition, land revocation and other administrative policies that will have negative outcomes, as the North Central will be the first region to bear the brunt and take the full heat of any unpalatable occurrence in the FCT.
He said the region is already going through many challenges, including security, and they would not want anything to aggravate the situation further.
The APC chieftain called on all party leaders, supporters and members alike to support all their candidates pursuing legal post-election matters in the courts.
He also urged Nigerians in general to support Tinubu, Secretary to Government of the Federation, George Akume, all the ministers and those holding appointive positions so that they can excel in their responsibilities and deliver the dividends of democracy to the nation.
A former Senate president, David Mark, has described the large number of committees in the National Assembly as unwieldy, saying having too many panels would make it difficult for them to function efficiently.
There are 152 committees in both chambers of the National Assembly. The Senate has 71 special and standing committees while the House of Representatives has 81.
The US Senate has a total of 24 committees made up of four special committees, 16 standing committees and four joint committees.
Speaking at a retreat for principal officers of the 10th National Assembly weekend at Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Mark said creating many committees for patronage and political expediency is counter-productive.
He also said a situation where a lawmaker is allowed to serve in six committees was unwise because he or she will not be able to participate effectively or efficiently in the committee assignments.
Mark, who served as President of the 6th and 7th Senate, said, “The total of 71 committees (8 plus 63) in the Senate and 81 committees (7 plus 74) in the House of Representatives, in my opinion, is unwieldy. You must understand that not every senator or house member can be a chairman of a committee.
“A ranking member of a committee is as effective and influential as a chairman of the committee. Creating so many committees for patronage and political expediency is counter-productive.
“In constituting the committee, it will be advisable to ensure expertise, party spread, geographical balancing and ranking. I must emphasise the issue of ranking; it is very important in the legislature.”
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi has revealed why he accepted to serve in the cabinet of President Bola Tinubu.
According to the legal luminary, he accepted to serve in the administration of President Tinubu in order to contribute his quota to the progress and development of the country.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria who said he was surprised by his nomination as a minister because he did not lobby for it, added that the time had come for the professionals and technocrats in the country not to leave the business of governance alone to the politicians but join the fray to make a change
Fagbemi spoke in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital at the weekend when he was hosted to a reception by members of the Emmanuel Chambers led by the leader and founder of the Afe Babalola University, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN.
The event was attended by top lawyers in the country including Chief Akin Olujimi, SAN ; Chief Niyi Akintola,SAN ; Adebayo Adenipekun,SAN and the national secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Ajibola Bashiru.
The minister, who was the second lawyer from the chambers to be made Attorney General of the Federation after Chief Akin Olujimi, explained that he was already collating views and ideas of stakeholders towards having a blueprint for the nation’s justice system in line with the agenda of the president for the country.
While commending his colleagues and friends for organizing the reception, he stated that the contributions of Afe Babalola to his success and achievement in the legal profession were immeasurable and unmatched, promising not to disappoint the chambers in his new role.
According to him, “ I did not submit any application nor lobby to be made the minister. I know a lot of people have been insinuating and I can say that I don’t know anything about the ministerial nomination. The president told me that, ‘ don’t allow anyone to deceive you, I want you that is why I appointed you. In fact, I did not have a CV as of the time I was nominated because I have never needed it in my life and when I got to the DSS , they were surprised I didn’t have a prepared CV.
“ I have accepted this responsibility and all I need is your advice. We cannot all be saying the way they(Politicians) have been doing it we don’t like it , then you leave them. I am not a politician but we should be there to make a change in our country.
“ Getting to a position is not the issue but maintaining the status of such a position is the issue and that is why I said it is a challenge because I know hopes are high. As I mentioned earlier, you don’t just come out and say this is what I will do, you must also follow up with how you will do it. And that is why all the critical stakeholders are being engaged to have their inputs, harmonize their views, then come out with what I will call a blueprint, in line with the Mr President’s Renewed hope agenda.”
On the call for a transformation of the country by speakers at the event, Fagbemi emphasized the need for the three tiers of government to collaborate and bring ideas together for the effective growth and development of the nation.
“ The issue of transformation of the country is not a one man business. People make the mistake of thinking that it belongs to the federal government alone, that is not correct. The correct position is to appreciate the fact that Nigeria is a federation and when you talk about a federation, each segment has to man its post.
“ In order to have any meaningful impact, progress and development, you need to engage each of these tiers of government to be on the same page and sing from the same hymn so that we can all present what I will call comprehensive development or progress in the nation,” he said.
Speaking, the ABUAD founder, Afe Babalola eulogized the achievements of Fagbemi in the legal profession since he joined his Emmanuel chambers in 1985 as corps member and conferred with the rank of SAN at the age of 37.
He called on the new Attorney general to use his office to engineer the needed change in the political system in the country with a new constitution , which he said would help the nation survive its current challenges across major sectors.
The renowned lawyer said, “ I know Lateef Fagbemi, he is an uncommon man doing uncommon things and achieving uncommon results. He is a pride to the chambers because he had learnt how to turn things around.
“ While the government may be studying the situation, the truth is that Nigerians are becoming more and more impatient. The age long adage is that we should not treat leprosy with the drugs meant for scabies. I repeat that what we need is a New Constitution.
“ I believe that with his experience , Lateef Fagbemi can turn things around and build a new Nigeria through a new constitution under which politics shall no longer be regarded as a transactional business.”
On his part, the Ekiti state governor, Biodun Oyebanji who hailed Babalola for the achievements recorded by his chambers in the legal profession by producing two Attorneys General, urged the minister to remain committed in upholding the principle of justice, fairness and the rule of law in the country.
Justice Binta Zubairu of the Court of Appeal on Sunday in Zaria said judges are not the cause of delay in the dispensation of justice as erroneously believed by some Nigerians.
Zubairu made this known on the sidelines of a reception organised in her honour in Zaria on recent elevation as a Justice of the Court.
Judges are being wrongly accused of delay in dispensing justice by the public.
“Judges work as a team with the prosecution, lawyers and others. Speedy dispensation of justice requires the prompt efforts of the police, prosecution, assembling of exhibits by lawyers and presenting them correctly before the judges in court in accordance with the laws.
“Most times the judges or magistrates are ready to adjudicate but the prosecution would not be ready or the lawyers will come with one excuse or the other.
“These are facts that are glaring in courts but because we the judges can’t voice out their frustration, all the blames are shifted and heaped on us,” she said.
She said most times it takes the police longer than usual to conclude investigation in a simple case.
Zubairu commended the Zazzau Emirate for identifying and rejoicing with her over her promotion and appointment.
According to her, her elevation to the Court of Appeal is for the joy of the entire Zazzau Emirate and humanity.
She expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for making her the first female in the Zazzau Emirate to be elevated to the rank of Justice of the Court of Appeal.
“As a child, it was not my wish to be a magistrate or a judge. I wanted to be a principal of a school.
“I wanted to be a principal because as a kid I desired to see that all children go to school to be educated.
“I have not in my wildest imagination, thought I will be a judge but destiny took me to the judiciary,’” she said.
Earlier, the Emir of Zazzau, Malam Ahmad Bamalli said, “The emirate was proud of Justice Zubairu as the first female from the emirate to attain that height in the judiciary.”
The emir enjoined the celebrant to be good ambassador of the emirate by exhibiting high sense of honesty and professionalism in her endeavour.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Prison Decongestion and former FCT Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, urged young judges to imbibe the culture of hard work and dedication to enable them excel.
Bello, while congratulating Justice Zubairu, advised her to follow the ethics of the profession for effective delivery.