FAAN Bans Luggage Checking At Departure Hall and other major headlines you missed today…

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No region or any ethnic group has the right to eject or instigate an ejection of other ethnic group- Senator Shehu Sani 

Senator Shehu Sani who represents Kaduna Central in the senate took to
his Facebook page to react to calls by some Northern Youths for Igbos
residing in the region to leave on or before October 1st.

“No region or any ethnic group has the right to eject or instigate an
ejection of other ethnic group.This is a republic that has come to
stay.In the past it overcame secession,ethnic and religious violence and
shall always outlive those promoting it” – he wrote

 FAAN Bans Luggage Checking At Departure Hall

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria says checking of travellers luggage will no longer be done at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The Managing Director, FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, said this was part of the
plan to ensure the implementation of the Executive Order recently
issued by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

Dunoma made this known after a meeting with all the participating
agencies at the airport on Tuesday. “The Executive Order does not give
room for pre-checks on luggage. All checks should be done in designated
areas. Luggage should not be checked at the departure hall,” he said.

Dunoma added that there would be no compromise with the procedures and
that whatever security procedure or security checks the agency would
adopt would not be compromised.

He said, “We have to meet the deadline set by the Executive Order. There
are strategies in line with the order, but the concerned agencies need
to meet regularly to ensure that these strategies are adhered to and

“Concentration is on the Lagos airport because it is the key airport due
to its size, complexity and passenger traffic. If we get it right in
Lagos, we will get it right in other airports.

Once we do that, I believe all the other airports will be easy for us.”
Dunoma stated that the participating agencies, including the Nigeria
Police, Department of State Security, Quarantine Services, National Drug
Law Enforcement Agency, Nigeria Immigration Services, Nigeria Customs
Services and FAAN Aviation Security, among others, would implement the
directive successfully.

“All participating agencies are ready to key into this big committee set
up for the implementation. Everybody is contributing positively.

From all indications, all hands are on deck to make sure the Executive Order is implemented successfully.

Justice Ademola Resumes Sitting
Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday
resumed sitting following his recall by the National Judicial Council
last week.

Justice Ademola was among the six judges earlier asked by the NJC to
stop sitting, shortly after raid conducted by the State Security Service
on his house and other judges’ in October last year.
But the NJC, in a statement through its Director of Information, Mr.
Soji Oye, stated on Saturday that Justice Ademola should resume his
judicial duties  on the basis that the court had exonerated him of the
charges preferred against him by the Federal Government.
Five other judges were also asked to resume on the basis that the
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar
Malami, had failed to institute charges against them since October last
year when the minister requested the NJC to suspend them pending the
outcome of the cases against them.
The NJC had said the development had led to backlog of cases in the various courts where the judges presided.
All the judges were therefore asked to resume sitting on Wednesday. Justice Ademola commenced sitting after 9am on Wednesday.
Seven cases were listed for the Wednesday’s court session. A Senior
Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Joe Agi, with whom Justice Ademola was tried on
corruption allegations but later discharged, had his case come up
before the judge on Wednesday.
Agi, being the only Senior Advocate of Nigeria, his case, although listed as number six, was heard first.
When the case was mentioned, the defence was not represented in court.
Agi, who was the plaintiff’s lawyer, however, sought the withdrawal of
the case on the grounds that it had been overtaken by event.
The judge granted the application and struck out the case. The SAN took
his leave from the court immediately after the case was struck out.
He declined to speak with journalists waiting outside the courtroom. But
a lawyer, Mr. Femi Morohundiya, who was in th court, addressed
journalist and welcomed Justice Ademola back.
Morohundiya also justified the recall of the judge, following the judge’s acquittal by the trial court earlier this year.
The lawyer said, “It is a welcome development. The Senate President is
being tried by the executive, yet he is still sitting as the Senate
President. This judge has been cleared.
“So it is a welcome development that he is back to the judiciary to continue his work.”

Kemisola Adeyemi

Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of KemiFilaniBlog. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday!Email: [email protected]

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