Malami: FG committed to domestication of Rome Statute

By Chris Udochukwu Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) said the Federal Government is committed to domestication of the Rome Statute. Malami made this known in Netherlands, yesterday, while delivering Nigeria’s Country Statement at the 21st Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, The Hague.This was disclosed in a statement issued to newsmen by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.According to the statement Malami disclosed that the National Assembly is working assiduously with the Office of the Attorney General to achieve the domestication drive. The minister said Nigeria firmly believes in the rule of law as a panacea to a just and equitable world, noting that the country has continued to uphold her obligations under international law. Malami pointed out that the Federal Government has not reneged on its pledge to extend maximum cooperation to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the court in addressing allegations of crimes …

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Airline Faults Sealing Of Property Over Alleged N4b Debt

Medview Airline yesterday faulted the invasion and sealing of its property at Olowu, Ikeja and Lekki by policemen executing a court order. The airline said it was unaware of any suit filed by the bank, let alone any court order giving it the right to seal the property. Its management said it was engaged in a dispute with a first-generation bank over an alleged N4 billion debt. The airline said its lawyer had served the bank with a pre-action protocol notice when it refused to release its documents after sale of its aircraft to offset the loan. Medview’s counsel, Mr Lawal Pedro, who condemned the invasion, said he had read the ex-parte order made by Justice Lawal Akapo in suit: ID/6251/GCMW/22 on November 22. He said it does not include possession or sealing of the property. Pedro said what the court granted was for preservation of assets of the airline from sale or other alienation pending compliance with pre-action protocol procedure by the bank. Besides, he said the bank was yet to file an action in respect of the alleged …

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Kirstie Alley dies at 71 after short battle with cancer

Kirstie Alley died following a “battle with cancer,” according to her family. She was 71. “We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” her official Twitter account said. “She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead.” “As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother. We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.” “Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did. (Fox News)

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