On Monday, lawyers in Anambra State approached the government house, Akwa to bar entry into the gate while urging Governor Willie Obiano to address the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
Barr Kingsley Awuka, the chairman of the Nnewi Branch of the NBA and chairman of the committee led the few lawyers who represented eight branches of NBA in the state.
The Anambra lawyers barred the gate of the government house to prevent cars from entering while creating traffic outside and inside the state’s seat of power.
Awuka said, “We came here for a peaceful protest. Our aim is just to drop a letter with the governor, to let him know we are not happy about his silence on the state of Judiciary in the state. We have been here for a long time, and no one is attending to us, that is why we are doing this.
“Anambra State branches of NBA are here to demand financial autonomy and independence of the judiciary from Governor Willie Obiano.
“All the eight branches are represented here, and the leaders of NBA in the state are aware of this visit. We came with a few persons so that it will not seem as if we are out to embarrass the government, because we know what happened the last time all our members marched down here.
“APGA (party in power) is a major beneficiary in the court system, but go round the state and see our court and how dilapidated they are. Judges sit without being well dressed because the courts are poorly ventilated.
“Obiano has the capacity to do better in the justice sector, he does not have to look at other governors, because we did not look at other governors before voting him. We know that the JUSUN strike is nationwide, but since it started, all we have been hearing is Nigeria Governors Forum. We want our governor to speak for himself, and tell is the state of things here,” Awuka said.
The protesters were later briefed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, who also got the letter to the governor and promised to deliver it.
He said, “Thank you for this civilised protest. This is a nationwide matter. We have a formula here, which the state and the judiciary used to share allocation and it is what is received that is shared and not what is budgeted.
“What is in the budget is only a statement of intent, but what is shared is a reality, based on what we have at hand. The points you have raised are not new to the government and there is an intention to fix them. The wider nature of financial autonomy is a national thing, and in Anambra, I can tell you that the Judiciary is independent.
“I will be willing to have you people in my office someday to show you what the state receives and how it is shared. It is like a parent showing his child his income so that he will not blame him for not buying him the things he is demanding,” Chukwulobelu assured.
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Happy birthday to this dynamite – Linda Ikeji writes as she celebrates her birthday
Blogger, Kinda Ikeji is 41.
The celebrity blogger clocks a new age today, September 19.
Linda took to her Instagram page to pay tribute to herself,
“Happy birthday to this dynamite
I am alive. I am healthy. I am happy. I have conquered. God has been so good to me. I am grateful!
Was trying to be a little sexy for my birthday, hope I succeeded!
Thak you all so much for all you well wishes. Kisses!”.
See her birthday photos below,
Mercy Macjoe gets her own Hollywood Walk of Fame
Congratulations are in order for Nollywood actress, Mercy Macjoe as she gets her own Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The actress now has a customised star at the HF in Hollywood, California, USA.
The actress made this known on her Instagram as she shared photos and video from the moment she saw her star.
This is a big achievement for the actress.
Nobody on Earth needs an iPhone 13 – Reno Omokri
Reno Omokri is of the opinion that an iPhone 13 is not needed.
According to him, it is only a status symbol which can rob people off their real treasure when pressured into.
The advocate listed out several reasons why he believes nobody should aim at getting it.
“Noboy on Earth needs an iPhone 13. Absolutely no one. An iPhone 13 is a status symbol. Don’t let peer pressure rob you off your real treasure. If your old phone works, use it.you don’t need a new phone. You need a new investment. Invest. Don’t impress!
Below are 10 Things You Can Invest in Instead of an iPhone 13:
A plot of land in a low cost area 40 bags of rice at a rural area to sell at a profit in an urban area. Trade in forex Buy 3 Microsoft shares Rent a one bedroom and use it for Airbnb Buy treasury binds Start a POS business Join lending club and earn money lending money to people who are guaranteed to repay Invest in a course and learn an income generating skill”.