The Federal Government on Wednesday, said Nigeria’s 60th anniversary would be a low-key celebration in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, but will be observed from September 2020 to September 30th, 2021.
Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the celebration, Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this in Abuja, during the Federal Executive Council meeting, noted that the need to deviate from the norm of celebrating our landmark events with a conclusion of the day of such an event was a major agreement among his committee members. The Diamond Anniversary was made very inclusive to create opportunities for internalisation and buying by all sectors of Nigerian people.
President Muhammadu Buhari who unveiled the ‘Nigeria at 60’ logo and theme shortly after the SGF’s speech announced the theme of the anniversary celebration as “Together Shall We Be,” which he said had been chosen to forge a more united and cohesive Nigeria.
FEC approves creation of crime proceeds management agency
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a bill that aims to create an agency that will manage proceeds of crime and the coordination of all recovered looted assets in Nigeria.
The bill was approved on Wednesday, titled ‘Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency Bill,’ and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has been directed to transmit same to the National Assembly for the purpose of passing it into law.
The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), explained that once the bill becomes law and the agency is established, it would see to proper documentation and management of such recovered assets and thereby guarantee transparency and accountability.
El-Rufai signs amended Kaduna Rape Law, Child rapists to be castrated.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020 which prescribes punishments of surgical castration and bilateral salpingectomy for male and female convicts of child rape, and death.
According to a statement by the governor’s media aide, Muyiwa Adekeye, the amendment introduces stricter punishments than the previous law which carried a maximum penalty of 21 years imprisonment for the rape of an adult and life imprisonment for the rape of a child.
“Under the amended law, the punishment for the rape of a person older than 14 years will include surgical castration or removal of fallopian tubes, but the death penalty shall not apply. In cases where the rape convict is also a child, the court shall order an appropriate punishment under the Children and Young Persons Law Cap 26, Laws of Kaduna State 1991,” the statement read.
First teaser for Kemi Adetiba’s ‘King Of Boys II’ released
Kemi Adetiba has finally released the first teaser for her highly anticipated movie “King of Boys II,” the sequel to her 2018 ‘King Of Boys.’
‘King Of Boys II’ was written, produced and directed by Kemi Adetiba. Its cast members include Sola Sobowale, Remilekun ‘Reminisce’ Safaru, iLLBliss, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nse Ikpe Etim, Efa Iwara, Toni Tones, Jide Kosoko, Osas Ighodaro and more.
Kemi Adetiba made the announcement via her Instagram page.
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