Tinubu, Others, For Awards At Law Week


FOR contributions to development of the judiciary in Lagos State, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos branch last week said it would present an award to former governor of Lagos State, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The award, the branch said, would form part of activities lined up for its 2012 Annual Law Week slated for June 4-8, 2012.

Chairman of the Law Week Committee, Mr. Hannibal Uwaifo, said that for roles in advancing the course of democracy and good governance, the governors of Osun and Benue States, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Gabriel Suswan, respectively, would benefit from the award.

Uwaifo stated that some outstanding lawyers, who have been supportive of the branch, would also be honoured. They are Chief Anthony Idigbe (SAN), Chief Ricky Tarfa (SAN), Mr. Oluwakemi Balogun and Chief judge of Lagos State, Mrs. Inumidun Akande. He added that corporate organisations such as Zenith Bank and Century Books would also benefit.

  • Monarch Denounces Appropriation Of Titles
  • From Joseph Wantu, Makurdi

THE traditional ruler of Idoma nation and Och’Idoma, Elias Ekoyi Obekpa, has warned persons who have illegally acquired traditional titles such as Ochi’Idoma and Ad’Idoma to desist from use of same or face sanction.

The monarch frowned at the development at Otukpo, headquarters of Idoma land, at the weekend during the celebration of this year’s Eje-Aja festival.

He warned that he would not sit and watch people demean the traditional institution.

The paramount ruler said illegal use of the titles amounts to impersonation, as the law gives only him such prerogative.

In a remark, the Tor Tiv, Alfred Akawe Torkula who was represented by the Ter Gwer, Chief Dominic Akpe, hailed cordial relationship between Idoma and Tiv traditional rulers, maintaining that Benue State would have been the most developed state in the country if the political class demonstrates similar understanding and partnership.

Compulsory  Physical Education At Schools

From Tunji Omofoye, Osogbo

THE Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the nation could discover solution to its backwardness in technology if its people embrace physical fitness as part of their daily activities.

The governor stated this at the Obafemi Awolowo University Sports Center, Ife-Ife during this month’s regular Walk-to-Live fitness exercise, 5th in its series.

Aregbesola also disclosed that a law would soon be introduced to make physical education compulsory in the curriculum of schools from elementary to tertiary institutions in Osun.

Dignitaries who joined the governor and his deputy, Otunba Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori, included elder statesman, Gen. Alani Akinrinade (rtd.); Senators, Ajayi Borofice and Babajide Omoworare.