Ifeanyi Ubah Sues DSS, Seeks Release From Detention, Buhari Names Osinbajo ‘Coordinator’ In His Letter To Senate and other major headline stories you missed today!

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Ifeanyi Ubah Sues DSS, Seeks Release From Detention
The Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, has sued the Department of State Services before the Federal High Court in Lagos over what he termed unlawful detention by the security agency.

Ubah’s lawyer, Mrs. Ifeoma Esom, who appeared before Justice Mohammed Idris on Tuesday with an ex parte application, claimed that her client had been in detention since May 6.

She urged the judge to order the DSS to release Ubah to prevent the security agency from coercing him to accede to “whatever conditions they impose on him in exchange for his freedom.”

Upon hearing the ex parte application on Tuesday, Justice Idris ordered the DSS to bring Ubah before him on May 12, 2017, to show cause why the businessman should not be released unconditionally.

In an affidavit filed in support of the application, the Secretary of Capital Oil and Gas Limited,George Oranuba, claimed that the DSS arrested his boss on account of allegations levelled against him by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria.

Buhari Names Osinbajo ‘Coordinator’ In His Letter To Senate
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s letter of vacation addressed to National Assembly failed to address the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as Acting President while he is on vacation.

This led to an uproar in the Senate on Tuesday when the letter was read.

President Buhari proceeded on an indefinite vacation on Sunday.

The letter by Buhari to the Senate only informed the National Assembly of his departure for medical trip, adding simply that Osinbajo will coordinate the activities of government.

Disturbed by the content of the letter, Senator Mao Ohabunwa, who raised a Point of Order, said there is no provision in the constitution for a Coordinating Vice President.

Ohabunwa said the only provision in the constitution is Acting President.

He submitted that the content of the letter is ambiguous and not explicit enough.

However, the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, in his reaction, said Buhari has done what the constitution stipulated and therefore any word used in the letter is irrelevant.

Nigerian Breweries Appoints Johan Antonie Doyer As Managing Director/ Ceo 

THE Board of Directors (“the Board”) of Nigerian Breweries Plc (“the Company”), hereby announces the appointment of Mr. Johan Antonie Doyer as the Company’s Managing Director/CEO. The appointment takes effect on the 16th of June, 2017 and is on an interim basis pending the appointment of a substantive Managing Director/CEO for the Company. Mr. Doyer replaces Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde who has resigned from the Board and the Company effective the same date of 16th of June 2017, notice of which had earlier been given to The Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Mr. Doyer joined HEINEKEN Netherlands in 1978 as Product Manager and subsequently held increasingly senior Marketing management positions in different regions. He became the General Manager in Vietnam followed by La Reunion, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chile and the Sedibeng Brewery in South Africa. Mr. Doyer retired from HEINEKEN in ]uly 2015 as the Managing Director of HEINEKEN Ethiopia. While in Ethiopia, he was responsible for building the new company, integrated two acquired breweries, built a new brewery, launched new brands and oversaw the tripling of that company’s volume. He set the stage for the growth HEINEKEN Ethiopia has recorded.

The Board is confident that Mr. Doyer’s wealth of experience stands him in a very good position to help the Company with its twin strategy of Cost Leadership and Market Leadership towards sustaining the Company’s leadership position in the market.

 

Court To Patience Jonathan: Prove $15.591m Is Yours  

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday refused to grant Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s request to release her accounts holding $15.591million.

Justice Mohammed Idris held that she and other parties must give oral evidence on the money’s ownership.

Mrs. Jonathan will, therefore, be required to appear in court to give evidence on how she came about the money, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) described as a “proceed of crime”.

Since the case was filed, Mrs. Jonathan has never attended the proceedings. She has always been represented by lawyers.

She sued the EFCC for placing a no-debit order on the Skye Bank Plc accounts.

Justice Idris ordered parties to file pleadings since issues were joined on the money’s ownership.

The judge said the defendants formulated issues that were different from the one formulated by Mrs. Jonathan in her originating summons, which he said was “unacceptable”.

Besides, he said the nature of the case was not one to be decided by or an originating summons procedure in which witnesses are not called to testify.

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