Judiciary

Court okays suits against Uni Abuja VC, DG SEC

Published

on



The Federal High Court Abuja on Tuesday, granted the Centre for Social Justice leave to file a suit against the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja. 

The court equally gave the centre permission to commence legal action against the Director- General, Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC).

The court compelled the vice chancellor and DG of SEC, who are the respondents, to grant the centre, (the applicant) access to  details of documentation evidencing the remittance to the Consolidated revenue Fund (CRF) the sum of N603 million.

The applicants said the sum was  25 per cent of the internally generated revenue.

The applicants said they brought the application for an order of mandamus against the vice chancellor  and the DG, SEC pursuant to Order 34 Rule 3 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedures Rules 2019.

The applicant is praying for a declaration that denying it access to the details of the documentation evidencing the remittance of the funds is an infringement of its right guaranteed and protected by section 1 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2011.

In the suit against the DG of SEC, the centre is asking for a declaration that denying it access to the details of the documentation evidencing the remittance to the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) the sum of N160 million being the interests from investing  into Nigerian Treasury Bills (NTBs) by the respondent and which was not remitted to the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) as required by law.

The centre contends that the non-remittance was also a contravention of the recommendation of the Auditor General of the Federation in page 179 of the Auditor General’s Annual Report on the Accounts of the Federation of Nigeria for the year 2017.

The judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned the matter until July 23.

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

https://nnn.ng/court-okays-suits-against-uni-abuja-vc-dg-sec/

Independence:NEPZA boss promises to use FTZs, SEZs rejuvenate nation’s economy Curtailing access to forex proceeds will limit exporter’s contributions to economy – FACAN Customs boss charges NDA cadets to place national interest above all other considerations  Felix Duke calls out Pretty Okafor over Creative Industry Group (CIG) Trademark fraud Akwa Ibom to implement flood-control project across 18 communities House seeks immediate demarcation of boundary among warring communities in Nasarawa, Benue Independence Day: Gbajabimila, Wase, Elumelu congratulate Nigerians 2021 budget: Reps approve N13.08 trn expenditures, $40 oil price benchmark Expert urges schools to embrace ICT as  new method of teaching Independence: Plateau speaker urges Nigerians to defend nation’s unity [email protected]: Gov. Bello says insecurity threat to growth, development Nigeria @ 60: PDP urges Buhari to reposition government 2023: Umahi denies alleged rift with NASS members from Ebonyi Nigeria @ 60: 120 eminent Nigerian elders, leaders for National Dialogue — Utomi Group says community policing key to curbing insecurity Oyetola salutes Nigeria at 60, sues for peace, unity Poultry association tasks NLC on permanent employment of workers by employers Nigeria grants approval for Emirates Airlines to operate Group launches N5m interest-free loan for members [email protected]: We must build a nation of one destiny – Mark FG distribute palliatives to 47,020 vulnerable households in Enugu N/ East: DPR tasks owners of filling stations, gas plants on safety Nigeria @ 60: Progressive Governors reaffirm commitment to democracy, development Army Court Marshal dismisses soldier for defiling minor Kwara schools to resume Oct. 5, tertiary institutions Oct. 12 Tinubu urges common purpose, strong bond 2 cyclists die in BRT accident in Lagos Nigeria @ 60: Gov. Bello urges Nigerians to promote national unity United States ship: USS HWW visits Nigeria, conducts exercise with NN COVID-19: Osun govt. orders full reopening of markets, worship centres Women empowerment, Akeredolu’s utmost priority — Wife Senate President congratulates PDP on victory in Edo guber election KEDCO reverts to old electricity tariff Commission urges states to implement Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2007 Nigeria @ 60: Akeredolu felicitates with Nigerians, calls for unity Anniversary: APC urges Nigerians to reflect on nation’s history, show more love Nigeria @60: Law students Association tasks youths on leadership [email protected]: Let unity of Nigeria remain in our DNA – Lagos Speaker 8 companies so far demonstrate e-voting machines to INEC — Okoye Fix federal roads within your region – Journalists urge south-east governors Ondo poll: INEC appeals to religious leaders on peaceful election, support Nigeria @ 60: Orphanage urges FG, NGOs, to build skill acquisition centres in communities Nigeria @ 60: It is time for self examination, says Secondus Orji Kalu preaches peace, unity as Nigeria marks 60th anniversary Students’ group reject call for secession, Oduduwa Republic S/Africa congratulates [email protected], extols her contribution to peace NSE market capitalisation ends September bullish, crosses N14trn mark Independence Day: Police Command warns against rallies in Lagos Anambra gets task force on illegal petrol business Senate President urges Plateau CP to provide security for traditional rulers