Court okays sack of bank staff over N306 million fraud

Ms Ibrahim used her password to approve unauthorised transactions from accounts belonging to three different organisations

Source: Court okays sack of bank staff over N306 million fraud

BREAKING: Court Stops CJN Onnoghen’s Trial

By checkpointcharley on 14. January 2019 • ( 0 )


The plan by President Muhammadu Buhari government to drag Chief Justice of the Federation,Justice Walter Onnoghen through the mud of criminal prosecution may have suffered a setback as the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday stopped his scheduled trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The court gave the order while ruling on two separate ex parte applications on Monday, ordering the parties to maintain status quo till January 17.

Justice N.E. Maha ordered that the defendants should be served with all the papers filed and they should appear in court at the next hearing.

One of the two suits marked FHC/ABJ/CS/27/2019 was filed by incorporated ‎trustees of the Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative.

Joined as defendants in the suit are the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, the Chairman of CCT, Danladi Umar; the National Judicial Council, the Inspector-General of Police, ‎Mr. Ibrahim Idris, and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

‎The other suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/28/2019 was filed by the incorporated ‎trustees of the International Association of Students Economists and Management – with the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Malami; the CCT, the CCB, the Chairman of CCT, Umar; and the Inspector-General of Police, ‎Idris as defendants.

While the ex parte application in the suit FHC/ABJ/CS/27/2019 was moved by Mr. R.A Lawal-Rabana (SAN), before Justice Maha on Monday, the ex parte application filed in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/28/2019 ‎was moved by Mr. Jeph Njikonye.

The order came shortly after Monday’s proceeding at the CCT, which had adjourned Onnoghen’s case due to lack of proper service of the charges on the accused by the prosecution.

Filthy Lucre: The UK’s Abortion Industry

The latest statistics for abortions in the United Kingdom have been made public by the Department of Health. The revised abortion figures released just days prior to Christmas show that in 2017 the numbers of UK abortions were at a ten-year high. The figures also unveil Britain’s culture of death and the money being made …

Source: Filthy Lucre: The UK’s Abortion Industry – Crisis Magazine

Mesh Lawsuit Update And What To Claim.

Transvaginal Mesh Financial Compensation

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A synthetic net-like substance, called bladder sling or transvaginal mesh is used to support the damaged or weakened tissues of the pelvic region in women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Unfortunately, there have been an ever increasing number of transvaginal mesh complaints which led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take notice of the crisis situation.

The mesh lawsuit update takes into account of the following symptoms for filing lawsuit:

  • mesh erosion
  • mesh becoming exposed
  • urinary infection unusual vaginal bleeding
  • vaginal or bladder pain
  • inflammation
  • nerve damage and pain
  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • organ perforation during mesh placement procedure
  • urinary tract problems

What do the lawyers claim in the lawsuit?

  • Past, current and future medical bills
  • Loss of wages
  • Damage award for the physical pain and suffering
  • Expenses for revision surgery
  • Compensation for emotional distress

Transvaginal mesh lawsuit

The victims of the…

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AI Will Change the Future of Leadership

By Lolly Daskal

More and more, artificial intelligence is permeating nearly every aspect of business and industry. It’s already begun changing the future of leadership.

Change requires updated skills, and a change as sweeping as the proliferation of AI will almost certainly require that leaders develop new skills. But much of what we’ll need will come from refining and adapting skills that are already part of good leadership practice. Here are some of the most important traits that will serve us well in the years to come:

Focusing on our adaptability. Leaders who embrace change with an agile spirit thrive in every situation. Agile leaders know how to switch gears and view issues from different perspectives, and they provide an environment in which failure is part of success and decisions are made on the basis of informed judgment. In every situation, but especially in times of change, agile leaders work to strengthen their organization’s leadership capability by providing leadership opportunities to team members with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Absorbing our fears. If you’re fearful of widespread change, you are not alone. Even the best leaders feel fear, but they learn to absorb that fear and work through it.  Mastering any new skill requires some degree of fear-conquering. As AI becomes more familiar it will also become less frightening, so devote some time to studying the work of those who are involved in the field.

Keeping an open mind. We have to understand something before we can lead through it. And the particular challenges of robotics and artificial intelligence—with deep philosophical and ethical components—mean that we’ll have to work especially hard, and with an especially open mind, to develop that understanding.

Having comfort in uncertainty. The world is complex, business is complicated and uncertainty is guaranteed. That’s always been the case—any time we feel a sense of certainty, it’s basically false. And when it comes to AI, we need to educate ourselves and remember that wisdom doesn’t emerge from knowing with certainty but from awareness of uncertainty.

Embracing humility. A rapidly changing future requires an ancient skill: that of humility. It was Socrates who discussed the benefits of humility, understanding that our ignorance can prevent us from recognizing its own existence. An arrogant faith in our own knowledge is worth very little compared to the humility that keeps us in touch with all we don’t know—the first requirement for being open to new learning.

Embodying our humanity. A notable study at the University of Oxford projects that 47 percent of people will be at risk of losing their jobs due to advancements in computerized automation. There’s no way of knowing what that level of unemployment—much of it in white-collar professions—will do to our society. But wherever we find ourselves, we will benefit from staying connected to the core of our humanity as we navigate the changes.

AI may be able to do things we can’t, and do other things more quickly and efficiently, but it will be humans who determine the shape of the future.

Lead from within: We still have a long way to go to ensure that humans define AI’s future and to determine our best role as leaders as that future develops.

Understand Who You Belong To So You Know Who You Are

Emma Ortega Negrete


Get this deep down in your spirit – God,  Universe,  Higher Power,  Omnipotent Positive Energy or whatever you wish to call it; you were not made to be in despair or any other form of emotion that keeps you in bondage .

You were not meant to beg for anything and; most certainly love.   You are love because that’s what created you.

So before you start following the crowd of ignorant naysayers, trolls and exploiters looking for something free, stand your ground and send those liars and thieves to hell.

You cannot fight off those negative forces if you don’t understand who you belong to and who you are.

Know that the Highest Power does not want you to be in pain and in a vulnerable state.   God wants you to be empowered by His Majestic Power to break those strongholds in your family,  social circle and everyday contacts.

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The Idol of Our Age

Robert Royal Monday, January 14, 2019

In times like these, when so much is deeply unsettled in both the Church and the world, there are few reliable guides to our predicament. But one has just appeared: Daniel Mahoney’s brief but powerful book: The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity.

A few decades back, American evangelicals used to denounce secular humanism, rightly – but without knowing what it was other than a denial of religion. During the same period, St. John Paul II tried to recover an authentic Christian humanism, i.e., a rich “anthropology” in which the human person is only rightly understood in relation to God.

A Christian humanism is necessary because unless we properly value life in this world, religion can become distorted, a kind of Puritanism that denies our nature as creatures with bodies, minds, and spirits. A Christian humanism is necessary, however, because without God, we close in on ourselves. The sciences discover truths about our world, but cannot say anything about why we’re here, what our lives mean, or where we go after death.

In the vacuum left by exclusion of religion and moral truths, we make idols of human desires – repeat the original wrong turn in the Garden of Eden – and think we are gods, as we see only too clearly in our post-Christian culture. Mahoney provides a wise and wide-ranging account of how we got here, starting with Auguste Comte who, in the decades after the French Revolution, formally developed a “religion of humanity.”

Similar currents cropped up in America, Western Europe, and Russia; Mahoney deftly relates how Orestes Brownson, Aurel Kolnai (a little know but brilliant Hungarian), and Alexander Solzhenitsyn responded to proliferating branches of “humanitarianism.”

As the great political philosopher Pierre Manent says in a foreword to this book, humanitarianism is the “ruling opinion” in developed Western societies now, it “commands and forbids, inspires and intimidates.”

Humanitarianism is a demanding idol that serves a dual purpose. Initially, it filled the gap left by the abandonment of religion. Though atheism deprived people, individually, of a future life, they could at least see working for “humanity” as something that transcends any single person. These ersatz religions inevitably go awry, however, because they cannot really fill the spiritual gulf, and therefore have led, historically, to ever more radical – and tyrannical – movements like Marxism, progressivism, and the current “identity” fads.

In recent times, humanitarianism has taken an additional turn. It’s now a stick with which to beat various particularisms: attachments to nations, specific religions, families, communities. Such attachments are now often portrayed as a kind of sectarianism that offends against “humanity” as a whole. Then again, much depends on where you stand in the progressive “arc of history.” Non-Western and anti-Western groups are allowed their particular “identities.”

Muslims, African and Latin American migrants, homosexuals, etc. are useful in undermining the traditional markers of identity – religion, family, and nation – in favor of “humanity.” * Mahoney relates all this to Pope Francis in a particularly trenchant chapter, which is remarkable both for the strength of his critique and his fairness to the often-overlooked traditional sides of the pope. He counsels us to take the pope’s written arguments seriously (not his “remarkably undisciplined off-the-cuff remarks”) as matter demanding careful reflection and appraisal.

The main problem, says Mahoney, has been that “His admirers, and sometimes the pope himself, confuse Christian charity with secular humanitarianism.” Largely because of that emphasis, the pope, though he has expressed opposition to things like abortion and gay “marriage,” also gives the impression that “mercy” means not pushing too hard against them in public. He’s done the same for the divorced and remarried within the Church.

Daniel J. Mahoney By contrast, he’s been relentless in opposing war and capital punishment, which Church teaching has always classified as sometimes moral necessities. But “Divine mercy is not humanitarian compassion. It is not a substitute for repentance and the firm, if humane, exercise of the rule of law.” By his blurring of such distinctions, Francis has left the Church “divided and vulnerable to an unthinking political correctness.” And such confusions lead to others.

The pope’s writings on the environment, for example, rightly remind us of the drive towards the Promethean “mastery” of nature that has marred Western science and technology – something quite different than the “dominion” over the Creation in Genesis. Laudato si, therefore, can be partly read as a sort of conservative green stance rooted in a deep Christian spirituality. But the Vatican’s incautious alliance with radical environmentalists has led to “mistaken emphases.”

For instance, the pope often condemns business for greed, rarely commends it for creating wealth and helping out the very poor in whose name he speaks. (To my knowledge, he’s never recognized that globalization – for all its problems – has raised hundreds of millions out of sheer destitution.) He seems to pay little attention to the fact that modern “humanitarian” regimes – i.e., the Soviet Union, China, Cuba – that claimed to represent “the people” have been among the most murderous, oppressive, environmentally disastrous systems in human history, while evil “capitalist” nations have steadily cleaned up their environments.

Francis vehemently denounces Western leaders for refusing to open borders to migrants. But he’s indulgent towards Venezuela and China, the Castros, Bolivia’s Evo Morales. The Yale historian Carlos Eire, who was born in Cuba, has argued that the pope shows a kind of “preferential option for the oppressors.” And he also seems to have greater trust in international technocrats and a “world authority” over nations – i.e., smaller groups, more responsive to concrete human conditions.

The Christian tradition has always emphasized moderation, prudence, realism in human affairs. In a fallen world, the attempt to create heaven on earth by fallen creatures, is a recipe for various hells, as recent history shows beyond doubt. And that’s true even when the humanitarianism comes to us dressed in equality, tolerance, acceptance. True Christian charity is a hard school that includes those ideals, but also the sterner virtues that prevent our all-too-human efforts from becoming idolatrous – and demonic.