- President Buhari has described the late retired Supreme Court justice, Adolphus Karibi-Whyte as a jurist who brought honour to the country
- The Nigerian president said the late jurist was a patriotic and resourceful legal luminary
- Buhari expressed his condolences to the government and people of Rivers state over the passing of Karibi-Whyte
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President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late retired Supreme Court justice, Adolphus Karibi-Whyte as a jurist who has brought honour to the country.
The Nigerian president in a statement through his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said Karibi-Whyte was a patriotic and resourceful legal luminary, Premium Times reports.
Buhari expressed his condolences to the government and people of Rivers state over the passing of the legal icon.
The president prayed for God to comfort the family of the deceased.
He said the late jurist made great contributions to the law and jurisprudence in the country and left behind a legacy of integrity and nationalism.
Meanwhile, after several years of expectations, financial autonomy has finally been granted to the legislature and judiciary across the 36 states of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari granted autonomy via a new executive order signed on Friday, May 22. The president disclosed the news on Twitter.
“Based on the power vested in me under Section 5 of the 1999 Constitution (as Amended), I, today, signed into law Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the implementation of Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary," he wrote.
He added that his administration would “continue to do everything to strengthen the principles and practice of democratic governance in Nigeria.
The president has also signed an amendment to the Executive Order 008 of 2018 on Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme.
The executive order gives all individuals who have defaulted in the declaration of their overseas assets the opportunity to voluntarily declare and pay appropriate levies.
According to a statement released on Thursday, May 21, by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the media aide to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), President Buhari signed the amendment on Wednesday, May 20,
Legit.ng gathered that the president signed the amended executive order after inputs by relevant stakeholders.
Nigerians are urged to seize the opportunity provided by the new executive order to declare and regularise their overseas assets before it is too late.
According to the AGF, persons who voluntarily declare their overseas assets and pay the stipulated levy to the government will receive compliance certificates.
The certificate will allow them to use their assets freely without any hindrance.
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