Buhari appoints Amos Isaac Azi as new chairman for IST

Buhari appoints Amos Isaac Azi as new chairman for IST

- President Buhari has made two new appointments

- The president approved the appointment of Amos Isaac Azi as the chairman of the Investments and Securities Tribunal

- President Buhari has also approved the reappointment of Nosa Osemwengie as a full-time member of the investment tribunal

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Barrister Amos Isaac Azi as the chairman of the Investments and Securities Tribunal.

Until his latest appointment, Azi was a staff member of the Securities & Exchange Commission, The Nation reports.

A statement from the IST said the appointment is for an initial period of five years and took effect from Friday, July 17.

Buhari appoints Amos Isaac Azi as new chairman for IST

Buhari appoints Amos Isaac Azi as new chairman for IST. Photo Credit: Femi Adesina
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Legit.ng gathers that President Buhari has also approved the reappointment of Barrister Nosa Osemwengie as a full-time member of the investment tribunal for a second and final term of four years.

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The appointment took effect from Saturday, August 1, 2020.

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Meanwhile, President Buhari has sent his congratulations to Olumide Akpata, the new president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) following his victory at the polls.

The Nigerian leader tweeted his felicitation on his personal Twitter account on Saturday, August 1.

President Buhari, who described the NBA as "a crucial stakeholder" in Nigeria's democracy, wished Akpata all the best.

Legit.ng had reported earlier that after a recent online presidential election, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) selected a new leader who is not from the rank of senior advocates.

The new NBA president, Olumide Akpata, polled 1,002 votes which represented 54.8% of the total votes cast at the election.

Akpata floored two contenders at the poll: Babatunde Ajibade who polled 808 votes and Julius Adesina who claimed 679 votes.

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According to reports, Akpata is the first president of the association to emerge from the outer bar in 30 years.

Legit.ng also notes that the former NBA boss, Paul Usoro, had issues with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Although Usoro maintains that he is innocent, he was arraigned by the EFCC before a high court judge.

The anti-graft commission alleged that Usoro, in partnership with a sitting state governor, siphoned N1.4 billion.

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