The department of state services, dss has been accused of preventing the leader of the indigenous people of biafra, ipob, nnamdi kanu from having access to his lawyers.
Kanu’s lead counsel, ifeanyi ejiofor, in a statement issued to newsmen said the dss prevented him and ipob’s attorney in the united states, bruce fein from having access to his client on september 2, describing the action of the secret police as a violation of the order of an abuja federal high court which allowed the agitator access to his lawyers twice a week.
Ejiofor further disclosed that despite formal notification to the service, in line with the existing protocol, and in compliance with the court-ordered guideline, the officials of dss came up with an excuse that the person assigned to receive them during the visit was on a special assignment and as such, the visit cannot be conducted.
The european commission and astrazeneca have reached a settlement on the delivery of the remaining covid-19 vaccine doses by the british drugmaker as well ending the pending litigation in brussels.
Report says under the settlement, astrazeneca had committed to deliver 60 million doses of its vaccine, vaxzevria, by the end of the third quarter this year, 75 million by the end of the fourth quarter and 65 million by the end of the first quarter of 2022.
Meanwhile, the european commission had in april, 2021 launched legal action against astrazeneca for not respecting its contract for the supply of covid-19 vaccines and for not having a reliable plan to ensure timely deliveries.
Japanese prime minister, yoshihide suga has disclosed plans to step down, setting the stage for a new premier after a one-year tenure marred by covid-19 response and rapidly dwindling public support.
Suga made the disclosure in a news conference, saying he told the liberal democratic party, ldp executive meeting not to run in the party leadership race in a bid to focus on covid-19 response.
Report says suga’s decision not to run in a ruling ldp election in september means the party will choose a new leader, who will become the country’s prime minister.