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Attack on Saraki’s house shameful – Governor Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has condemned the attack on the family house of Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Kwara state. He said the use of thugs backed by police to intimidate and silence political opponents must be condemned by all Nigerians as the country prepares for this year’s elections. He stressed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration ought ... Read More »

CJN trial: Exercise power with decorum – Dogara warns

Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has warned the federal government to exercise caution in the prosecution of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen for alleged failure to declare assets. Dogara in a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan on Sunday in Abuja, said that due process should be followed ... Read More »

WORLD DEMOCRACY INDEX 2018: Nigeria Ranked 22 In Africa, 108 Globally

Nigeria has been ranked the 22nd Most Democratic Country in Africa, 108 in the World. The country, which was scored 4.62 in 2015, scored a not-so-impressive 4.44 in the recently released 2018 study. The Democracy Index reviews the state of democracy in 165 independent countries worldwide using five parameters: process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation; ... Read More »

Onnoghen’s Impending Trial: The Timing Is Condemnable — NBA President

Paul Usoro, President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has berated the Nigerian government for the timing of the charges filed against Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen is scheduled to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, after the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) filed corruption-related charges against him. The charges ... Read More »

How ASUU Strike Is Promoting Prostitution, Unemployment, Poverty – Stakeholders

The continued strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), which seems to have become a ‘new normal’ in the last 19 years, to many stakeholders, is seen as contributing to the growing decadence in the society typified by production of half-baked graduates, who are not employable not to mention mass exodus of Nigerians abroad with the attendant depleting ... Read More »

Atiku Tackles Buhari, Asks Him To Save Nigeria Of Needless Crisis

The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to desist from throwing Nigeria into an avoidable crisis over his desperation to sack the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, the PDP candidate said the principle of ... Read More »

Tribunal adjourns as CJN Onnoghen fails to show up for arraignment

The Justice Danladi Umar-led Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday adjourned proceedings involving the charges of non-declaration of assets preferred against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, till January 22. Justice Umar ruled that the tribunal would hear the CJN’s motion challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal at the next proceedings. The tribunal adjourned the case after the ... Read More »

Planned arraignment of CJN stalls judicial activities at FCT High court, Apo

The planned arraignment of Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged infractions of the CJN’s assets declaration on Monday stalled judicial activities at the FCT High Court, Apo. Most court rooms did not proceed with cases as earlier scheduled except the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for Osun State. Justice Onnoghen ... Read More »

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE MEETING OF THE SOUTH SOUTH GOVERNORS’ FORUM HELD IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019

An emergency meeting of the governors of the states of the South South geopolitical zone, held at the Bayelsa State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The meeting, called at the instance of the Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, who is also Chairman of the South South Governors Forum, was attended by the Governors ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Army Uncover Boko Haram Logistics Supply Syndicates In Borno

The Nigerian Army Sunday said it has uncovered Boko Haram logistics supply syndicates among loggers and charcoal dealers in Borno. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brig-Gen. Bulama Biu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Biu was reacting to the ban imposed on the supply of firewood and charcoal ... Read More »

CJN: PDP says Presidency plotting to destabilise judiciary ahead of elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari-led Presidency of “plotting to destabilize and annex the Judiciary ahead of the 2019 general elections.” In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the Director, Media and Publicity of PDP Presidential Campaign Organization on Saturday, the party alleged that “the All Progressives Congress (APC) and cabal at the Buhari Presidency are ... Read More »

Why I didn’t declare my domiciliary accounts- Chief Justice Onnoghen

Following the allegations of false asset declaration preferred against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has described his non-declaration of the domiciliary accounts as a mistake. In a statement wrote to the CCB investigators on Friday (January 11), Justice Onnoghen also explained that the undeclared foreign currencies found in ... Read More »

What the law says about putting the Chief Justice on trial- Jiti Ogunye

THE CHARGE AND PLANNED ARRAIGNMENT OF THE HON. CHIEF JUSTICE WALTER ONOGHEN BEFORE THE CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL Our attention has been drawn to the trending news that the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onoghen has been charged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, based on a petition submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau on Wednesday the 9th ... Read More »

CJN: South South Governor’s Forum fixes emergency meeting for Abuja on Sunday

The South South Governor’s Forum has scheduled an emergency meeting of the Forum for Sunday. A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relation’s to the Governor òf Bayelsa State, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, stated that the security òf the Niger Delta, during and after the election, the issue of derivation, and recent development involving the Chief Justice of the Federation would ... Read More »

CJN: Opposition coalition threatens to mobilize ‘One -Million -Man -March’ against FG

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned calls by the Federal Government on the Chief Justice of Nigeria to resign his appointment and face trial for alleged non declaration of assets, calling it “ the undemocratic, unconstitutional and illegal plots by the outgoing Buhari Presidency in order to fix the last missing piece of their rigging machinery.” It ... Read More »

Chief Justice faces Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday for alleged non declaration of assets

Alleged Non declatration of asset: CCT Schedules 14th January for arraignment of Justice Onnoghen. The Code of Conduct Tribunal has scheduled Monday, 14th of January for the commencement of trial against current Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justce Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel for alleged non declaration of asset. This was consequent to application filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau ... Read More »

Chief Justice in trouble as FG asks him to resign and face trial

Problem is in the offing for the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, as the Federal Government has asked to immediately vacate his exalted office as Head of the Nation’s judiciary over alleged sundry asset declaration issues. Already, the Federal Government will on January 14, 2019 arraigned the CJN before the Justice Danladi Yakubu-led Code of Conduct ... Read More »

Police fires back at Saraki, says his allegation against IGP incorrect, misleading and false

The Nigeria Police Force has said that the allegation by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, that the Inspector General of Police was after his life was incorrect, misleading and false just as it assured all Nigerians that the Nigeria Police Force ‘has no any undisguised hostility to the Senate President or his supporters in Kwara State or to jeopardize ... Read More »

IG of Police plotting to kill me, Saraki alleges

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has raised alarm that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris was after his life. Saraki, who is the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO), raised the allegation at a press conference Friday evening in Abuja. He called on the international authorities to hold Idris responsible if anything bad happened to him ... Read More »

Mob beats wrong person to death over stolen battery

A 45-year-old man, Yusuf Ibrahim, has lost life in jungle justice after a mob lynched him over a car battery allegedly stolen at Nato Park, Tin Can Island, Apapa, Lagos. It was later discovered that the battery was found with one Yusuf Yahaya, who works around Tin Can First Gate-some distance from the park. Punch newspaper reported that the incident ... Read More »