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Stay courageous and defend Nigeria’s democracy, Dr Jennifer Douglas-Abubakar tasks women

 ….As Delta women kick against the suspension of CJN Wife of the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr (Mrs) Jennifer Douglas-Abubakar on Saturday led thousands of Delta State women to pray for peace and unity in Nigeria, calling on Nigerian women to be courageous and rise in defence of the nation’s democracy despite the current political tension ... Read More »

Acting CJN Swears In 250 Members Of General Election Tribunals

  The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, has sworn in 250 members of the general election tribunals. At the swearing-in ceremony which took place in Abuja on Saturday, the acting CJN urged the members of the election tribunals to discharge their duties with integrity as well as the fear of God.     Read More »

IGP Adamu to International Community: We will be professional in our role during election

 The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu has said that personnel of the force would conduct themselves professionally before, during and after the general elections. Adamu gave the assurance when the British High Commissioner, the EU representative in Nigeria, Heads of Mission of US, France and Germany paid him a courtesy visit on Thursday in Abuja. “I have ... Read More »

Benin Chief says suspension of Onnoghen okay with masses

  The Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the courage and political will to suspend Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Chief Edebiri said the action would go down well with the masses of Nigerians. Edebiri said Nigerians who have constituted themselves into professional supporters club of corruptive tendencies should ... Read More »

EU: Timing of Onnoghen’s Suspension Raises Concerns about Electoral Justice

The European Union Election Observation Mission, Nigeria (EU COM) is worried about the process and timing of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. In a statement on Saturday, the EU COM said that with 20 days to the presidential and National Assembly elections, political parties, candidates and voters must be able to have confidence in ... Read More »

2019 ELECTIONS: Moghalu, Durotoye Form Alliance In New Party – ‘The Force’

The leadership of the Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, and Young Progressives Party, YPP, on Friday, merged to form a new coalition known as ‘The Force.” According to both parties, ‘The Force’ is to help salvage Nigeria from those they said have held it hostage for far too long. The revelation was made known to the public in a statement ... Read More »

Breaking: US reacts to Onnoghen’s suspension, says “We are deeply concerned”

The US has reacted to Friday’s suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a press statement released on Friday, the US Embassy said it was deeply “concerned by the impact of the executive branch’s decision to suspend and replace the Chief Justice and head of the judicial branch without the support ... Read More »

Illegality of Onnoghen’s suspension should not be allowed to stand-Falana

Illegal suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen by Femi Falana I have had cause to call on the Attorney-General of the Federation,  Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN to withdraw the charge of false declaration of assets filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen  at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The call was without prejudice to the merit of ... Read More »

Onnoghen: PDP Suspends Atiku’s Campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council has suspended its presidential campaign in protest against the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen A statement Saturday by the Co-Chairman of the campaign council and the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, described Buhari’s action as a “dangerous and brazen assault on the constitution”, adding that there was no ... Read More »

FAAC: Kwara Gets N3.4b for January

The Kwara State Government is to receive a sum of N3,478,285,729.28 as allocation from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) for January 2019. The amount represents a N603m drop from the December allocation to the state. This was made known by the State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, in a statement released in Ilorin on Saturday. Banu disclosed that ... Read More »

Heatwave: Snake cooling off in toilet bites woman

Snake cooling off in toilet bites Australian woman as punishing heatwave continues A woman in Australia was bitten  by a snake that had curled up in a toilet bowl to seek refuge from a weeks-long heatwave that has seen temperature records smashed. Helen Richards said she got the fright of her life after she was bitten by a non-venomous carpet python ... Read More »

MURIC backs Buhari on suspension of Onnoghen

The Muslim Rights Concern( MURIC) has endorsed the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. MURIC’s reaction was contained in a statement issued and signed by the director of the human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola. According to him “The former CJN has lost the confidence of Nigerians. He has seriously tarnished the ... Read More »

Minimum Wage: Labour to Storm N/Assembly Monday 

Members of the organised labour have vowed to moblise workers to the National Assembly to attend the Public Hearing on the new minimum wage bill scheduled to hold on Monday. Addressing journalists after a meeting of the Central Working Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the President, Ayuba Wabba said that labour will be coming to argue its case ... Read More »

Onnoghen’s Suspension: Reconvene And Take Legislative Actions Against Buhari, PDP Tells NASS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, the party condemned the action of President Muhammadu Buhari and asked the National assembly to urgently take legislative actions against him. “The PDP calls on the National Assembly to immediately ... Read More »

Onoghen’s Suspension, a Coup Against Democracy, Says Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Walter Onoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari, as a coup against democracy and a deliberate attempt to endanger our hard-won democracy. Saraki, in a statement personally signed by him stated that the suspension was another act of desperation by President Buhari. He noted ... Read More »

Buhari Dissolves NDDC Board, Appoints Ag. MD

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Nelson Braimbraifa, as acting Managing Director for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Friday. Nsima Ekere, the former Managing Director of NDDC, is the governorship candidate of ... Read More »

Photo News Of Justice Tanko Mohammed Swearing- in As Ag. CJN

President Muhamnadu Buhari on Friday suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen was replaced with Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in acting capacity. The pictures below were taken during the swearing-in.   Read More »

Why I suspended Onnoghen as CJN- Buhari

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, ON THE SUSPENSION OF HONOURABLE JUSTICE WALTER NKANU SAMUEL ONNOGHEN AS CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA AND SWEARING IN OF ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE, 25TH JANUARY 2019 Fellow Nigerians, A short while ago, I was served with an Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal issued on Wednesday 23rd ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari suspends Onnoghen as CJN, swears in Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed in acting capacity

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. In his place, he has sworn in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in an acting capacity. He performed the ceremony at the presidential villa, Abuja on Friday. Details soon… Read More »

Nigeria to experience ‘below normal -to -normal rainfall’ in 2019– NiMet 

By Aminat Isah The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet)  had predicted that the 2019 climate is not likely to be friendly, the country is expected to experience below normal- to- normal rainfall season this year. The Director General NiMet, Professor Sani Mashi disclosed this at the public presentation of the 2019 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) and its Socio- economic implications as ... Read More »