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2019 election: I’ll personally handle presidential election results collation – Yakubu

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has vowed to solely man the result collation centre, stressing that he will not share his constitutional responsibility as the chairman of the collation secretariat with anybody. The INEC boss said his decision was in order to ensure transparency and build confidence in the electoral process. According to ... Read More »

CBN Pumps $289.76 million, CNY38.70 million into Forex Market

Following its maiden Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting for 2019, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the weekend injected the sum of $289.76million into the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) and CNY38.70 million in the spot and short-tenored forwards segment of the inter-bank foreign exchange (FX) market The Director, Corporate Communications Department at the CBN, Isaac Okorafor, confirmed ... Read More »

Ogun PDP: Atiku To Intervene In Crisis

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may intervene in the lingering crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of the party over gubernatorial ticket. The Guardian reported that Atiku’s intervention targets a ‘gentleman resolution’ of the face-off between Ladi Adebutu, the PDP gubernatorial candidate backed by the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party and ... Read More »

PANDEF Rejects CJN’s Suspension

The Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, an elders’ group in the South South, has rejected the suspension of Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria, CJN, by President Muhammadu Buhari, The Guardian reports. The group said the action was akin to suspending the constitution and enthroning dictatorship, anarchy and self-help. In a statement signed by Dr. Alfred Mulade, ... Read More »

Onnoghen: Put yourselves in Nigeria’s shoes, FG tells US, UK,EU

“Had the situation been reversed and the US, UK or any EU member government found that its chief judicial official is the recipient of large sums of money of questionable origin and Nigeria suggested that you retain the person in that position, you would question Nigeria’s bona fides. You also would swiftly move to suspend the official pending final determination ... Read More »

Justice Onnoghen Should Resign – Falana

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has asked Justice Walter Onnoghen to resign following the allegations leveled against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.  He made this call on Sunday while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today. He said: “The government should as a matter of urgency, lift the suspension on the Chief Justice since the Chief Justice as so much ... Read More »

10,000 March In Paris Against ‘Yellow Vest’ Violence

More than 10,000 people marched through Paris, France on Sunday in protest at “yellow vest” violence during the anti-government demos that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the streets over the past 11 weeks, AFP reports. Since mid-November President Emmanuel Macron has offered concessions and debates seeking to quell the weekly rallies that often end in violent clashes ... Read More »

Onnoghen’s Suspension: NBA To Hold NEC Meeting On Monday

The National Executives Committee (NEC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) will hold a meeting tomorrow, Monday January 28 over the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen.  In a statement by its General Secretary, Jonathan Gunu Taidi, Esq, the NBA said that only the statutory members of the NEC can attend the crucial meeting. Below is the full statement as put out ... Read More »

Reverse suspension of Onnoghen to avert crisis, Catholic group tells Buhari

Catholic Action Nigeria, a  movement within the Catholic Church has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice  Walter Onnoghen. The group also urged the acting Chief Justice Tanko Mohammed to respect the authority of the Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) and cease to act in such capacity but rather work in tandem with ... Read More »

Breaking: IGP Adamu retires seven DIGs

Acting Inspector-General Muhammed Adamu has retired seven deputy inspectors-general of police who were his seniors, PREMIUM TIMES reports. The affected officers are Maigari Dikko, the DIG in charge of finance and administration and Habila Joshak, the DIG in charge of operations. The remaining five DIGs are Emmanuel Inyang, information and communications technology; Agboola Oshodi-Glover, logistics and supply; Mohammed Katsina, research ... Read More »

Atiku expresses appreciation to US, UK, EU on Onnoghen

PRESS RELEASE A Statement In Appreciation of the Right Hand of Friendship of the US/UK/EU to the Nigerian People Abuja, Nigeria, 27 Jan 2019: Since the unconstitutional removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari, there has been some water under the bridge that necessitates a restatement that I still completely and unequivocally reject and condemn that ... Read More »

Onnoghen: Judiciary Workers to Hold Emergency Meeting Wednesday

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has fixed an emergency meeting of its Central Working Committee (CWC) for Wednesday. In a statement issued on Sunday by the National President of JUSUN, Comrade Marwan Mustapha Adamu, the union said it would deliberate on the current happenings in the Judiciary and take a stand after the meeting. Adamu described the situation ... Read More »

How Onnoghen’s judgments affirmed CCT’s powers

Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, who is challenging the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try him for alleged non-declaration of assets, had given judgments affirming the Tribunal’s powers. In one of the judgments delivered on July 12, 2013, he held that the CCT had exclusive jurisdiction to deal with all violations contravening any of the provisions of ... Read More »

Troops Commended For Displaying Professionalism In Fighting Terrorism

file photo Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole have been commended for displaying professionalism in fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast. The commendation follows an attack on a military base when the insurgents infiltrated Geidam town of Yobe State on Wednesday at about 5:30 pm, shooting sporadically and causing panic among residents of the area. In an assessment visit ... Read More »

2,000 Jobs Under Threat as AMCON shuts Kano Textiles Company

About 2,000 textile workers of Nigerian Braiding Manufacturers (NBM) in Kano may soon lose their jobs as the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, as begins sale of the Company over N1.5bn debt. The Nations reports that the workers comprised 400 staff and over 1,500 casuals who were not paid December 2018 salaries and allowances. AMCON sealed off the company ... Read More »

Onnoghen: We reject interference in our internal affairs, FG tells US, EU, others

Against the backdrop of criticisms from the US, United Kingdom  and the European Union over the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari over assets declaration issues, the Federal Government has said it would not allow foreign interference that creates apprehension and citizens distrusts about the coming general elections. The Federal Government, in ... Read More »

Judiciary is in a trying time- Acting CJN Tanko Muhammad

• Swears in members of the 2019 Election Petition Tribunals The newly inaugurated Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, observed on yesterday that the country’s Judiciary was currently going through a trying time. Muhammad urged all stakeholders, particularly members of the nation’s Judiciary to stand up against destructive forces and protect the honour and integrity of ... Read More »

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 »