Onnoghen: PDP’s Suspension Of Campaign A ‘Face-Saving’ Measure – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has criticised the Peoples Democratic People (PDP) for suspending its campaign over Justice Walter Onnoghen’s suspension. He described the action of the party as a ‘face-saving’ measure, saying the opposition party never gained traction in the first instance. “Their campaign was over a long time ago; there is nothing to suspend,” the minister told reporters on Saturday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. “We said it that their campaign had floundered. You can now see. What they are doing now is…

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Senate to reconvene Tuesday over Onnoghen’s suspension

The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, The Elite Times has confirmed. A source in the National Assembly disclosed that the lawmakers would reconvene to discuss the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The source also confirmed that the National Assembly would hold a leadership meeting on Sunday over the matter. The Lawmakers had during Thursday’s plenary adjourned sitting until February 19, after the Presidential and National Assembly elections. But the decision to reconvene next week followed the suspension of Justice Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari…

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Removal of CJN may affect credibility of election – US

The United States Government has expressed worry over the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The US Embassy in Nigeria said in a statement that the decision of the executive arm of government to suspend the head of another arm of government without recourse to the National Assembly was questionable. The US which had last week threatened to place a visa ban on all persons who manipulate the electoral process, questioned the timing of the suspension of the CJN. The US…

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PDP Suspends Presidential Campaign Over Onnoghen’s Suspension

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its presidential campaign across the country in protest of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. The Party’s Chairman, Uche Secondus, confirmed this in a statement issued by him on Friday. According to him, the suspension of campaign activities will for now, last for the next 72 hours. Read full statement below:

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Australian Open: Osaka Beats Kvitova, Becomes New World Number One

Japan’s Naomi Osaka battled past Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 6-4 to win her first Australian Open crown Saturday and become the new world number one. The fourth seed and US Open champion made it two Grand Slam titles in a row after a see-sawing 2hr 27min match. The hard-fought victory made Osaka the first Asian, male or female, to hold the world’s top ranking, taking over from Romania’s Simona Halep. A rattled Osaka almost blew her title hopes with one hand on the trophy when she…

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Onnoghen’s suspension is constitutional, says Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), has defended the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, who is facing charges for alleged fraudulent assets declaration. The Federal Government announced the suspension of the Chief Justice on Friday, stating that the action followed an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal dated January 23, 2019. It added that the suspension would stand till the conclusion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, swore in Justice…

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Suspension of CJN Onnoghen, an act of dictatorship taken too far -Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday described the suspension of Onnoghen by Buhari an anti-democratic act. He stated that he rejected it entirely and called on Onnoghen and the judiciary to resist with every legal and constitutional means that they could muster. He said, “This brazen dictatorial act is the latest action in the ongoing rape of our nation’s hard-earned democracy by those who dined with anti-democratic forces, and is symptomatic of the increasing desperation that President Buhari and the cabal pulling the strings…

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