Onnoghen: US, UK, EU coordinated statements an evidence of ignorance —Presidency

By Dotun Adebusoye The Presidency on Sunday said the United States of America, United Kingdom and European Union coordinated statements on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen was an evidence of their ignorance on the matter. A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that the three “friends” to Nigeria were hasty at arriving an unbalanced conclusion and nailing the Presidency of being bent on frustrating the forthcoming presidential election. The full statement reads;”The Presidency notes with…

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Falana Calls For Justice Onnoghen’s Resignation

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has asked Justice Walter Onnoghen to quit the bench, following the allegations levelled against him at the code of conduct tribunal. The human rights activist 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 to on his own admitted that he did not declare his assets, he should do the needful by calling…

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JUST IN: APC plots Saraki, Dogara’s arrest tomorrow- CUPP

A Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was planning to violently take over the leadership of the National Assembly tomorrow. Addressing a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, the Spokesman of the CUPP and National Chairman of the Action Peoples Party (APP), Chief Ikenga Ugochinyere said the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu who are both of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been marked for arrest Monday night. He said Senators Ahmed Lawan, Godswill Akpabio and…

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Anambra government shun Ndigbo, rejects Atiku / Obi endorsement

The Anambra State government has rejected the purported endorsement issued to the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Chief Peter Obi by the socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The state government’s position was made known to newsmen, yesterday, by the Secretary to Anambra State Government (SSG), Prof Solo Chukwudobelu, during a press conference held in Agulu, Aniocha Local government Area of Anambra State. Chukwudobelu said Ohanaeze, as the custodian of Igbo custom and culture couldn’t have gone into partisan politics, or involved itself in action…

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Police place embargo on issuance of New Arms Licences

The Acting Inspector- General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has placed, with immediate effect, embargo on the issuance of new licences for designated arms throughout the country. Spokesman of the Force, ACP Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Mba, who did not list the categories of arms, called on Nigerians in unlawful possession of such weapons to return them to Police Stations or public armoury nearest to them. Mba said the decision followed the proliferation of illicit weapons and the desire by some citizens to…

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Ekiti Govt to arrest parents of pupils hawking during school hours

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has warned that henceforth, government would arrest parents of pupils found hawking during school hours; stressing that parents must take advantage of the free education policy of his government to reduce the number of out-of-school children. Speaking in Ado Ekiti at an Education Stakeholders’ meeting at the Conference Hall of the Governor’s office in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, the Governor said all hands must be on deck to checkmate the declining school enrolment rate in the State so that the State’s slogan- ‘Fountain of Knowledge’…

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Buhari to complete Lagos-Ibadan roads, rail this year

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday in Ibadan, said he has instructed the South-west governors, the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to ensure completion of the on-going Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the rail project before the end of this year. The President, who spoke at Mapo hall, the venue of his presidential campaign for Oyo State, urged the people of the state to support his re-election bid for the growth of the country. At the rally were: Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; APC…

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5 pupils die in Ogun auto crash

Five female pupils died yesterday while two others were injured when an unmarked Toyota Avensis, conveying them crashed at the Olorunsogo area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. It was gathered that the driver of the car lost control causing it to somersault. There were eight persons in the car, Daily Trust on Sunday learnt. The spokesman of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps(TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident, blamed it on excessive speeding and dangerous driving. He said the driver of the car bolted when the incident occurred…

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Buhari’s autocracy and why the CJN suspension cannot stand

By Festus Ogun President Mohammadu Buhari, a former military dictator, has once again put the law on his head and subsequently summersaulted with it. He did this on Friday, January 25, 2019, by suspending the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen and appointed Mr Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed from Bauchi state as acting CJN. To start with, the suspension is unlawful, illegal, unconstitutional, arbitrary and a complete capsize of the rule of law. The position of our law as regards the removal of the CJN is succinctly stated under…

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