Police promotes eight to DIG rank

The Police Service Commission has approved a new Management Team for the Nigeria Police Force with the promotion of eight to the rank of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police based on zonal representation with effect from January 28, 2019. One of the new DIGs, Usman Yakubu, was, however, directed to proceed on terminal leave while the retirement of the seven former DIGs was also approved. The remaining seven DIGs who would constitute the police leadership are Aminchi Baraya who is the most senior Assistant Inspector-General of Police from North-East representing the…

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Onnoghen: Lawyers shun NBA’s order to boycott courts

By Dotun Adebusoye Lawyers in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory have reported to the courts despite an order by the Nigerian Bar Association for them to boycott the courts. The association called for the boycott at the end of its emergency National Executive Council meeting on Monday, which discussed the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Mr Onnoghen was suspended in controversial circumstances by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. The suspension is deemed illegal and has drawn strong condemnations. The NBA ordered court boycott in protest, amid…

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Buhari Vs CJN Onnoghen: Fani-Kayode attacks NBA

Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has berated the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, over its decision on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari. Following its National Executive Council meeting yesterday, NBA announced plans to embark on a two day boycott of court. A statement issued at the end of the meeting had read: “The NBA-NEC Emergency meeting which was held today, the 28th of January 2019, ended with some resolutions. “It was held that lawyers all over Nigeria boycott all courts in…

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88 Doctors resign from Kogi civil service

The Kogi State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says more than 85 doctors have left the state civil service. A statement issued on Monday by Kabiru Zubair, Chairman of the association, noted this while commending Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, on his achievements in the past three years. He pleaded with the state government to take measures to put an end to doctors leaving the state. According to him, “under this administration, a total of 88 doctors have left Kogi Civil Service; 79 previously, plus another nine…

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IPOB fixes Biafra referendum on presidential election day

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will conduct a referendum for a sovereign state of Biafra on February 16. Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday. The presidential and national assembly elections are scheduled to hold on the same date. Powerful said Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, is currently in London where he will be discussing the referendum with members of the group. “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to announce…

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El-Rufai’s son blasts Ndigbo, calls Ojukwu a failed hero

By Dotun Adebusoye Bashir, son of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, says the leader of the defunct Biafran Republic, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, was a failed hero, also blasted the Ndigbo for their planned secession. Bashir said this in a Twitter post while reacting to a comment by one of his followers. The governor’s son had said Enugu State was the homeland of Ojukwu instead of Nnewi in Anambra State However, when his error was brought to his notice, rather than apologising, Bashir said, “Knowing your failed hero’s homeland that…

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Corrupt VCs to face our wrath soon —ASUU

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has lashed out at some vice-chancellors of federal and state universities for betraying the union in its agitation for better tertiary education in the country. While the ASUU strike and negotiation with the Federal Government over structural revitalisation in the universities, salary shortfall and earned allowances of university lecturers is ongoing, some universities, including the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, allegedly conducted examinations and other academic activities for their students. While giving updates on the negotiation with the…

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