Voice of Reason Members, Family Celebrate Goke Omisore’s 70th Post-Humous Birthday

   By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye   …As Alapini, Adegoke, others Reiterate call for Restructuring, New Constitution   …Demand for Violent Free, Fair and Credible elections   Encomium and tribute flowed yesterday at the Highbrow Area of Lekki in the commercial city of Lagos, Nigeria as friends, colleagues and associates of late renowned Real Estate Consultant and Property Developer, Prince Goke Omisore described him as a man who meant well for the nation of Nigeria and whose commitment, patriotism and dedication to the path of humanity and service to Yoruba land…

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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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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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Onnoghen: APC Senators raise alarm, says Senate didn’t take decision to approach Supreme Court‎

Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday said there was no time that the Senate met and took the decision to approach the Supreme Court for an interpretation of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen. A statement from Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Special Adviser to the Senate President Bukola Saraki on Media and Publicity, ‎had said the Senate had approached the apex court for an interpretation on whether President Muhammadu Buhari usurped the powers of the Senate or not in suspending Justice Onnoghen. But…

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Ondo awards 37.5km Araromi/Lekki dual carriage way for N32bn

The Ondo State Executive Council on Monday in Akure awarded contracts for the construction of the 37.5km dual coastal carriage Araromi-Seaside-Akodo-Lekki Road. The state executive council awarded the 37.5km dual carriageway after a selective tendering method. The road project execution is to be co-funded by the Ondo State Government and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) at ratio 60:40. According to the state exco’s approval, the road project is divided into two lots. Lot One, which is the 18.850km of the road, is awarded to Craneburg Construction Company, Lagos, for…

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Agbakoba submits petition against acting CJN, Tanko Mohammed

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr Olisa Agbakoba has submitted a petition against Justice Tanko Muhammed, who was appointed last Friday as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement from his chambers on Monday, Mr Agbakoba said he submitted his petition to the National Judicial Council, asking it to determine the propriety of Justice Mohammed accepting to be sworn-in by the President in place of the suspended CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. According to him, by submitting himself to the President to…

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BREAKING: Senate cancels Tuesday plenary, seeks legal interpretation of Onnoghen’s suspension

The Senate has cancelled its scheduled plenary billed to hold on Tuesday. The Clerk of the Senate, Mr. Nelson Ayewoh, stated this in a statement signed by him on Monday evening. Ayewoh did not give reasons for the action but explained that the federal lawmakers would now resume on February 19 earlier adjourned to last week. Investigation by our correspondent revealed however that the last minute cancellation followed the decision of the red chamber to approach the Supreme Court for the interpretation of the suspension of the Chief Justice of…

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