Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Dogara: N30,000 minimum wage not enough

Dogara: N30,000 minimum wage not enough

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says N30,000 as national minimum wage is not enough to sustain Nigerian families.Dogara said this during the house of representatives public hearing on the new minimum wage organised in Abuja on Monday.President Muhammadu Buhari had transmitted the bill to the national assembly after its approval by the national council of state.The council [...]

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    Secondus: Buhari wants to be head of the three arms of government

Secondus: Buhari wants to be head of the three arms of government

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari's plan is to head all three arms of government.Speaking during a PDP rally in Akwa Ibom state on Monday, Secondus said Buhari's ambition is "to be the chief justice, senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives."He said this in reaction to the suspension [...]

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    Agbakoba asks NJC to remove acting CJN

Agbakoba asks NJC to remove acting CJN

Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the National Judicial Council (NJC) to remove Ibrahim Muhammad as the acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) over alleged misconduct.In a petition written to the NJC and dated Monday, January 28, Agbakoba said Muhammad defaulted by assuming office as acting CJN "despite knowing of his unconstitutional appointment."President Muhammadu Buhari appointed [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari has set a precedent unmatched by the military

Atiku: Buhari has set a precedent unmatched by the military

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Atiku said through the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Buhari set a new precedent that has no equivalence in the nation's history, "not even in [...]

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    CCT adjourns Onnoghen’s trial indefinitely

CCT adjourns Onnoghen’s trial indefinitely

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has indefinitely adjourned the trial of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria.At its sitting on Monday, the CCT said the trial remains adjourned pending the determination of the application at the appeal court.The federal government is prosecuting Onnoghen at the CCT for alleged false assets declaration.Onnoghen had through his lawyers filed an application [...]

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    Group seeks active participation of women in leadership roles

Group seeks active participation of women in leadership roles

A group has launched the campaign for active participation of women in leadership roles in Nigeria.The campaign was  flagged off at the maiden edition of Young Women in Leadership programme in Abuja.The programme was initiated by Stephanie Adams of the Premium Times Centre of Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ).Adams said the Young Women in Leadership programme was designed as a forum for young [...]

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    INFOGRAPHICS: Despite ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law, only 27 percent house of reps candidates are youth

INFOGRAPHICS: Despite ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law, only 27 percent house of reps candidates are youth

There is still a low level of youth participation in Nigeria’s politics despite the introduction of Not Too Young to Run law. The law, signed in 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari, reduced the age qualification for the office of the president from 40 years to 30 years; age for the office of house of representatives from 30 years to 25 years; [...]

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    POSER: Does the president have the powers to suspend the CJN?

POSER: Does the president have the powers to suspend the CJN?

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari took an unprecendent move when he suspended Walter Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) over his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The president said Onnoghen’s removal followed the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which ordered that he should be suspended and replaced with his second-in-command.But the big question [...]

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    DOCUMENTS: How CCT ordered Onnoghen’s suspension

DOCUMENTS: How CCT ordered Onnoghen’s suspension

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), citing a ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The ruling was unknown to the public. But documents seen by TheCable showed that the CCT issued it on Thursday while acting on a motion ex parte application filed by the federal government.The application dated January 9 was [...]

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    Ohanaeze endorses Atiku for president — after Buhari’s visit to south-east

Ohanaeze endorses Atiku for president — after Buhari’s visit to south-east

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its choice candidate in the coming election.ImeObi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the organisation's highest organ, announced the decision after its meeting in Enugu on Thursday.In a communique signed by Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze, the group cited the choice of Peter Obi [...]

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    Amnesty launches press freedom campaign, says Nigeria becoming harder for journalists

Amnesty launches press freedom campaign, says Nigeria becoming harder for journalists

Amnesty International (AI) has launched a campaign "to ensure the freedom of expression in the country".While launching the campaign in Abuja on Thursday, AI also called on the federal government and other state actors to give journalists the freedom to carry out their duties.Osai Ojigho, Amnesty director in Nigeria, said the campaign was necessitated by the incessant clamp down on [...]

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    INEC rejects Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race

INEC rejects Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is too late for any candidate to withdraw from contesting any position in the upcoming elections.INEC said this while reacting to the withdrawal of Oby Ezekwesili as presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)Ezekwesili announced her withdrawal on Thursday, saying she wanted to give room for a coalition against candidates of [...]

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    PDP insists Adebutu is Ogun gov candidate, asks INEC to obey court order

PDP insists Adebutu is Ogun gov candidate, asks INEC to obey court order

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that Ladi Adebutu remains its governorship candidate in the Ogun governorship election.The party asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Adebutu as its authentic candidate and delist Buruji Kashamu who had been named as the candidate.Adebutu and Kashamu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the PDP in the [...]

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    Ex-TETFund boss: Why I was sacked

Ex-TETFund boss: Why I was sacked

Abdullahi Baffa, former executive secretary of Tertiary Education Trust fund (TETFund), has accused Adamu Adamu, minister of education, of being behind his sack.He said Adamu accused him of corruption and speaking to the press without permission.President Muhammadu Buhari fired Baffa on Tuesday and immediately replaced him with Suleiman Bogoro, the agency's former executive secretary.In an interview with BBC Hausa Service, [...]

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    House of reps to invite ministers over ‘many errors’ in 2019 budget

House of reps to invite ministers over ‘many errors’ in 2019 budget

The house of representatives has again suspended debate on the provisions of the 2019 appropriation bill over what is described as "irreconcilable differences" in the document.The lawmakers said they restricted themselves to the general principles of the budget proposal when it was brought up for debate on Wednesday.When the debate commenced, Chika Adamu from Niger state called the attention of [...]

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    HURRAY! Reps pass bill criminalising estimated billing

HURRAY! Reps pass bill criminalising estimated billing

The house of representatives has passed a bill seeking to criminalise estimated billing in the country, among other things.The lower legislative chamber passed the bill on Tuesday after considering the report of its committee on power sector.The report was adopted unanimously after Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house, put it to a voice vote.The bill aims to criminalise estimated [...]

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