Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Niger PDP guber candidate re-arraigned for ‘fraud’ on election eve

Niger PDP guber candidate re-arraigned for ‘fraud’ on election eve

Umar Nasko, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Niger state, has been re-arraigned over alleged fraud.He was re-arraigned alongside Babangida Aliyu, former governor, and Tanko Beji, state chairman of the PDP on Wednesday.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged them with alleged diversion of N2 billion.The anti-graft agency had arraigned them over the charge in April 2017 [...]

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    How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates in Rivers and Zamfara states and this decision has dire consequences for the party. The commission said it took the decision because of the failure of the party to hold primary polls. Except a last-minute change, the APC would keep regretting its inability to put its [...]

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    Onnoghen pleads ‘not guilty’ as CCT sets aside arrest warrant

Onnoghen pleads ‘not guilty’ as CCT sets aside arrest warrant

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has pleaded "not guilty" to the charges filed against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Onnoghen is being arraigned for a six-count charge bordering on false declaration of assets.TheCable had reported that there were moves to remove Onnoghen from office before the general election.On several occasions, he had failed to appear [...]

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    Onnoghen shows up at CCT after order to arrest him

Onnoghen shows up at CCT after order to arrest him

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has shown up at the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja.Onnoghen, who has been absent from trial for at least five consecutive times since the trial started, showed up after the CCT issued an order for his arrest on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.The embattled chief justice, who arrived in a black [...]

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    It’s a black market judgment, says Zamfara guber aspirant on ruling in favour of Yari

It’s a black market judgment, says Zamfara guber aspirant on ruling in favour of Yari

Aminu Jaji, serving house of representatives member and gubernatorial aspirant, says despite withdrawing his appeal at the Sokoto division of the appeal court, the coast is not clear for Zamfara All Progressives Congress (APC). .Jaji appealed the decision of a high court in Zamfara ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept APC candidates of the faction of Abdulaziz [...]

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    NJC asks acting CJN to respond to fresh petition, raises panel to probe him, Onnoghen

NJC asks acting CJN to respond to fresh petition, raises panel to probe him, Onnoghen

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has given Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), seven days to respond a fresh petition against him.In a statement on Wednesday, Soji Oye, spokesman of NJC, said the petition was sent to the council by the Action People’s Party (APP).Oye said the council found the earlier petitions against Muhammad and Walter Onnoghen, suspended [...]

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    Technology is a sustainable means for ‘protecting women’

Technology is a sustainable means for ‘protecting women’

Chioma Agwuegbo, founder of TechHer NG, says technology is a sustainable means for the promotion and protection of women in the society.Agwuegbo said this while speaking at the Social Media Week in Lagos. She spoke at the Digital Woman session.The Digital Woman session was the seventh edition of the larger Social Media Week conference hosted in 12 cities around [...]

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    I’m very disturbed, says Buhari on exclusion of Rivers APC from elections

I’m very disturbed, says Buhari on exclusion of Rivers APC from elections

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disturbed by the exclusion of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state from the forthcoming elections.A high court in Rivers had barred the party from conducting primaries to nominate candidates to represent the party in the elections.The high court judgement was based on a suit filed by the Rivers APC faction led by [...]

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    APC accuses Amosun of sponsoring attack on Buhari

APC accuses Amosun of sponsoring attack on Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, and other leaders at a rally in Ogun state were sponsored by Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state.Aggrieved persons threw objects at the president after he raised the hand of Dapo Abiodun, the APC governorship candidate in the state, at the [...]

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    Babachir Lawal remanded in EFCC custody

Babachir Lawal remanded in EFCC custody

Babachir Lawal, sacked secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has been remanded in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).A federal capital territory (FCT) high court ordered his detention after the commission arraigned him on Tuesday.The commission had filed a 10-count charge against him on January 30.Lawal was alleged to have conspired with some staff of [...]

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    Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Bola Tinubu is angry with him because he opposed Tinubu's ambition for the All Progressives Congress  (APC) to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2015 presidential election.It was believed that Tinubu wanted to be running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari but that would have presented an all-Muslim ticket thought to be politically insensitive.Saraki said this in [...]

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    A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

An appeal court panel has withdrawn from a case challenging the verdict of a lower court on the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary poll in Zamfara state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the APC in Zamfara will not field candidates because its inability to hold a successful primary election.But two high courts gave different judgments on the [...]

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    Don’t joke with legislative poll, OrderPaper Advocacy tells voters

Don’t joke with legislative poll, OrderPaper Advocacy tells voters

OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative has asked voters to priotise the election of lawmakers into the national and state assemblies.In a statement, Oke Epia, executive director of the organisation, said there is "near total neglect of happenings" around voting for members of the legislature.Describing the legislature as the "fulcrum of representative democracy", Epia said its members have a mandate to exercise [...]

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    NJC issues fresh query to Onnoghen

NJC issues fresh query to Onnoghen

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has issued a fresh query to Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).At its meeting on Monday, the council asked Onnoghen to respond to a petition which the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) wrote against him.He was given seven days to respond while the meeting was adjourned till Wednesday.The NJC also set up a [...]

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    Bill Clinton to witness signing of peace accord between Buhari and Atiku

Bill Clinton to witness signing of peace accord between Buhari and Atiku

The National Peace Committee (NPC) says ex-US president Bill Clinton will attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement on Sunday, Atta Barkindo, head, NPC secretariat (Kukah Centre), said the event would take place on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.Barkindo said [...]

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    Leah Sharibu is alive, says Lai

Leah Sharibu is alive, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Leah Sharibu is not dead.Sharibu is the only Christian among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in February 2018.The other girls have since been freed.Almost one year later since Sharibu was abducted, there are reports saying she died in captivity.Speaking with journalists in Kwara [...]

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