Monday, February 18, 2019

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    ‘Occupy Nigeria’ asks Buhari to reverse Onnoghen’s suspension

‘Occupy Nigeria’ asks Buhari to reverse Onnoghen’s suspension

#OccupyNigeria, the group which organised a massive anti-fuel subsidy protests under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).On Friday, Buhari suspended Onnoghen, baking his action with an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). He swore in Ibrahim Muhammad in his place.In an open letter, [...]

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    Marafa: I don’t care if APC loses in Zamfara

Marafa: I don’t care if APC loses in Zamfara

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he does not give a "damn" if the All Progressives Congress (APC) loses the state in the fprthcoming elections.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Marafa who is a governorship aspirant, said it is better to have another party at the helm of affairs in the state than to have bad people from [...]

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    Onnoghen has not resigned, says aide

Onnoghen has not resigned, says aide

Awusam Bassey, senior special assistant on media to Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says his principal has not resigned.Bassey said this in reaction to some reports suggesting that Onnoghen had resigned.The aide said the rumours were the "handiwork of mischief makers" as there was no truth in it."Mischief makers are still circulating this fake news. Once again, [...]

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    NBA directs members to boycott courts nationwide over Onnoghen

NBA directs members to boycott courts nationwide over Onnoghen

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has directed its members across the nation to boycott courts from Tuesday over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The association took the decision at its emergency national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Monday.President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen on Friday and swore in Ibrahim Muhammad in acting capacity.The lawyers [...]

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    ‘He is an avowed democrat’ — Lai tackles those criticising Buhari over Onnoghen

‘He is an avowed democrat’ — Lai tackles those criticising Buhari over Onnoghen

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as an avowed democrat, defending his decision to suspend Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Mohammed said this following the backlash which trailed the action of the president.The minister dismissed the reports that the suspension signaled the beginning of dictatorship in the country."Today, I have called this press conference to set the [...]

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    Saraki: If I had skeleton in my cupboard, this govt would have silenced me

Saraki: If I had skeleton in my cupboard, this govt would have silenced me

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would have silenced him if he had skeleton in his cupboard.Saraki said this when he paid a visit to Muftau Gbadamosi, olofa of Offa, at his palace on Sunday.The senate president said but for God and the support of the people "I will not be standing today.""Since we joined the [...]

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    CSOs seek protection for Jafar Jafar over Ganduje’s ‘bribery’ videos

CSOs seek protection for Jafar Jafar over Ganduje’s ‘bribery’ videos

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has asked the federal government to protect whistleblowers in Kano state.In a statement on Monday, the coalition made up of six CSOs said Jafaar Jafaar, publisher of Daily Nigerian, an online news platform, had received threatening messages since he  published a series of videos showing Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, allegedly collecting bribe from a [...]

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    Police seal off Onnoghen’s office

Police seal off Onnoghen’s office

The police have sealed off the office of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).TheCable understands that the police stormed the office located at the supreme court premises on Monday morning.On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in Tanko Mohammed as the new CJN, pending the determination of the case against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Buhari based [...]

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    APC: Onnoghen’s suspension has devastated PDP’s comeback plans

APC: Onnoghen’s suspension has devastated PDP’s comeback plans

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has devastated the plans of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to get back to power through "cash and carry" judicial system.In a statement on Monday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said PDP's opposition to Onnoghen's suspension points to "their penchant for anything corrupt and criminal".Issa-Onilu [...]

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    Atiku’s aide: A president with this appalling record can never be re-elected

Atiku’s aide: A president with this appalling record can never be re-elected

Phrank Shaibu, special assistant on communication to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari will lose the forthcoming presidential poll because Nigerians are hungry and jobless.In a statement on Sunday, Shaibu said over a hundred million Nigerians can not afford a decent meal per day.He said there is no where in the world [...]

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    Nwodo: Obiano called me an idiot over Ohaneze’s endorsement of Atiku

Nwodo: Obiano called me an idiot over Ohaneze’s endorsement of Atiku

The endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by Ohaneze Ndigbo has set Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, against Nnia Nwodo, president-general of the socio-cultural organisation.The apex Igbo organisation had cited Atiku's promise to restructure the country as the reason for endorsing him.Shortly after choosing Atiku over President Muhammadu Buhari, the Anambra government [...]

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    Anti-Onnoghen protesters hit US embassy in Abuja

Anti-Onnoghen protesters hit US embassy in Abuja

Nigerians on Monday stormed the United States Embassy to register their grievances over the "interference" in the nation’s domestic affairs.The massive crowd drawn from various groups and organizations threatened that next time they will be forced to shut down the embassy if that is what is required to take back the country.The protest letter was delivered at the embassy of [...]

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    PDP rejects acting CJN, says inauguration of tribunal judges is illegal

PDP rejects acting CJN, says inauguration of tribunal judges is illegal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Ibrahim Muhammad to quit as the acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Walter Onnoghen with Muhammad on Friday, citing the false assets declaration charges filed against him.In a statement on Saturday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said Muhanmmad is "allowing himself to be used by despotic forces in their bid to [...]

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    Lai: Those criticising Buhari over Onnoghen are hypocrites

Lai: Those criticising Buhari over Onnoghen are hypocrites

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) are "hypocritical and insincere".There has been an outrage over the action of the president, with the US, UK and EU, faulting the timing.The leadership of the national assembly, notable lawyers and human rights activists have condemned Onnoghen's [...]

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    Nigeria is now a full-blown dictatorship, says Dogara

Nigeria is now a full-blown dictatorship, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says those who swore to defend and protect the country's democracy have set it on fire.In a statement on Saturday, Dogara said the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by President Muhammadu Buhari is a notice to the world that "Nigeria is now a full-blown dictatorship."The speaker said [...]

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    Falana tackles the 12 lawyers in Buhari’s cabinet over Onnoghen’s suspension

Falana tackles the 12 lawyers in Buhari’s cabinet over Onnoghen’s suspension

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says both the bar and bench have played into the hands of those sponsoring fascism in the country.Falana said this while reacting to the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by President Muhammadu Buhari.Falana said it is intriguing that the 12 lawyers in Buhari's cabinet (Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inclusive) did not dissuade [...]

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