Sunday, February 17, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Falana asks FG to terminate criminal proceedings against CJN

Falana asks FG to terminate criminal proceedings against CJN

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to terminate the criminal proceedings against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria.The Code of Conduct Bureau had filed a six-count charge of false assets declaration against Onnoghen after a petition by the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), a civil society group.The federal government also asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence [...]

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    Court asks police to give reasons for detaining Melaye

Court asks police to give reasons for detaining Melaye

An Abuja high court on Thursday ordered the police to show cause for its continued detention of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Melaye, who has been in police custody since January 4, approached the court, through his lawyer, for enforcement of his fundamental right.According to NAN, Yusuf Halilu, presiding judge, gave the order after Mike Ozekhome, Melaye’s counsel, informed the [...]

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    APC missing as INEC lists Rivers’ senatorial candidates

APC missing as INEC lists Rivers’ senatorial candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the names of candidates for the national assembly election in Rivers state.The names of the candidates were revealed in a list signed by Rose Orianran-Anthony, on Thursday.However, the logo and names of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were excluded from the list.Obo Effanga, resident electoral commissioner in the state, [...]

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    CSO asks Onnoghen to resign before it’s too late

CSO asks Onnoghen to resign before it’s too late

Coalition for Change, a civil society group, has called on Walter Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), to resign in light of the allegations of false declaration of assets.The federal government filed a six-count charge against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) based on a petition submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).Sabo Odeh, president of the [...]

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    Don’t make the mistake of voting any PDP candidate, Buhari tells Nigerians

Don’t make the mistake of voting any PDP candidate, Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians not to make the "mistake" of voting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into power.Buhari said this during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, on Wednesday.He said a vote for the PDP would return the country to "the ugly past", accusing the opposition party of squandering the nation's wealth."All [...]

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    Buhari performed well at town hall meeting, says group

Buhari performed well at town hall meeting, says group

A pro-democracy group, Democracy Support Coalition, says President Muhammadu Buhari performed well at ‘The Candidates, the the town hall meeting on the elections.President Buhari, who appeared on the programme with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, highlighted some of his achievements since assuming power in 2015.The group said Buhari during the programe clearly demonstrated his understanding of the issues militating against the progress of [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu app trending in Google Play store

Sanwo-Olu app trending in Google Play store

The Babajide Sanwo-Olu mobile app is the top trending app in the Lifestyle category of Nigeria's Google Play store. The mobile app is one of the strategy and mobilisation tools created to support the campaign of the Lagos governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and to provide latest updates on his activities.Being number one means that the Sanwo-Olu app [...]

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    Atiku’s aide asks anti-graft agencies to probe Buhari

Atiku’s aide asks anti-graft agencies to probe Buhari

Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and Junaid Abdullahi, his son-in-law, of using funds from "fake contracts" to run the president's reelection campaign.In a statement, Shaibu alleged that the federal government had been using the Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA) headed by Abdullahi to award contracts [...]

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    Kwara women protest against violence in Ilorin

Kwara women protest against violence in Ilorin

Hundreds of Kwara women hit the streets of Ilorin on Monday to protest against the recent violent clashes between members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The latest of the attacks happened within different parts of Ilorin, including Agbaji - the family compound of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Clad in black attires, the women led by [...]

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    APC absent at CDD presidential debate on corruption

APC absent at CDD presidential debate on corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is absent at the Big presidential debate.The debate, which is ongoing at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, had representatives from all the other political parties invited, except the APC.The debate, which focuses on "Corruption and Accountability" is hosted by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), and sponsored by MacArthur Foundation.Present at [...]

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    APC says Onnoghen must face trial

APC says Onnoghen must face trial

"We therefore urge all Nigerians of good conscience to caution the PDP as the country is bigger than any political party or the interest it represents, and nothing should stop the country’s steady march into sustainable democratic governance."The call by the PDP’s South South Governors for the CJN’s boycott of the CCT trial further cements our position. Let it be [...]

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    Wike: Buhari’s government is worse than the military’s

Wike: Buhari’s government is worse than the military’s

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is worse than the military era.Wike said this during the inter-denominational service held to mark the year's armed forces remembrance day.Accusing the government of poor human rights record, Wike said Nigerians would resist any attempt to "deliberately truncate the nation’s democracy".He said the plan to arraign Walter [...]

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    FG might plunge Nigeria into needless crisis, says Ohanaeze on CJN’s trial

FG might plunge Nigeria into needless crisis, says Ohanaeze on CJN’s trial

John Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says the country might be thrown into political instability with the prosecution of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria.The federal government had filed charges bordering on non-declaration of assets against the CJN.In a statement, Nwodo said Ohaneze received the news of the decision of the federal government to prosecute the CJN "with shock [...]

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    You can’t force Onnoghen out of office, Atiku tells Buhari

You can’t force Onnoghen out of office, Atiku tells Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the "attempt to force" Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), out of office has a negative meaning.He said this in response to the charges filed against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).Ibraheem Al-Hassan, head of press and public relations unit of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, [...]

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    PPC: We pity the leadership of APC in Lagos

PPC: We pity the leadership of APC in Lagos

The Lagos state chapter of the Providence Peoples Congress (PPC) says it feels pity for the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state for the "flagrant violation" of the inter-parties’ peace pact endorsed by all political parties.In a statement on Friday, Segun Babayemi, chairman of PPC in the state, said one would not expect a ruling party [...]

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    Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians should hold Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, responsible if anything happens to him.Saraki said this on Friday while speaking with journalists at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign headquarters in Abuja.He accused the IGP of trying to implicate him in criminal charges."The usual practice has been that the commissioner of police personally ensures [...]

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