Thursday, February 21, 2019

Femi Owolabi

    Clement Nwankwo: We are worried over security redeployment 7 days to election

Clement Nwankwo: We are worried over security redeployment 7 days to election

Clement Nwankwo, convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, has expressed concern over the recent redeployment of security operatives across the 36 states.He said this at a pre-election training organised by the Situation Room and TheCable on Thursday in Abuja.Ahead of the election starting February 16, the Police Service Commission (PSC) redeployed police commissioners across the country.“If there's some perception [...]

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    FG plotting to crumble Onnoghen’s farm, says CUPP

FG plotting to crumble Onnoghen’s farm, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused the federal government of plotting to crumble the farmland of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), in Nasarawa state.Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP’s spokesman, made this allegation in a statement on Tuesday, CUPP also alleged that workers in the farm of the suspended CJN located in Uke in Nasarawa state have [...]

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    Wike: FG planning to harass 200 judges who won’t cooperate

Wike: FG planning to harass 200 judges who won’t cooperate

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) government is planning to harass 200 judges who are not willing to cooperate.The governor made this allegation on Sunday at the Greater Evangelism World Crusade in Port Harcourt, the state capital.Wike said that credible intelligence intercepted by him revealed that a minister told a gathering that following the [...]

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    Adamawa communities call for help over killings

Adamawa communities call for help over killings

Residents of Kpasham, Bali, Lawaru and Dong  communities in Demsa local government area of  Adamawa state, are calling for help over incessant killings.The communities have suffered attacks carried out by suspected herders and this has led to closure of schools, lack of electricity supply and decay of infrastructure.Target Bonoda, a youth leader, made this call when Abdulaziz Nyako governorship candidate [...]

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    Presidential candidate faults hiring of private chopper for Osinbajo’s trip

Presidential candidate faults hiring of private chopper for Osinbajo’s trip

Babatunde Ositelu, presidential candidate of the Accord Party (AP), says the circumstances that led to the use of hired helicopter by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo should be probed and explained to the public.On Saturday, a hired chopper carrying Osinbajo and members of his team crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi state where they had gone to campaign.In a statement on Sunday, while congratulating [...]

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    Aggrieved persons storm INEC office in Abia, burn uncollected PVCs

Aggrieved persons storm INEC office in Abia, burn uncollected PVCs

Uncollected permanent voter cards (PVCs) were burnt when yet to be identified persons attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Isialangwa south local government area of Abia state.The incident is coming two weeks to the general election.“The fire was brought under control, but the room housing the PVC's was damaged & uncollected PVCs burnt. So, the PVCs may [...]

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    Opposition parties ask court to disqualify Buhari over ‘governatorial candidate’ — and other ‘gaffe’

Opposition parties ask court to disqualify Buhari over ‘governatorial candidate’ — and other ‘gaffe’

The National Interest Party (NIP) and the Action Peoples Party (APP) have asked a federal high court in Abuja to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the election on grounds of "unsoundness of mind".In a suit filed on January 28, the parties asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) if a candidate who has displayed loss of memory qualifies to [...]

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    El-Rufai: No party in Nigeria has given opportunities to women like APC

El-Rufai: No party in Nigeria has given opportunities to women like APC

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says in the history of partisan politics in Nigeria, no party has given opportunities to women like the All Progressives Congress (APC).The governor said this at a town-hall meeting President Muhammadu Buhari held with young people on Friday.The meeting held at the presidential villa in Abuja.“I know that in the history of partisan politics [...]

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    ICC grants Gbagbo conditional freedom

ICC grants Gbagbo conditional freedom

The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has set conditions for the release of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d'Ivoire who has been in ICC custody since 2011.Gbagbo and Blé Goudé, one of his aides standing trial over crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d'Ivoire in 2010 and 2011, had been acquitted on January 15 by [...]

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    Falana: NBA’s protest over Onnoghen is a mockery of legal profession

Falana: NBA’s protest over Onnoghen is a mockery of legal profession

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the directive of the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for lawyers to boycott courts for two days in protest against the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) is a mockery of the legal profession.NBA had on Monday announced this decision at its emergency national executive committee (NEC) meeting [...]

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    I won’t support Buhari or Atiku, says Soyinka

I won’t support Buhari or Atiku, says Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, foremost playwright, says he will not support presidential candidates of either of the two major parties.He said this at an ongoing interactive session tagged citizen forum 2019.“It is time for a totally new direction, and when an alternative emerges, we will give the candidate our backing,” he said.President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and former Vice-President [...]

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    Atiku: How I blocked a former Anambra governor from returning to office

Atiku: How I blocked a former Anambra governor from returning to office

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he had a hand in Chinwoke Mbadinuju’s failed bid at getting a second term as governor of Anambra state in 2003.While fielding questions on The Candidates, a live television show on the 2019 elections, Atiku who was then vice-president to Olusegun Obasanjo said Mbadinuju did not do well with [...]

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    Atiku: I’m the most investigated politician in Nigeria

Atiku: I’m the most investigated politician in Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says no public office holder in Nigeria has been investigated like him.He said this when he featured on The Candidates, a live television show on the 2019 elections.Atiku, who served as vice-president to Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007, had fallen out with the president who accused him of corruption before [...]

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    Daria Media trains journalists ahead of 2019 polls

Daria Media trains journalists ahead of 2019 polls

Ahead of the 2019 elections, Daria Media Limited has organised a two-day training for select political editors.Ten editors were drawn from TheCable, Punch, The Guardian, ThisDay, New Telegraph, Vanguard, The Sun, Nigerian Info FM, Radio Nigeria and Daily Trust to attend the training which held in Lagos on Friday and Saturday.The training focused on effective ethical coverage of the forthcoming elections [...]

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    Onnoghen sues FG over suspension

Onnoghen sues FG over suspension

Walter Onnoghen has filed a suit against the federal government over his suspension as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The suit was filed by Wole Olanipekun, Adegboyega Awomolo, Kanu Agabi and James Onoja — his lawyers.Accused of false assets declaration, Onnoghen who is currently standing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was suspended on Friday by President Muhammadu [...]

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    Lawyers boycott courts in Kaduna, ignore NBA directive in Lagos

Lawyers boycott courts in Kaduna, ignore NBA directive in Lagos

Lawyers were divided over the directive from the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to stay away from the courts in protest against the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The association issued the directive at an emergency national executive committee meeting in Abuja on Monday.It said the action which should last for two days is meant to serve [...]

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