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    Onnoghen rejects CCT judgement, heads to appeal court

Onnoghen rejects CCT judgement, heads to appeal court

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria, has rejected the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, had found Onnoghen guilty of the six counts preferred against him by the federal government.Umar, therefore, ordered that Onnoghen be removed from office of CJN and banned from holding public office for 10 years.He also ordered the forfeiture of the money [...]

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    Tinubu freed, Orubebe convicted — remembering the CCT cases of five prominent Nigerians

Tinubu freed, Orubebe convicted — remembering the CCT cases of five prominent Nigerians

History was made when Walter Onnoghen, embattled chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), entered the dock at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). He was charged with false assets declaration exactly two years after the CCT discharged and acquitted Saraki of similar charges.In the heat of the trial, Onnoghen turned in his resignation but that did not save him from the hammer [...]

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    Buhari: Merchants of evil won’t overwhelm Nigeria under my watch

Buhari: Merchants of evil won’t overwhelm Nigeria under my watch

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not allow those he described as "merchants of evil and death" to overwhelm the country under his watch. In the Easter message issued on his behalf by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari said his administration will continue to provide honest leadership and secure the lives and property of Nigerians.Buhari said he would not treat with triviality, the [...]

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    Court sacks Buhari’s ex-aide elected into house of reps

Court sacks Buhari’s ex-aide elected into house of reps

A federal high court sitting in Kano has disqualified Sulaiman Sumaila, a former aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, as the duly elected representative of Sumaila/Takai federal constituency of Kano at the national assembly.Sumaila had resigned his appointment as senior special assistant to the president on national assembly (house of reps) to contest the election and he was declared winner.But at [...]

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    Workers to earn N30k as Buhari signs minimum wage into law

Workers to earn N30k as Buhari signs minimum wage into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the national minimum wage bill into law.The senate passed the bill on March 19, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. The house of representatives had earlier passed the bill.On Tuesday, workers in the federal capital territory (FCT) begged Buhari to sign the minimum wage bill into law before May 1.Buhari sent the wage [...]

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    EXTRA: Wearing suit to interview doesn’t guarantee a visa, says US consular official

EXTRA: Wearing suit to interview doesn’t guarantee a visa, says US consular official

Consular officers of the United States embassy in Nigeria say dress code is not a requirement for obtaining a visa.Speaking during a Facebook live session on Wednesday, the officers said the applicants could come for interview in traditional Nigerian dresses which they find unique.The officials, who addressed common mistakes seen on DS 160 application form, maintained that an applicant does [...]

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    CCT finds Onnoghen guilty, bars him from public office for 10 years

CCT finds Onnoghen guilty, bars him from public office for 10 years

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), for false asset declaration.Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, found him guilty of the six counts preferred against him by the federal government.The CCT chairman ordered that Onnoghen be removed from office of CJN and banned from holding public office for 10 years.The tribunal also ordered [...]

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    Buhari: I’m more academically qualified than Atiku

Buhari: I’m more academically qualified than Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is far more academically qualified than Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The president's statement comes on the back of a petition filed by Atiku and the PDP challenging his victory during the February 23 presidential election.The former vice president alleged that the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral [...]

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    Onnoghen leaves CCT as tribunal shifts judgement by three hours

Onnoghen leaves CCT as tribunal shifts judgement by three hours

Walter Onnonghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), is currently out of the premises of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja.Onnoghen had arrived the tribunal to know his fate in the false assets declaration charges the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) filed against him.At its last sitting on Monday, Danladi Umar, chairman of the CCT, had fixed 9am [...]

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    Over 90,000 apply for customs jobs in less than 24 hours

Over 90,000 apply for customs jobs in less than 24 hours

Over 90,000 persons have applied for jobs at the The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) less than 24 hours after the service announced 3,200 vacancies. NAN quoted one of the officers in charge of recruitment at the service headquarters in Abuja as saying as of 4pm on Wednesday, “the applications of 91,000 applicants were successfully received.”The officer said they also received applications from [...]

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