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    Publish details of Buhari’s assets, SERAP writes CCB

Publish details of Buhari’s assets, SERAP writes CCB

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has written to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to make public, asset declaration submitted to the bureau by successive presidents and governors from 1999 to 2019. This comes after the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) found Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), guilty of false declaration of assets.In a freedom of information (FoI) [...]

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    EXTRA: Prof describes Buhari’s achievements as reality ‘we can’t see’

EXTRA: Prof describes Buhari’s achievements as reality ‘we can’t see’

Akin Onigbinde, a professor, has described the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration as the "reality we cannot see".According to PUNCH, Onigbinde made the remark during the 2nd annual lecture of Freedom Online in Ikeja, Lagos.The professor and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was said to be reacting to figures reeled out by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on the successes of [...]

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    Press freedom: Nigeria described as a ‘difficult situation for journalists’

Press freedom: Nigeria described as a ‘difficult situation for journalists’

Nigeria dropped one place on the global press freedom index recently published by Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres); with the press freedom group tagging Nigeria "a difficult situation".Of the 180 countries evaluated, Nigeria was ranked 120th; a drop from its 119 spot on the index in 2018.Ghana also lost its spot as Africa's best in terms of press freedom [...]

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    Onnoghen’s conviction is victory for Buhari’s corruption fight, says Garba Shehu

Onnoghen’s conviction is victory for Buhari’s corruption fight, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says the war against corruption is all encompassing and not designed to persecute anyone for political or other reasons.Shehu disclosed this in a statement while reacting to the conviction of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), in Abuja on Thursday.He said the conviction of Onnoghen [...]

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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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