Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Sunday, 13th January 2019.
The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), to immediately vacate office. Naija News learned that the government will on Monday, January 14, 2019, arraign Justice Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on charges of failures to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.
The Code of Conduct Bureau is the body responsible for the action taken against the Chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. Naija News earlier reports that the Federal Government has ordered Justice the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), to immediately vacate office over corruption charges.
Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), says he forgot to declare his asset. Naija News had reported earlier that the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, ordered Justice Onnoghen to immediately vacate office.
Elder statesman and leader of the South-South region, Chief Edwin Clark, has spoken against an attempt by the Muhammadu Buhari led administration to remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. He described it as an attempt to rig the forthcoming general elections stating that the people of South-South would not accept the move.
The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says only Biafra can save Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Naija News had reported earlier that the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, ordered Justice Onnoghen to immediately vacate office.
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, for a legal opinion on the possible extension of Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police’s tenure, a senior presidency official disclosed. This is as Buhari’s appointment of the IGP in March 2016, clocked 35 years in service on January 3, 2019, and should ordinarily have retired.
As part of efforts to make the collection of Voters’ cards easy, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has delegated the collection centres to other 8,809 registration areas and wards, and revert to the commission’s local government areas from January 21. This is coming less than three weeks before the general elections which is slated to commence with the Presidential and national assembly elections on the 16th of February, 2019, Naija News reports.
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, on Saturday said the restructuring of Nigeria was important for the country to rise above its challenges and stay on the path of progress. Adams made the statement in Lagos at the installation of 21 Aare Onakakanfo chiefs –in-council.
The South-South Governor’s Forum has slated an emergency meeting for tomorrow over the move to remove Walter Onnoghen as the Chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). Naija News reports that the federal government has filed six charges of non and fraudulent declaration of assets by Mr Onnoghen, with trial expected to commence on January 14 at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
A penalty successfully converted by Egypt’s Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool three points on today’s trip to Brighton’s pitch, allowing Jurgen Klopp’s formation to consolidate the lead of the English football league. In a close match, Liverpool had more chances but only reached it in the 50th minute when Salah was loaded after an individual play inside the home line, taking charge after converting the penultimate that proved decisive for the victory achieved.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.