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Lalong Lists Imprisoned Dariye, 48 Others As His Re-election Campaign Coordinators
Naija News understands that Dariye, the former governor of Plateau State, is currently serving a 10 years jail terms he was sent to by an Abuja based high court for misappropriating the state fund.
Onnoghen: PDP Is Crying More Than The Bereaved – Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described as a face-saving measure the decision by the PDP to pull the brakes on its electioneering campaign over Justice Walter Onnoghen’s suspension, saying the PDP’s campaign never gained traction in the first instance.
Responding to reporters’ question in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Saturday, on the suspension of the PDP’s campaign, the Minister said: ”Which Campaign? Their campaign was over a long time ago. There is nothing to suspend. We said it that their campaign had floundered. You can now see. What they are doing now is looking for a face-saving way out of a dead and buried campaign.”
Biafra: What Nnamdi Kanu Said About ‘Biafran Jews’ On Holocaust Memorial Day
Naija News reports that January 27 was the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War.
Buhari Govt Sends ‘Strong’ Warning To US, UK, EU Over Onnoghen
Naija News had reported earlier that President Buhari suspended Onnoghen on Friday and immediately appointed Tanko Mohammed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Femi Falana Tells Onnoghen To ‘Do The Needful By Calling It Quits’
Naija News reports that Falana made the call on Sunday during Politics Today, a political talk show on Channels Television.
Femi Falana Explodes Over Onnoghen’s Suspension, Blasts ‘Executive And Judiciary’ (Video)
Human Rights attorney, Femi Falana (SAN), says both the Executive and the Judiciary arms of government in Nigeria have failed Nigerians in reaction to the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
INEC Releases Names Of 144 Observers For 2019 Elections (Full List)
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, announced that 144 observers will monitor the 2019 general elections.
Naija News reports that the Commission threatened to cancel and withdraw the accreditation of any organization if its members or agents breach the code of conduct.
APC Reveals What Onnoghen’s Suspension Has Done To PDP
The suspension of Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), has devastated the plans of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, to get back to power through “cash and carry” judicial system, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said.
Naija News reports that APC made this comment in a statement issued on Monday by its spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu.
Onnoghen’s Suspension: We Say No To Executive Tyranny- Lawyers
The suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has not received smiles from lawyers and some Civil Society Organisations as they stormed the Nigerian Bar Association on Monday to protest.
While the lawyers accused President Buhari of interference in the Judiciary, they also alleged that he used fictitious order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal to suspend Onnoghen.
President Buhari Meets Mbaka In Aso Rock
Naija News learned that Mbaka arrived at the forecourt of the president’s office at about 12 noon and made straight to the president’s office complex.
Former CJN Onnoghen’s CCT Trial Adjourned Indefinitely
After the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) today adjourned his trial indefinitely.
During the CCT’s sitting today, the Judge said that the trial remains adjourned pending the determination of the application at the appeal court.
Onnoghen: Agbakoba Writes Petition Against Acting CJN Tanko Mohammed
Agbakoba in the petition dated 28th January, 2019, and addressed to the National Judicial Council (NJC), accused Mohammed of acting against the law by presenting himself for swearing in by President Buhari.
Buhari-Led Administration Has Nothing To Offer Kwara State, Saraki Says
Federal Government Would Have Forced Me To Resign If I Was Corrupt, Saraki Says
Senate President Bukola Saraki, has said that the federal government would have “silenced” him and forced him to resign “if he had skeleton in his cupboard”.
Onnoghen’s Suspension: President Muhammadu Buhari Invites All APC Senators To Aso Rock Dinner
The dinner, based on an invitation issued by the Director General of the APC campaign organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, is expected to take a position to counter the expected condemnation of the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the members of the opposition in the Senate on Tuesday, Naija News learnt.
Don’t Push Nigeria Into A Constitutional Crisis – Atiku Warns Buhari In State Of The Nation Address
Atiku further accused the Buhari led executive arm of government of disregarding and fighting against the other two arms of government – legislative and judiciary.
Kayode Fayemi Wins At Ekiti Governorship Election Tribunal
The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has won at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday.
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Kolapo Olusolahad filed a petition against Fayemi following the July 14 governorship election which he lost.
Police Seal Off Justice Onnoghen’s Office, Eject Administrative Staff
The police in the early hours of today, reportedly sealed off the office of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) and ejected administrative staff.
However, a visit on Monday by our correspondent to the office located at the Supreme Court complex, did not reveal anything out of place.
IGP Mohammed Adamu Appoints New DIGs
The appointment comes up hours after the compulsory retirement of all Deputy Inspector-Generals of police to pave way for the constitution of a new management team.