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Buhari’s Plan Was To Turn A Dictator – Secondus
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s desire was to head all the three arms of government and turn a full-blown dictator.
Prince Secondus told party supporters at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Monday that President Buhari’s ambition is to be Chief Justice, Senate President and the Speaker of the House, yet he claims to a converted Democrat.
Lagos State Assembly May Impeach Gov Ambode
The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday 29 January, initiated impeachment proceedings against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over misappropriation of funds and failure to present the state budget for 2019.
The Assembly subsequently summoned Ambode to appear before it within one week over the budget, which has reportedly become a source of dispute between the two arms of government.
Biafra: IPOB Declares Sit-At-Home In Abia Ahead Of Buhari’s Visit
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu, has ordered its members in Abia state, southern Nigeria, to observe a sit-at-home on Tuesday ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s visit to Aba, the commercial nerve of the state.
Naija News reports that the secessionist group gave this order in a statement issued on Monday evening by its spokesman, Emma Powerful.
Onnoghen: NBA Direct Lawyers To Boycott Courts Nationwide
Lawyers across the country, have been directed by the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) to boycott all courts as from Tuesday (today) in protest of the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
The lawyers said their action will last for two days and would serve as a warning to the federal government.
Onnoghen Has Not Resigned – Media Aide Debunks Rumour
Onnoghen’s senior special assistant on media, Awusam Bassey who debunked the rumour said they were “handiwork of mischief makers” as there was no truth in it.
DSS Gave Me The $500,000 Lawan Collected As Bribe – Otedola
This he disclosed today in front of a judge of the federal capital territory high Court, Apo, Angela Otaluka.
All Plans To Rig Election In Benue State Would Be Hindered – Gov. Ortom
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has noted that any attempt to rig the 2019 general elections would be resisted by the state.
This he said today, while swearing-in the Chairman and Commissioners of the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) in Makurdi.
Governor Shettima Speaks On Deployment Of Local Hunters To Fight Boko Haram
The Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima has reinstated the commitment of his administration to battle Boko Haram insurgency through the mobilisation of local hunters to be inducted into the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the state.
Mr Shettima who disclosed this while hosting the new Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Benson Akinroluyo, also informed the army general that the local hunters will be given a crash training before their deployment to guard the fringes of the hinterland.
I am Still In Charge Of Imo State – Okorocha Warns APC
According to the governor, Issa-Onilu and his cohorts have done enough harm by imposing an intruder and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governorship candidate.
Biafra: IPOB Fixes February 16 For Referendum, Same Date As Nigeria’s Presidential Election
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared February 16, 2019, as the new date for its referendum on the declaration of sovereign Biafra.
The date clashes with the day Nigerians are also expected to head to the polls to decide who will become the country’s president for the next four years.
Nigeria Improves In TI’s Corruption Index Ranking (See Details)
Nigeria made progress, moving up four places in the Transparency International corruption perception index (CPI) for 2018, according to the latest report released on Tuesday morning.
Of the 180 countries that were surveyed last year, Nigeria is ranked 144 – representing an upward movement of four places compared to the 148 out of 180 ranking in 2017.
We Don’t Have Money To Share Out, But Nigeria And Nigerians Always On My Mind – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigerians and Nigeria have always been on his mind.
Buhari made this statement yesterday, at the closing ceremony of a workshop on voter education organized by the All Progressives Congress directorate of election planning and monitoring.
Speaker Dogara, Other Rep Members, Officially Dump APC For PDP
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has officially announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He announced his defection on the floor of the house during plenary on Tuesday.
FG Slams Walter Onnoghen With Fresh Criminal Allegations
The office of the Attorney General of the Federation has sent a list of criminal allegations against Justice Water Onnoghen to the National Judicial Council, ahead of the NJC’s emergency meeting today.
Naija News learnt that the petition contains a number of damaging allegations against Justice Onnoghen, including bank statements and title deeds of properties said to have been traced to him.
Acting Police IG, Mohammed Adamu, NSA Meet With State Governors
The acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno are currently meeting with state governors in Abuja.
The meeting is scheduled to commence around 12 pm.
Onnoghen: Empty Courts In Akwa-Ibom State As Lawyers Follow NBA Boycott Order (Photos)
Courts in Akwa Ibom State are void of activities as lawyers have complied with the Nigerian Bar Association directive to boycott the courts over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
The NBA had directed its members nationwide to boycotts the courts for two days to protest following what it described as the illegal suspension of the CJN by the Muhammadu Buhari administration, Naija News reports.
Federal Pensioners Cry Out To President Buhari Over Unpaid Arrears
Pensioners in the Federal Civil Service, Ondo State chapter have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to give more attention to the welfare of the senior citizens who had served the country meritoriously during their active service.
While they appreciated the efforts made so far by the present administration, they still pleaded that the payment of the remaining outstanding allowances should be made for the survival of their members.
5 Things Atiku Mentioned As He Petitions France, Germany, UK, US, And EU Against Buhari
The former Vice President of Nigeria, in the letter, accused Buhari of perpetrating constitutional breaches.