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January 14, 2019

Presidential debate: You must appear by all means– Ohanaeze tells Buhari [READ MORE]

    The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to attend the upcoming presidential debate by all means. Speaking with our source’s correspondent, Chuks Ibegbu, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the organisation, said Buhari must not send a proxy to the debate. He stated this while reacting to the decision of Buhari to handover his reelection campaign to a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu. Buhari had disclosed his decision while inaugurating the APC Presidential Council, at the International Conference Centre, ICC, in Abuja, last week Monday. Also, the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, had disclosed that [Read]

Tribunal Adjourns CJN Onnoghen’s Case Till January 22 [READ MORE]

  The Danladi Umar – led three-man Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday adjourned proceedings involving the charges of non – declaration of assets preferred against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, till January 22. Umar ruled that the tribunal would hear Onnoghen’s motion challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal at the next proceedings. The tribunal adjourned the case after the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN ), conceded that Onnoghen was improperly served with the charges and the summons . Umar conceded that the CJN was not personally served with the charges and the court’s summons, as required by the law. He, therefore, requested the three [Read]

Court Stops Onnoghen’s planned arraignment, as CJN Fails to Appear at CCT [READ MORE]

  The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Federal Government’s plan to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The Federal Government through the Code of Conduct Bureau filed six counts of non-declaration of assets against the CJN on Friday. He was due for arraignment before the CCT on Monday but he was absent from court. But ruling on two separate ex parte applications on Monday, Justice N.E Maha, ordered parties to maintain status quo till January 17. He ruled in the two different suits that the defendants should be served with all the papers filed and they should appear [Read]

Court Upholds Kashamu’s Emergence As Ogun PDP Guber Candidate, Strikes Out Adebutu’s Suit [READ MORE]

  A federal capital territory high court on Monday dismissed the suit filed by Ladi Adebutu to challenge the nomination of Buruji Kashamu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state. Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the PDP in the state. In the suit, Adebutu asked the court to declare him the authentic candidate of the party for the March 2 governorship election. While delivering judgement, Ajoke Adepoju, the presiding judge, said the case filed by Adebutu cannot be maintained to declare him the governorship candidate of the PDP. Adepoju said although Adebutu was [Read]

ASSETS DECLARATION: South-South Govs Tell Onnoghen Not To Appear At CCT [READ MORE]

Governors of five states in the south-South have asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to ignore the court summons by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). The governors stated this in a communique issued at the end of an emergency meeting held at the Bayelsa Governor’s lodge on Sunday in Abuja. The communique was read by Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State. According to the governors, the action against the CJN is the reinforcement that the Muhamaddu Buhari administration has no regard for the sentiments of Nigerians, in particular the people of Niger Delta, and the rule of law. [READ ALSO] CJN: President Buhari Plotting to destabilize judiciary ahead [Read]

Meet DCP Egbetokun, New Lagos Commissioner of Police [SEE FULL PROFILE]

  Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has been given an Acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Kayode Egbetokun to replace the Immediate boss, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, who was on Sunday, redeployed to the Force headquarters in Abuja, as the Commissioner of Police in-charge of the Explosive Ordinance Unit. Meanwhile, NEWS FLAKES NG puts together a profile of the new Acting CP as seen below; PROFILE OF KAYODE EGBETOKUN, THE NEWLY APPOINTED ACTING COMMISSIONER OF POLICE IN CHARGE OF LAGOS STATE COMMAND DCP Kayode Egbetokun is a serving Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria. Born on September 4, 1964 in Erinja, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, he [Read]