POLITICS

Buhari Appoints New Police IG, As Ibrahim Idris Retires [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that President Muhammadu Buhari may appoint another Inspector General of Police later today Tuesday January 15, 2019. Top on the list of officers to replace Ibrahim Idris, who reportedly met with the president at the State House yesterday afternoon, is Adamu Mohammed. According to police sources, such a visit has become a tradition for outgoing inspectors-general in recent years. Mohammed’s appointment may lay to rest the controversy surrounding an alleged plan to extend the tenure of Idris. Idris, the nation’s 19th Inspector General of Police, was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, on March 21, 2016, to replace Solomon Arase. The 59-year-old born police chief was [Read]

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]

Trailer Carrying APC candidate-branded rice Kills 15 in Ekiti, Angry Youths Vandalise Vehicle [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS]

  NEWS FLAKES NG authoritatively gathers that angry youths in Iworoko-Ekiti, Ekiti State, have vandalised a vehicle that reportedly killed at least 15 people, pouring away the rice it was conveying to Ondo State. At least 15 persons were confirmed dead in the auto accident that occurred on Saturday night at Iworoko Ekiti, near Ado Ekiti. The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday when a truck loaded with rice lost control and rammed into a popular market in the town. NEWS FLAKES NG exclusively gathers that some online media with images report that the bags of rice were branded with the campaign [Read]

CJN: President Buhari Plotting to destabilize judiciary ahead of 2019 general elections, Says PDP [READ MORE]

  People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on all Nigerians, the United Nations and all international bodies to unite in the defence of her democracy. The party made the statement following president Buhari directive to CJN, Walter Onnoghen to set down from his office. The party said these in a statement released on all it social media platform. [READ ALSO] 150 SANs Volunteer To Defend CJN Onnoghen In Court [READ MORE] Read statement below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Onnoghen: The failed and discredited Buhari Presidency is once again plotting to destabilize and annex the Judiciary ahead of the 2019 general elections. The APC and cabal at the Buhari Presidency [Read]

150 SANs Volunteer To Defend CJN Onnoghen In Court [READ MORE]

  At least 150 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) have signalled interest to appear before the Justice Danladi Yakubu-led Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday in defence of Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice Of Nigeria (CJN), in connection with allegations slammed against him. Sabastine Tartenger Hon, a senior advocate, disclosed this to Daily Trust via a phone conversation. The Code of Condict Bureau is acting on a petition written by Dennis Aghanya, the Executive Secretary of the Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative (ARDI), accusing Onnoghen of financial mistrust, including operating domiciliary foreign currency accounts, in apparent disregard for the law that prohibits public officials from having such. In another statement [Read]

Kaduna state residents wash their streets with soap and water shortly after Gov El-rufai’s visit [SEE PHOTOS]

  Angry Kaduna residents reportedly washed their streets with soap and water, shortly after Governor El-Rufai’s visited for his 2019 governorship campaign. Residents of Birnin Gwari LGA, the local government badly affected by activities of bandits and kidnappers also burned APC flags and brooms, as a sign of rejection of the party in the coming general election. The Kaduna residents who washed their streets with soap and water shortly after Governor El-Rufai’s visit, had previously been promised a faculty of Kaduna State University and the Governor had also allegedly promised them that he will relocate his office to the area pending when bandits ravaging the area are flushed out. However [Read]