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Appeal Court Rejects Onnoghen’s Request To Stop Trial At CCT

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has rejected the request by suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to stay proceedings in the charge pending against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The Nation reports that a three-man panel, led by Justice Abdul Aboki, in a ruling a moment ago, dismissed the application Onnoghen filed to ...

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Bomb Threat: Passengers Hail Air Peace Crew

Passengers on Wednesday commended the crew of Air Peace Flight P4 7121 for prioritising their safety and returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after receiving information that there was an explosive on board the aircraft. A statement issued by the Corporate Communications Manager of the carrier, Mr. Chris Iwarah confirmed the incident, saying the operating crew acted professionally ...

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Group Storms Lagos Assembly, Protests Planned Impeachment Of Ambode

A group of protesters on Wednesday stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly to protest against the planned impeachment of the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The men and women, who carried banners with inscriptions of their agitations, said the removal of Ambode would disrupt the peaceful conduct of the general elections. They asked the lawmakers to allow the governor complete ...

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INEC To Quarantine Uncollected PVCs Feb 8

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that the about five million uncollected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) will be quarantined from February 8; till the end of the presidential and governorship polls. The electoral umpire was apparently reacting to the fears expressed by stakeholders in the electoral process that politicians  are planning to acquire the uncollected PVCs to rig the elections. ...

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Onnoghen: APC Lawmakers Storm Senate To Stop PDP

Some members of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate were at the National Assembly on Tuesday despite the cancellation of plenary by the leadership of the red chamber. Our correspondent saw the  APC lawmakers leaving the chamber for their offices after a brief discussion, while some PDP senators, who gathered in the foyer, left ...

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Onnoghen: Tinubu Defends Buhari, Says Atiku, Others Don’t Know Difference Between Suspension And Sacking

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari was fair and balanced in his approach by suspending Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. He said those who were faulting the President’s decision, particularly Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, apparently did not know the difference between ...

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Onnoghen Sues FG Over Suspension

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has dragged the Federal Government before the Court of Appeal, challenging his suspension. The Punch reports that the appeal was filed on Monday by his lawyers: Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), Kanu Agabi (SAN) and James Onoja. Onnoghen, who was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari following an ex parte order issued ...

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Ambode Launches 1,000-Hectares Modern Satellite City In Epe

…project to create 200,000 jobs, provide housing schemes for Lekki FTZ Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday launched a 1000-hectare modern satellite city in Epe-Ibeju Lekki axis projected to create over 200,000 jobs and housing schemes for all the major projects coming on board within the Lekki Free Trade Zone. Named Alaro Satellite City, Governor Ambode described the ...

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NJC Ends Meeting, Queries Onnoghen, Mohammed

The National Judicial Council has issued letters of query to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; and the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed, The PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt that the two judges were given seven days to respond to the queries. Onnoghen was asked to respond to allegations leveled against him, especially why he failed to declare ...

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BREAKING: ‎Reps Approve N30,000 New Minimum Wage

The House of Representatives has approved the sum of N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. The approval followed the adoption of the report by the ad hoc committee set up on the New Minimum Wage Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. Passing the bill for the third reading on Tuesday, the lawmakers unanimously ...

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