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Just in: NJC Gives Onnoghen, Muhammed 7 Days To Respond To Petitions

The National Judicial Council after its emergency meeting held today have given suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and Acting CJN Taboo Mohammed 7 Days to respond to petitions written against them. In a release signed by Mr. Soji Oye, the NJC also referred a petition against the CCT Chairman, Danladi Yakubu Umar.to the Federal Judicial Service Commission. The ... Read More »

Breaking: Reps Endorse N30,000 As New Minimum Wage

The Federal House of Representatives has ignored the Council of State and approved N30000 as the new minimum wage. The lawmakers passed the bill during Tuesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara. They approved the figure after the bill was read and passed for the third time on the floor of the lower chamber of ... Read More »

Opinion:Reuben Abati Writes On Onnoghen & Other Stories

I find it incredulous that a ruling government that seeks a second term in office and about which doubts have been expressed with regard to its performance, the competence of its officials and the quality of its service delivery would embark on a series of self-immolating adventures that can only further alienate it from the people it seeks to serve. ... Read More »

Onnoghen: Group Gives FG Ultimatum

A rights group, Occupy Nigeria, yesterday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, protested the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen and the Chief Justice of Nigeria and gave President Muhammadu Buhari a two-day ultimatum to reinstate him. It also urged the National Judicial Commission to sanction Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed for accepting to be sworn in as acting CJN, describing it as “ungodly ... Read More »

Just In: Senate Approaches Supreme Court Over Onnoghen

Senate, earlier today, approached the Supreme Court for an interpretation of the powers of the president in the appointment and removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, with respect to the roles of the upper chamber of the National Assembly and the National Judicial Council (NJC) in the entire process according to Thisday. Confused by President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of ... Read More »

Ambode Promises Hitch-Free Lagos Marathon

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday urged residents to cooperate with security agencies in keeping the peace and ensuring safety of lives and property in the build up to the Lagos Access Marathon and the series of political events to herald the forthcoming general elections.   Addressing Government House Correspondents shortly after the Security Council meeting held at ... Read More »

Agbakoba Petitions NJC, Wants Acting CJN Muhammed Removed

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), says he has submitted a petition against Justice Tanko Muhammed, who was appointed last Friday as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement from his chambers on Monday, Agbakoba said he submitted his petition to the National Judicial Council, asking it to determine ... Read More »

Why I Suspended Onnoghen- Buhari

  Fellow Nigerians, A short while ago, I was served with an Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal issued on Wednesday 23rd January 2019, directing the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen from office pending final determination of the cases against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal and several other fora ... Read More »

Ezekwesili’s Coallition Is Dead On Arrival

The Director-General (DG), Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu on Thursday described the withdrawal Oby Ezekwesili of qthe Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) from the presidential race as expected. He said Ezekwesili’s planned collation to dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democracy Party (PDP) will fail. Okechukwu said the former Minister of Education belongs to a: ... Read More »

Reps Disagree With Council Of State, To Approve N30,000

Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday faulted the Council of State for approving N27,000 as the new minimum wage when the agreement reached by the government, organised labour and the private sector was N30,000. The lawmakers, therefore, expressed their readiness to adopt the amount proposed by the tripartite committee, whose report was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaker, ... Read More »