CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL: EXAMINING ITS PLACE IN NIGERIAN JUDICIARY HIERARCHY

Code of Conduct Tribunal: Examining its place in the Nigerian Judicial hierarchy By Olisa Agbakoba, SAN The Code of Conduct Tribunal issued a warrant of arrest for Justice Walter Onnoghen, the estranged Chief Justice of the Federation. This has raised a lot of questions as to the place of the Tribunal in the Judicial Hierarchy. Justice Walter Onnoghen and Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, Mr. Danladi Umar In every society, the courts play a pivotal role in the organization and maintenance of law and…

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OSINBAJO HELICOPTER CRASH: IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

By Lawani Mikairu Following the release of preliminary report by Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, on the cause of the Caverton helicopter crash involving the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at Kabba , Kogi State two weeks ago ,aviation experts have commended the pilot in command of the chopper. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo According to them, the calmness with which  the pilot  handled the lack of visibility at the landing point saved what would have been a national disaster. A pilot with default Nigeria Airways , who preferred not to be…

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GOV OKOWA’S TOP AIDE SHOT DEAD

JIMITOTA ONOYUME WARRI- AIDE to governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Mr Lawrence Ngozi Akpomiemie has been assassinated in Ekpan area of Uvwie local government area. He was shot dead in his saloon car in the early hours of today. At press time there was tension in Ekpan area of the local government. A top security source who volunteered comment under condition of anonymity said security will be stepped up in all flash points in the local government.

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IRONY: SEE WHAT BUHARI SAID WHEN JEGA POSTPONED ELECTIONS IN 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari heavily criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) when it postponed the 2015 general elections. Then an aspirant under the APC merger, Mr Buhari also criticised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government of systematic rigging. On February 8, 2015, six days away, INEC postponed the February 14 presidential election by six weeks citing insecurity. The elections commission chief, Attahiru Jega, said the delay until 28 March was necessary because of heightened insecurity that could affect the safety of election personnel, voters and materials, especially in the troubled…

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KANNYWOOD TOP ACT ALI NUHU REVEALS HOW HE MET HIS WIFE, SEE PICS

Ali Nuhu, the popular Northern actor has revealed that he met his wife on set as he talked about his big break into the English movie industry from Kannywood. In an interview with Daily Trust, Ali Nuhu disclosed that he met his wife, Maimuna, on the set of the now-classic Hausa movie, ‘Wasila’. He said; “I was working on set, in the year 2000 when I saw her walk into the house we were shooting in, and I jokingly said to my colleagues Ishaq Sidi Ishaq and Hajara Usman, that I…

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REAL REASON INEC POSTPONED ELECTIONS BY NONSO OZOEMENA

The postponement of the 2019 election came as a shock to Nigerians who had already made up their minds to vote out incompetence, nepotism, killings and poverty. However, one cannot take power from tyrants without being bruised. This is part of the bruise that Nigerians need to sustain for a better Nigeria. A lot of Nigerians had fixed sensitive activities for 23rd February, like their weddings. Will they now shift it? A lot of Nigerians had borrowed money to stock up food and fuel supplies for this election, and a…

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PROMINENT NIGERIAN FAMILIES DIVIDED BY POLITICS

Elections: Prominent Nigerian families divided by politics As the 2019 general election approaches, a trend where family members support different candidates appears to be increasing. Those who in 2015 supported a particular candidate are on the opposing side for one reason or the other. Below are some prominent Nigerians whose family members support different candidates publicly. Bukola Saraki and Gbemisola Saraki Bukola Saraki is the Senate President and a former senator, Gbemisola Saraki, is his sister. The rivalry between the siblings can be traced back to 2011 when Gbemisola, who…

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ELECTION POSTPONEMENT: BUHARI SET TO RETURN TO ABUJA

Election Postponement: President Buhari returns to Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: BAYO OMOBORIOWO President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to Abuja on Saturday following the postponement of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The president concluded his nationwide rallies of 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with Katsina State on Thursday, and later proceeded to Daura, his country home. He was scheduled to exercise his voting right on Saturday in Daura, before returning to Abuja on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reliably learnt…

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WHAT NIGERIANS ARE SAYING ABOUT INEC CHAIRMAN, YAKUBU OVER ELECTION SHIFT

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their views about the role played by INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, in the postponement of the 2019 elections. While some doubted Prof. Yakubu by giving him the benefit of the doubt, others condemned him. See the reactions: I don’t believe it is INEC’s fault I believe they were coerced into this. But if Mahmoud Yakubu going to cover for some evil men then Mahmoud Yakubu should pay for it. #MahmoudYakubuMustResign — b & 999 others… (@bellorian) February 16, 2019 In the midst of bashing of @inecnigeria,…

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