Speaker Yakubu Dogara officially announces his defection from APC to PDP

Speaker Yakubu Dogara officially announces his defection from APC to PDP

Barely two weeks to the elections, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has officially announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP. Speaker Dogara who returned to PDP in September 2018,  officially informed his colleagues that he has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during plenary on Tuesday January 29th. He however did not give reasons for his defection. He also announced the defection of two other APC members…

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We are not a colony, stop interfering in our internal politics” – Oshiomole tells EU, UK and US govt

We are not a colony, stop interfering in our internal politics” – Oshiomole tells EU, UK and US govt

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says Nigeria is not a colony and that foreign bodies must apply caution in their interference with political affairs in the country.  Oshiomole said this after representatives of the United Kingdom, United States of America governments and the European Union in separate statements condemned last Friday’s suspension of the Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen over the non-declaration of his assets years after assuming office…

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Suspension of CJN weeks to elections abuse, utter disregard for constitution – Group tells Buhari

Suspension of CJN weeks to elections abuse, utter disregard for constitution – Group tells Buhari

The Wake up Nigeria Group, a group championing the cause of good governance has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Walter Onnogen by President Muhammadu Buhari, three weeks to the general elections as abuse and utter disregard to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that brought him to power in 2015. The group made this declaration in a statement issued by its Chairperson, Maryam Yusuf, a copy which…

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Governor Okorocha removed as APC campaign coordinator in Imo State

Governor Okorocha removed as APC campaign coordinator in Imo State

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has removed Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, as the party’s campaign council coordinator in the state.   This comes after the state chapter of the APC had already announced the suspension of the governor a few days ago. However, the APC NWC confirmed the suspension on Sunday saying its decision is based on Okorocha’s anti-party activities. Confirming the suspension to Punch newspaper, Mallam Lanre…

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Onnoghen: Buhari govt gives reasons NJC can’t handle CJN’s matter

Onnoghen: Buhari govt gives reasons NJC can’t handle CJN’s matter

The Federal Government has explained why it referred the matter involving the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, and not the National Judicial Council, NJC, to handle. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed explained that the matter involving Onnoghen was alleged breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers, hence could not be referred to NJC, as the latter lacked the capacity to handle such….

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New minimum wage: Dogara says N30,000 not enough, reveals National Assembly next action

New minimum wage: Dogara says N30,000 not enough, reveals National Assembly next action

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara has declared that N30,000 monthly salary was not enough as minimum wage. According to him, since the National Assembly will need to go on a short recess for the purpose of the general elections, the lawmakers will proceed with further legislative actions on the matter at plenary on Tuesday. Speaking on Monday at the National Assembly during a public hearing on the New Minimum Wage organised…

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BREAKING: ‘I have not resigned’ – suspended CJN Walter Onnoghen speaks

BREAKING: ‘I have not resigned’ – suspended CJN Walter Onnoghen speaks

Embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen who was suspended by President Buhari last Friday, has debunked the rumour gaining traction online on Monday that he has resigned.   Onnoghen, who President Buhari replaced with the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Tanko Mohammed, as Acting CJN, debunked the rumour in a statement on Monday.     The statement was signed by his media aide, Awassam Bassey, who described the CJN’s rumoured…

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Banky W reacts as INEC misspells his name and misprints party logo on the ballot paper

Banky W reacts as INEC misspells his name and misprints party logo on the ballot paper

Nigerian singer and candidate for the Modern Democratic Party (MDP), Banky W has taken to Instagram to call out the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for misspelling his name and misprinting his party’s logo.   Banky W who is currently contesting for Federal House Of Representatives in Lagos said, “It turns out that logo that will show for MDP on the election day ballot papers is wrong. We have tried every possible option to see if…

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Buhari has insulted the constitution – Agbakoba

Buhari has insulted the constitution – Agbakoba

A former President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has blasted the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Walter Onnoghen, as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Buhari had on Friday suspended Onnoghen and immediately appointed Tanko Mohammed as acting CJN. Explaining his reason, the President said he suspended Onnoghen, following an order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, asking him to wield the big stick. According to dailypost, Agbakoba made it clear…

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NBA slams Buhari, demands reversal of CJN’s suspension

NBA slams Buhari, demands reversal of CJN’s suspension

Paul Usoro, President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has slammed President Muhammadu’s decision to suspend Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). In a statement posted on his Twitter page, Usoro described it as an “attempted coup against the Nigerian Judiciary”. He also called on Buhari to reverse Onnoghen’s suspension and demanded “the National Assembly to assert its constitutional authority and powers and prevent this slide into chaos and erosion of the…

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