CCB official says FG filed charges against Onnoghen before investigation was concluded

Fresh evidence reveals that charges against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, was filed before the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) concluded investigation on the allegation that he falsely declared his assets. A senior investigative officer of the CCB, James Akpala, who is the star prosecution witness, made this confession on…

All S’South, S’East states agree with CBN to provide 100,000 hectares of land each for palm oil farming

It has been revealed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed an agreement with all states in the South-South and South-East regions of the country to contribute 100,000 hectares of land each for palm oil farming in order to cut down on the current import bill of over five hundred million dollars annually….

GUBER POLLS: Rigging occurred in states declared inconclusive by INEC except Plateau where we’re leading- APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged rigging in five of six states where governorship elections were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC fixed March 23 for supplementary elections in six states (Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto) where elections were declared inconclusive. Of the six states, the main opposition…

Finally, Atiku files petition against Buhari’s election victory

It has been gathered that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded general elections Monday officially filed a petition challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the 2019 presidential election. The PDP and Mr Abubakar reportedly deployed a team of lawyers at the Court of Appeal,…

Bauchi Gov runs to Buhari over INEC’s cancellation of supplementary election, says security under threat

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday received Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, who briefed him about developments around the inconclusive elections in the state. Speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting with Buhari, the governor said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) introduced procedures not known to the laws of the land during the March 9…

Court sacks Delta APC chairman, return of Omo-Agege to Senate now unsure

Prophet Jones Ode Erue, the Delta State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been sacked. This followed a ruling of a Federal High court sitting in Asaba on Monday. Also sacked were the ward and local government executives of the party. Justice Toyin Adegoke declared the plaintiff, Cyril Ogodo, as the authentic chairman…

Ekiti vows to combat rape, threatens to conduct psychiatric tests on offenders

Ekiti State Government on Monday expressed its resolve to conduct psychiatric tests on rapists as well as publish their names and photographs on the Ministry of Justice’s website. The Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Wale Fapohunda, who disclosed this at a news conference in Ado Ekiti, said the government intends to control rape and sexual offences…

Plateau election is as good as won, Gov Lalong says after meeting with Buhari

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary election in Plateau, the state governor, Simon Lalong, has described the governorship poll in the state as good as concluded. He said if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) “like let them conduct the elections more than once, we will still win.” The governor, who was not able to have a…

RIVERS POLL: APC fears INEC would manipulate results in favour of Wike, warn of dangers ahead

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Rivers State has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of plot to manipulate election results in favour of incumbent Governor Nyesom Wike. The allegations were made by a chieftain of the party , Eze Chukwuemeka Eze. Eze warned the electoral body against manipulating the results of the governorship…

“Tooth ache” issue over, Onnoghen’s trial resumes as court accepts first set of exhibits

The trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, resumed in court Monday in the case of alleged false declaration of assets pressed against him by the federal government. Onnoghen who was unable to appear at the last court sitting over tooth ache and blood pressure challenges appeared before Justice Danladi Umar-led…