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Month: January 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Osinbajo On Collision Course With Amaechi Over Onnoghen

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is unrelenting in his opposition to the arraignment of Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for alleged fraudulent asset declaration, SaharaReporters has been told. The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) had filed a six-count charge bordering on fraudulent declaration of assets against the CJN at the CCT, after receiving a petition from Dennis Aghanya, Executive Secretary of the Anti-corruption Research Data-Based Initiative (ARDBI). But SaharaReporters subsequently unveiled Aghanya as a staunch fan of President Muhammadu Buhari and his allies See Also Corruption FLASHBACK: Five Times Onnoghen’s Accuser Proved Himself Buhari’s Main Man 0 Comments 3 Days Ago , after which it later emerged that Ro

Rihanna Sues Dad For Using Their Last Name For Business

Breaking News Rihanna Fenty, an American singer popularly known as Rihanna, has sued her father, Ronald Fenty, for using their last name for business. Rihanna had already trademarked the 'Fenty' name for some business ventures, but the singer is claiming in the suit that her father is using the reputation she has created with the name for profit. According to a court document obtained by American magazine, TMZ on Tuesday, allegedly filed at a California federal court, the singer claimed that her father and his business partner, Moses Joktan Poerkins “have egregiously and fraudulently misrepresented to third parties and the public that their company, Fenty Entertainment, LLC, is affiliated with Rihanna, and has the authority to act on her behalf". The singer further claimed tha

Pictures: Saraki didn’t snub IGP Idris at Remembrace Day – Aide

Health, Politics
A Special Assistant to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has described as untrue, reports making the rounds that Saraki refused to shake hands with the outgoing Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration. The post Pictures: Saraki didn’t snub IGP Idris at Remembrace Day – Aide appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

BREAKING: APC Shuns Presidential Debate On Corruption And Development

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is conspicuously absent at the ongoing presidential debate organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD). Five candidates are currently taking questions on the strategies of the political parties to tackle corruption and ensure development for the country. The event is taking place at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, with the APC box stark empty. While introducing the candidates, Eugenia Abu, who anchored the event, said the APC was invited but didn’t turn up. Present at the debate are Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC); Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation representing Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Tope Fasua, presidential candidate of the Abundant Niger

MAN: Textile Apparel, Footwear Top List Of Produced Items In Nigeria In December 2018

Business The December 2018 edition of the Purchasing Managers Index report published by the Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MAN) has revealed that textile apparel and footwear came tops on improvement in production. The report also showed that despite government’s efforts to tackle smuggling and counterfeiting, the two factors have slowed down the production of electronics and electrical products. According to the report, the Electrical and Electronics sub-sectoral group was the only group to suffer a decrease in its basis point out of 10 groups that were considered in the report. The one-page report released by the association revealed that nine other groups — food, beverage and tobacco, 6Ps, Motor Vehicle and Miscellaneous Assembly, Wood and Wood products, domes

HEDA Gives CBN Seven Days To Provide Details Of Repatriated $8.1bn MTN Fine

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation, has invoked the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), asking for detailed information on the alleged resolution between the apex bank and MTN Nigeria relating to charges of improper repatriation of about $8.13 Billion. The FoI request to the CBN was signed by Olanrewaju Suraju, the Chairman of HEDA. According to the resource centre, the wide margin between the reported final payment and the alleged charged sum has left the public puzzled as to the procedure and steps taken to arrive at the resolution. The request read: “On the 4th day of September, 2018, the online platform of the Business Day Newspaper reported that the Central Bank of

The Chief Justice Of Nigeria In The Eye Of The Storm By Stanley Imhanruor

Breaking News
The planned arraignment of the highly revered Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Honourable Justice Walter Annoghen has understandably attracted mixed reactions across the country with some persons describing the move as outright witch hunt and intimidation by the executive arm of government against the judiciary ahead of the 2019 election and some others stating that it is a sign that no man is above the law. This intervention does not seek to address the purported witch hunt (if any) or the innocence or otherwise of the respected CJN. It merely attempts to briefly examine the legal regime in the circumstance.   The propriety of subjecting a sitting judicial officer to a criminal trial in our courts has since been rested by the Court of Appeal in the case of Nganjiwa V. FRN...