UK expresses concern over suspension of CJN Onnoghen

The British High Commission expresses serious concern over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

We have heard a wide range of credible and independent voices, including in the Nigerian legal profession and civil society, who have expressed concern over the constitutionality of the executive branch’s suspension of the chief officer of the judiciary.

NASS candidate in C/River pledges robust, credible representation
Mr Victor Abang, APC House of Representative candidate for Ikom/Boki

Mr Victor Abang, the All Progressive Congress candidate for Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency in Cross River has pledged a robust and credible representation if elected.

Abang made the promise on Saturdays while on a campaign across the political wards of Ikom local government area of Cross River.

He told thousands of APC supporters at Akparabong community that he was in the race to win, adding that he has the capacity and contacts to attract development to the constituency.

FG brings life to Zobe Dam water scheme in Katsina after 27 years

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to improve the lives of Nigerians, as it delivered the Zobe Regional Water Supply Scheme in Katsina.

The dam, which started in 1992, was revisited by the present administration to improve access to potable water for Katsina metropolis and environs.

At an inspection visit to the site on Friday, the Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu restated the desire of the present administration to complete all abandoned water projects.

Buhari suspend CJN Onnoghen
Ag. CJN Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeira (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The President announced the suspension of the CJN at a brief ceremony at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

According to the president, the suspension is as result of the ongoing trial of Onnoghen by the CCT and subsequent order of the tribunal directing him to suspend him, pending the completion of his trial.

MTN protests shutdown of facilities by Kogi govt.

MTN Nigeria has expressed grave concern over the arbitrary shutdown of its base transmitting facilities by the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS), over allegations that it has not met its tax obligations to the government.

The state government is demanding for immediate payment of Social Service Contribution levy, Employee Development levy and annual rent for Right-of-Way on fibre optics cable.

APC not stockpiling arm in Cross River, sure of victory

Calabar, Jan. 24, 2019 (NAN) The All Progressive Congress Governorship Campaign Organisation in Cross River has denied allegations of opposition parties stockpiling arms in preparation for the forthcoming elections.

The spokesperson for Sen. Owan Enoh’s Campaign Organisation, Mr Dan Amor, who stated this in a statement on Thursday in Calabar, said the APC need not stockpile arms because it was certain of winning the mandate of the people in both the federal and state levels.

Kaduna gets new milk processing plant

The Kaduna State Government has inaugurated a 500-litre Milk and Yogurt processing plant in Ladugga Grazing Reserve, Kachia Local Government area.

Malam Dahiru Abdullahi, the Information Officer of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, disclosed this on Thursday in Kaduna.

He said the plant was inaugurated by Dr Hadiza Balarabe, the running mate to Gov. Nasiru el-Rufai, on behalf of the Government of Kaduna State on Tuesday.

ACPN presidential candidate withdraw from race

The Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has announced her withdrawal from the presidential race.

Ezekwesili, in a statement by the spokesman of her Hope “19 Campaign Organisation, Mr Ozioma Ubabukoh, announced her withdrawal early Thursday morning.

She explained that she stepped down from the Feb. 16 presidential election after due consultations with well-meaning Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora.

Assembly queries extension of Head of Service tenure
Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger

The Niger Assembly has asked the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ibrahim Ladan and the Attorney General (AG), Nasara Dan-Mallam, to appear before it over tenure elongation for the Head of Service (HoS).

They were summoned on Wednesday during plenary to explain the rationale behind the governor’s decision to extend the appointment of the HoS, Alhaji Yabagi Sule, in spite of attaining the retirement age of 60 years.

The HoS was due for retirement on Jan. 15 having attained the age of 60 years but had his appointment extended to May 29 by the governor.

Gov. Ayade says performance is selling point for his reelection
Gov. Ayade of Cross River at a rally in Yala

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has said that his performance in the last three years stands out as a stregth in his bid for reelection in March.

He also said that the principle of rotation of governorship among the senatorial zones of the state makes it expedient for the residents to maintain the tradition.

At a rally in Yala local governmwnt area on Wednesday, Ayade expressed fulfilment on the way the welfare of residents had been captured during his three years in office.