Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he is feeling sad over the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, on allegations of false and non-asset declarations. The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) had scheduled Jan. 14 for the arraignment of the CJN. However, the process was stalled as the CJN failed to appear before the CCT; and a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja also ordered the CCT to halt
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The star witness of the petitioners at the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja, Mr. Dele Adeleke took the stand Wednesday and before commencement of cross examination by the defense counsels, pink copies of forms EC8A from most of the local government areas were tendered in evidence and received by the tribunal as exhibits in the resumed proceedings.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night said that if he were to lose the forthcoming presidential election, it will not be strange since it will not be the first experience for him. Appearing in a town hall meeting broadcast live on television from Abuja, he had been asked if he would accept the outcome of the election if he loses.
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A 20-year-old man, Rasaki Azeez, was on Thursday arraigned in an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun for allegedly assaulting police officers. The defendant pleaded not guilty to a five-count charge bordering on assault, breach of public peace and malicious damage preferred against him. The Prosecutor, Insp. Irewole Jimoh, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Jan. 16, at about 10:05 pm, at Ipetu-Modu area, Osun. Jimoh said that the accused conspired with others at large to assault some police officers including Insp. Salau Ayodeji, Sgt. Irewolede Jimoh, Cpl. Ogudare Aliu, and Constable Joseph Oguntayo. He said the police
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No fewer than 20 accident victims were rescued on Wednesday by the Osun State Deputy Governor Benedict Alabi along Osogbo/Gbongan expressway. The injured victims were rushed to the nearest hospital at about 6:00 pm by vehicles in the Deputy Governor’s entourage. The accident occurred when an eighteen-seater commercial bus with number plate (EDE 593 XA) Osun State, swayed off the road and collided with an oncoming Kia Saloon car (KRD 832 EH) Lagos State.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has said it would be a grave mistake to return PDP to power at any level of governance, considering what they did to the country in their 16 years of rule. The President said these, yesterday, when he and other leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC, stormed the state as part of his campaigns for re-election and the election of other APC candidates ahead of the polls.
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The Benin Airport was agog on Thursday when mammoth crowd troop the Airport to await the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari for his campaign in the state. Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), from different parts of the state and party supporters were also seen colorfully dressed to receive the number one citizen of the country. The National Chairman, Buhari Supporters’ Organisation, Arewa Chapter, Edo, Abdullah Baba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the president’s visit was a welcome development.
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Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Wednesday said with quality leadership which he plans to bring on board as IG, the lost glory of the Nigeria Police Force would be restored. Adamu noted that the Force was blessed with intellectually gifted, exceptionally dedicated and professionally sound officers and men but the absence of quality leadership had been the setback of the police. Adamu, who stated this in his maiden speech, at the formal handing over ceremony at the Force headquarters Abuja, said as IG, he would draw from his national and international policing leadership to provide the missing link to ensure the dignity of the Force is restored.
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