The foundation for Walter Onnoghen's unceremonious exit was laid the very day he was appointed by the then acting President, Yemi Osinbajo. Yesterday, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, finally threw in the towel after a tumultuous career as head of the nation’s judiciary. According to his lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo, (SAN), he resigned in the interest of the judiciary which he headed. “I have just spoken with him. He confirmed to me that he resigned yesterday. He said he resigned in the interest of the judiciary.”
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The PDP warned the members to urgently withdraw all the cases they instituted against Adeleke in court or be ready for sanctions. Leadership reports that a statement by Prince Diran Odeyemi, the deputy national publicity secretary of PDP, on Thursday, said the party was not happy with the myriads of cases instituted against it by members According to Odeyemi, any member of the PDP who has genuine interest in the party must not allow himself to be used by those who do not mean well for its progress. In his reaction, however, Akin Ogunbiyi, who was the runner during the Osun PDP gubernatorial primary, denied any link with the travail of Senator Adeleke. Speaking through Kunle Omolere, the director of strategy, Idera de Movement, Ogunbiyi said: “It is on record that the only case instituted by Dr Ogunbiyi was that of Osun West senatorial ticket which was brazenly taken away from him after all reconciliations to the contrary. The case had long been decided and the rest is left to posterity.” Pledging his loyalty to the PDP, Ogunbiyi but noted that there is nothing wrong with somebody approaching the court to seek justice when cheated.
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Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, yesterday said God’s kindness made it possible for him to break the second term jinx and record many unprecedented feats, saying he had no reason to regret over his senatorial election loss. The governor said this while addressing guests at a thanksgiving service to mark the 60th birthday of his wife, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, held at the Government House, Ibadan.
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The Kano State Fire Service on Friday said that eight shops were destroyed in an early morning at Katsina Road, Muletara roundabout, in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano. Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, the spokesman of the service, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the fire started at about 6. 15 a.m.
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A top contender for the position of speakership of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago, has said he would not hesitate to withdraw from the race if the position is eventually zoned to the South East. Bago, a third-time representative from Chanchanga federal constituency of Niger State, alluded that the South East and the North Central were the greatest casualties of the zoning formula of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
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The Presidency has clarified on why President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to sign the National Minimum Wage Bill into law, contrary to reports last week that he had done so. The Senate had on March 19 passed the bill, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.
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Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan, the Special Anti Cultism Squad, SACS officer who killed Kolade Johnson, has revealed that he only shot once because he had no intentions of Killing the young man. According to a statement he gave in an interview, he only shot once in an attempt to arrest a suspected cultist in Magodo Lagos.
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Following the final collation of the results of the gubernatorial election in Rivers, INEC has declared Governor Nyesom Wike as the winner. The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday declared Nyesome Wike of the People’s Democratic Party winner of the governorship election in Rivers state.
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