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Just in: APC Planning To Rig Ogun Governorship Election - Governor Ibikunle Amosun Cries Out


Governor Ibikunle Amosun has accused the ruling party of planning to rig the governorship election in the state.

The governor who is contesting a senatorial seat under the party, however said any plot to rig the election will be resisted.

Ibikunle Amosun revealed that there is a grand plan by his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), to rig the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state, warning that such plot will fail.

He said this in reaction to the position he took by fielding his preferred candidate, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade on the platform of a different political party, the Allied People's Movement (APM) in protest against his own party, the APC which he accused of rigging the gubernatorial primary election.

The development has pitched the governor against the national leadership of the APC, although he is running for the senatorial seat in the same party.

Speaking on Monday, January 27 at the church service held on the occasion marking the 60th birthday anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Michael Olusina Fape, the Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province, the governor declared that he has taken a position on his preferred candidate and he is still standing on the decision.

“Let us drum it into the ears of everybody that in this government, nobody should give the idea of coming to rig. No, it will not happen,” he said.

Justifying his position about his support for a governorship candidate of a different political party, Governor Amosun said it was a collective decision reached by the APC about two years ago which he said was “upturned by some people overnight.”

He continued: “I have taken a position and I stand by it. It is only a coward who would not take a position at a crucial period".

“They just came from nowhere to upturn what we agreed on about two years ago that it was the turn of Ogun west which had not produced a governor in the forty three years of existence of the state. It will not work.”

Governor Amosun recently said he would not rule himself out from vying for the office of the Senate President if the opportunity presents itself in the nearest future.

Amosun made the comment while interacting with his constituents in Ewekoro local government area of the state as he seeks to represent them in the upper chamber in the 2019 general elections.

The governor stated that he might be disposed to seeking the Senate presidency whenever the slot is zoned to the southwest

OMG! Man with three wives rape his 21-year-old daughter in Ogun state

The Ogun State Police Command, on Wednesday, announced that its operatives had arrested a 45-year-old man, Idowu Owolabi, for allegedly raping his 21-year-old daughter.

Owolabi, who has three wives, was accused of having carnal knowledge of his daughter since last year.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta.

Oyeyemi said both the suspect and the victim were residents of the Papa Olosun area of Oja-Odan in the Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.

The PPRO explained that Owolabi was arrested on January 28, 2019, following a complaint by the victim at the Oja-Odan Divisional Police Headquarters.

He said, “The victim reported that she followed her father to the farm at Fagboun village and the said father forcefully had carnal knowledge of her right there on the farm sometime in March 2018.

“She stated further that since then, her father had continuously been having unlawful carnal knowledge of her with a threat that he would kill her if she dared tell anybody about it.

“Upon the report, the DPO Oja-Odan, CSP Olayemi Jacob, led his detectives to the suspect’s residence, where he was promptly arrested.

“On interrogation, the suspect, who was said to be married to three different women, confessed to the crime but blamed it on the devil.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect.”

Update on Lagos tanker explosion: Pregnant woman, driver burnt to death; 6 vehicles, goods destroyed


An unidentified pregnant woman and a driver were burnt beyond recognition yesterday, after a truck loaded with 33,000 litres of petroleum product exploded at Barracks Bus Stop, along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
 The fate of another female victim, who sustained severe burns from the resultant fire, still hung in the balance, as doctors at a private hospital around Onireke, were battling to resuscitate her alongside six other victims, who sustained varying degrees of burns.

Also destroyed were six vehicles and goods worth several millions of naira.

The incident occurred at about 4a.m., after the truck which was heading inward Iyana-Oba, somersaulted while trying to navigate a failed portion of the expressway at Barracks Bus Stop, spilling its content on the on the road and igniting.

The fire affected vehicles that were behind the truck. Among the affected vehicles was a truck conveying power generating sets.

The pregnant woman, a trader, Vanguard gathered, was in a cab loaded with cartoons of frozen fish. She was burnt alongside the driver.

Victims’ attempt to escape

Eyewitnesses said some motorists, who were on fire, put up spirited efforts to stay alive as they kept running, looking for flood water to plunge into.

An eyewitness, who simply gave his name as Mr. Mmaduabuchukwu Onyesi, said the rain could not stop the rampaging inferno.

He said one of the victims that were on fire fell inside flood water, which unknown to him was filled with the combustible substance.

He said: “The fire on her increased. But she still managed to get up and ran until she became weak and laid on the ground. By then, another driver, who had fire extinguisher in his car, rushed to where she was and sprayed it on her. Though the fire went out, she was unconscious.”

The accident brought traffic on the ever-busy expressway to a halt, forcing commuters to come down from public vehicles and trek across the scene of the accident to continue their journey.

Rescue operators had condoned off the route. Among them were fire service officials, as well as those from Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA; Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA; military personnel from Ojo Barracks and Policemen.

Some persons, who claimed to be relatives of those burnt, were sighted at the scene.

…blame on govt

Residents said a similar incident occurred recently at same spot. But in that case, no life was lost. A truck loaded with petroleum product heading inward Badagry, fell, spilling its contents.

Although no life was lost but motorists and commercial motorcyclists were prevented from taking the route in order to avoid the situation from escalating.

Motorists spent several hours on the road as they were prevented from moving on both sides of the expressway.

One angry resident, Mr. Mojeed Saliu, blamed the situation on what he described as insensitivity of government.

He said: “The two incidents on this particular spot were caused by bad road. Must people die before government rises to its responsibility?

“Ordinarily, people go through hell daily, owing to the perennial gridlock as a result of this failed section of the road.

“In fact, we have resorted to taking motorbikes, which is twice the normal price. Government should come to our aid before this spot consumes more people.”

Just in: Two killed in Lagos tanker explosion (Photos)


A loaded tanker exploded along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Wednesday, killing two and causing traffic gridlock.

According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, the explosion occurred early in the morning at Barracks Bus Stop.

As of 8:55am, LASTMA reported that the road has been cordoned off to enable the evacuation of the scene.

It was also reported that two lives were lost in the inferno.
See photos below:


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OMG! Actress beaten beyond recognition by her boyfriend for kissing in a movie (Photo)


A South African actress is recovering in the hospital after she was beaten beyond recognition by her boyfriend after she kissed an actor in a stage play.

The incident reportedly occurred at the weekend after 30-year-old Londiwe Ngcamu featured in a theatre production Seven Days War, set in the 1980s.

She was said to have played the lead role of an IFP woman who fell in love with an ANC member at the Winston Churchill Theatre.

After the show ended at around 10pm on Saturday, the mother of a two-month-old baby girl and a six-year-old boy met her boyfriend at the bus stop and walked home with him.

When they got home, they got involved in an argument before the man attacked her. He banged her head on the ground and used his knee and fists to hit her face as she begged for her life.

Speaking to The Witness from her hospital bed on Monday afternoon, Ngcamu, from Sobantu, said: “We had just come back from the theatre after our performance and I was chilling with my cast members at the clubhouse in Sobantu, where some of our cast members who live far away stay during shows.

“At around 10.30 pm I got a call from home informing me that my baby was restless, so I had to rush home,” she said.

Ngcamu said a man known to her, who cannot be identified by The Witness at this time, had called her and offered to walk her home.

She decided to walk alone for some of the distance intending to meet the man halfway, but when they met on the road an altercation broke out between them and the man then dragged Ngcamu to his home where he beat her severely.

“When we got to his home the gate was closed and he pushed me onto the gate to open it.

“One of his friends and [that man’s] girlfriend were there but they did nothing to help me.

“They saw him beating me up but stood and watched for a while before they left.

“When we got to his room he threw me on the floor and started beating me. He banged my head on the ground and used his fists and knee to hit my face. He even used the small suitcase I had with me to hit me on my face.”
Ngcamu said at some point the man started punching her and kicking her in the ribs, telling her that he wanted to break them.

“I was so scared and kept on begging him not to kill me, but he kept on going. It went on for hours.

“When he got exhausted he would lie down on his bed to rest and gather his strength, then start beating me all over again.”

The woman said at some point she realised that he had a knife and she tried to grab it.

“I can’t remember what happened to the knife but I have a huge cut on my palm and I think it was from when I grabbed the knife.

“He then pulled out an axe and asked me if I would prefer that he used the axe to slit my throat or to cut off my fingers. I thought he was going to kill me. I kept on praying, asking God to spare my life.”

She managed to grab the axe and threw it under his bed.

“While beating me up, he was shouting to one of his relatives who was in another outside building that he must help him dig my grave because he was going to kill me,” said the still visibly shaken Ngcamu.

She also added that she made her escape from his house after he went to bed, and rushed to her siblings who took her to the hospital and reported the case to the police.

Confirming the incident, police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, said a case of assault has been opened at the Mountain Rise police station.

VIDEO: See Sad Moment SARS Officials Shot Unarmed Young Man In Benin


A concerned Nigerian has taken to his social media page to narrate his experience. He wrote  “happened today in Benin. Harassing innocent young boys for just a suspicion. That’s part of what you get for living in a lawless society. How can you shoot a human with no weapon just for running, you cannot pursue. And the man would walk free. Parents are now even scared for their children for not getting picked by policemen and the government is doing nothing about it. See the heartbreaking moment SARS operatives shot an unarmed man, yesterday, in Benin, Edo State”.

Recall that a video showing FSARS harassing a man just a day after the IGP reversed his predecessor’s ban on SARS, operatives announce their return in Ibadan.

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu has ordered the decentralisation of operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that before the current development, operations of SARS were centralized at the Force Headquarters. NAN also recalls that recently, the SARS operations were reorganised following alleged unethical conduct by personnel of the unit.

Adamu gave the order at a meeting with officers in the rank of Commissioners of Police and above on Monday in Abuja. He said that with the new arrangement, commissioners of police in the 36 states and the FCT would assume full command and control all SARS in their commands.

The police boss said henceforth, the SARS unit in the force headquarters would be under the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) He said that the DIG FCIID and CPs would be held liable for any professional misconduct resulting from the operations of the units in their commands. Adamu also directed them to evaluate the units in their commands and submit a report to his office within two weeks. The police boss also announced the disbandment of the Special Investigation Panel (SIP) and Special Tactical Squad (STS) and other quasi-investigation and operation units of the force.

He said that the DIG FCIID would take over and review all cases being currently handled by the units. Adamu said that a comprehensive reorganisation of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counterterrorism unit and Special Protection Unit (SPU) would be undertaken.

“This re-positioning process will eventually cascade down to the zonal and state command levels,” he said. The IG said that the essence of the reorganisation was to restore order and stop the current slide in policing standards.

Shocking as unknown Gunmen attack commercial bus in Rivers State, kill driver, 2 passengers, kidnap others (Photo)

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Monday morning, hijacked a 14-seater commercial bus, killing the driver and two passengers in Rivers State.

The incident occurred within Rumuekpe, in Elele-Ndele axis of East West Road, in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

According to reports, the bandits were responsible for violent crimes perpetrated along Elele-Ndele in Emohua, and other neighbouring community along the East-West road.

It was gathered that the suspected kidnappers hijacked a Navy-Blue Hiace bus belonging to Agofure Motors after shooting sporadically at the vehicle and occupants.

The gunmen then abducted the rest of the occupants after killing the driver and two other passengers. An eyewitness, Sinachi, claims that only one woman was allowed to go because she has a bad leg.

The spokesman of Rivers State police command, Nnamdi Omoni, is yet to confirm the incident.

Just in: Senate asks Supreme Court to reinstate Onnoghen, says Buhari can’t remove CJN

• We only recognise Onnoghen as CJN – NBA
• Lawyers to boycott courts today, tomorrow
• CCT suspends Onnoghen’s trial indefinitely

Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo, Sunday Aborisade, Chukwudi Akasike, Kamarudeen Ogundele, Adelani Adepegba, Ade Adesomoju, Oladimeji Ramon, Tunji Bosun and Ada Wodu

The Senate on Monday filed a suit before the Supreme Court praying for among others, an order reinstating Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The Senate action came after it cancelled its scheduled plenary earlier billed for Tuesday (today).

The Clerk of the Senate, Mr Nelson Ayewoh, who announced the cancellation in a statement signed by him, did not give reasons for the action.

He only explained that the federal lawmakers would resume on February 19.

But the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, in a statement explained that the cancellation was due to the last-minute decision by the Senate leadership to seek judicial interpretation to Onnoghen’s suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.

In the suit marked SC.76/2019,  the Senate asked the apex court to declare the suspension of Onnoghen without support of two-thirds majority of the Senate as a violation of section 292(1)(a)(i) of the constitution.

The suit also asked the apex court to issue an order restraining the two defendants in the suit – President Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami – from continuing or repeating the violation of the constitution and disregarding the power of the Senate in respect to the suspension of the CJN.

The three prayers sought by the Senate read, “A declaration that the suspension, by the President, of Hon. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen from his office as Chief Justice of Nigeria on or about January 25, 2019, without an address calling for the removal, supported by two-thirds majority of the Senate is in violation of section 292(1)(a)(i) of the constitution and therefore null and void.

“An order rescinding or setting aside the suspension of Hon. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen from his office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and restoring him to the said office.

“An order restraining the defendants from continuing or repeating the violation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and disregarding the powers of the Senate at the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Buhari had while announcing the suspension of Onnoghen hinged his decision on an ex parte order made by two of the three members of the Code of Conduct Tribunal where Onnoghen had been charged with six counts of non-declaration of assets.

The CCT order had directed the CJN to step aside from office pending the conclusion of his trial and ordered the President to swear in the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Tanko Muhammad, as the acting CJN.

But the Senate, through its counsel, Mr. Paul Erokoro (SAN), has,  in its suit which was filed on Monday, faulted the President’s action.

It argued that the President could not on the directive of the CCT suspend the CJN without two-thirds majority of the Senate or appoint Muhammad as the acting CJN without Senate’s confirmation.

The plaintiff submitted two questions for determination.

One of the questions is if having regard to section 292 and Part 1 of the Third Schedule to the Nigerian Constitution and section 21 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, the President could not “suspend” or “prevent” the CJN from performing the functions of his office “on the directive of the Code of Conduct Tribunal or for any reason whatsoever, without an address supported by two-thirds majority of the Senate calling for the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria.”

The other question for determination read, “Having regard to section 231 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, and in particular, sub-sections (1) and (4) thereof, can the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria appoint an acting Chief Justice of Nigeria when there is no vacancy in that office and when the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria is fit and able to perform the functions of the office and without the recommendation of the National Council and confirmation of such appointment by the Senate.”

A Legal Assistant in the Office of the Senate President, Mr. Sambo Idahi, in an affidavit filed in support of the suit, said he attended a meeting of the principal officers of the Senate held on January 25, 2019 when the issue of Onnoghen was extensively discussed.

He said the meeting discussed the CCT’s ex parte order which the President anchored his action on and the swearing-in of Justice Muhammad as the acting CJN.

According to Idahi, Saraki informed the meeting that he was not consulted on the matter and never received any request from the President or any other person or authority to debate the issue.

He added that Saraki said Buhari had never requested the Senate’s approval of Justice Muhammad as the acting CJN.

The affidavit read in part, “On Friday, the 25th day of January, 2019, at about 5.40 pm, I was present at a meeting in the Senate Building attended by Principal Officers of the Senate, where the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria was extensively discussed.

“The discussions at the meeting centred on the public announcement made by the President of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari, on the 25th day of January, 2019, in which he revealed that he had suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen, and appointed Hon. Justice l. T. Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria in an acting capacity. The President’s address during the swearing-in of Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad was also discussed at the meeting as well as the ex parte order made by the Code of Conduct Tribunal on which the President had acted.

“Hereto shown to me and marked Exhibit A is the said President Muhammadu Buhari’s address. The tribunal’s ex parte order is Exhibit B herein.

“I printed out Exhibits A and B from a HP desktop Computer and HP Laser Jet Pro 4ooMo1a in the office of the Senate President. We use the computer and printer aforesaid daily in the normal work of the Senate and throughout the period of their use, both have functioned accurately. Information has been regularly supplied to the computer in the ordinary cause of those activities information of the kind from which the exhibits were derived and the computer and printer have behaved properly and nothing has ever happened to make us question their reliability and accuracy.

“The President of the Senate informed the meeting that the Senate was not consulted on the matter and never received any request from the President or any other person or authority to debate the issue or present an address to the President for the removal or suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

“The Senate President and other persons at the meeting repeatedly stated that the Senate had never met to vote on the removal or suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria and that no address had been passed by the Senate and presented or sent to the President of Nigeria for the Chief Justice to be removed or suspended.

“The meeting also noted that the Senate was not requested to confirm and did not confirm the appointment of Hon Justice l. T. Mohammed as acting Chief Justice.”

APC senators disown Saraki’s legal action

But the APC caucus in the Senate has dissociated its members from the legal action filed by Saraki on behalf of the federal lawmakers at the Supreme Court.

The Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, in a statement on Monday said there was no resolution of the red chamber which empowered Saraki to take such an action.

The statement read, “It has come to the notice of the Senate APC caucus that the Senate has approached the Supreme Court for the interpretation of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria,  Justice Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“For the records, the Senate never met to take such a resolution and at no time, mandated anyone to approach the Supreme Court on this matter, on its behalf.

“Consequently, the Senate APC caucus dissociates itself from the said request for the legal interpretation of the (CJN) suspension.”

We only recognise Onnoghen as CJN – NBA

Meanwhile, the NBA has said it will only recognise Onnoghen as the CJN.

It also ordered its members across the country to boycott the courts on Tuesday and Wednesday in protest against Onnoghen’s suspension.

Rising from its emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee on Monday, the NBA said due process was not followed by Buhari in suspending Onnoghen and swearing in of Muhammad as the acting CJN.

The NBA also set up a committee led by two former Presidents of the association, Chief Wole Olanipekun and Abubakar Mahmud, to liaise with lawyers serving in the Buhari administration with a view to finding a solution to the problem.

CCT suspends Onnoghen’s trial indefinitely

The CCT has adjourned hearing in the case of false assets declaration filed against Onnoghen, indefinitely.

The CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, who announced the adjournment on Monday, said it was in obedience to the interim order granted by the Court of Appeal, Abuja.

The appellate court had on Thursday ordered the tribunal to stay proceedings pending ruling on an application filed by Onnoghen.

Police take over CJN Onnoghen’s Office,Eject Administrative Staff


•We didn’t, – Police; 25 lawyers drag Buhari to court as CCT adjourns trial indefinitely •Senate shelves plan to reconvene, heads to court; protests in Calabar, Abuja, Lagos •Buhari’s action is executive lawlessness – Atiku; Agbakoba, Oyetibo, 67 parties task NJC •Onnoghen was Atiku, PDP’s last hope of rigging polls – APC; Ag CJN presides over 10 cases

AHEAD of today’s meeting of the National Judicial Council, NJC, to deliberate on the boiling crisis in the Judiciary, security within the premises of the Supreme Court was beefed up, yesterday, especially around the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as CJN over assets declaration glitches and the swearing-in of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as his successor in acting capacity had been generating heat in the polity, especially in the Judiciary.

Security operatives sealed off Justice Onnoghen’s chambers at the apex court and his  administrative staff were barred from having access into any of the offices.

This was as the Acting CJN, Muhammad, took over and presided over about 10 cases that came up for hearing before the Supreme Court, yesterday.

A security personnel at the entrance of the apex court told  Vanguard  that apart from the normal security operatives at the court, a detachment of Police officers was brought, yesterday morning.

According to the security officer, “Police officers apart from the ones that stay at the gate were brought in today (yesterday) at the CJN’s office but the suspended CJN did not come today (yesterday).”

A staff of the Supreme Court said the presence of the police was normal to guard the court premises.

Police distance self from sealing of Onnoghen’s office

However, the Police have denied sealing the office of Justice Onnoghen, and added the Supreme Court’s internal security outfit may be responsible, if the CJN’s office was sealed.

Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mbah, speaking on the telephone with  Vanguard, insisted that the Police did not seal the office, saying he only heard of the development from the media.

His words: “Have you gone there yourself? It is very easy; all these speculations are not necessary. You are in Abuja,the CJN’s office is in the centre here in Abuja, it is not in Gwagwalada, it is not in Lugbe, it is just in the city centre here.

“Go there and look at things yourself. We have not sealed anywhere. I don’t have any information relating to any sealing. I just heard this from the media. If we seal a place,you are going to see armoured personnel and all kinds of things.

“The Supreme Court corps has right to make their own internal arrangements, so if they have made their own internal security arrangements, people should not attribute it to the police.”

Meanwhile, the CJN issue assumed more dimensions, yesterday, as 25 lawyers sued President Buhari to court to quash Onnoghen’s suspension on a day the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT adjourned the trial of embattled CJN indefinitely.

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said President Buhari’s actions amounted to executive recklessness, with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, countering that Onnoghen was Atiku and PDP’s last hope of rigging the 2019 general polls.

Also, the Senate shelved its planned resumption, today, and headed to court to challenge President Buhari’s suspension of Onnoghen without due process.

In like manner, some lawyers and groups, including Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN;  Tayo Oyetibo, SAN; 67 political parties,  kicked and urged the NJC, to do the needful to save the polity.

As protests rocked Calabar, the Cross River State Capital, yesterday, over Onnoghen’s suspension,  the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, AFRICMIL, applied to the Code of conduct Bureau, CCB, for the asset declaration of the Acting CJN, Justice Mohammed.

Lawyers protest, NBA orders 2-day boycott of courts; ABA condemns reign of tyranny

Lawyers and members of civil society organisations protested simultaneously across several cities in Nigeria, yesterday,  to register their outrage over President Buhari’s suspension of Onnoghen.

In Abuja, lawyers marched through Airport Road with some hanging on trucks to register their  disapproval of Buhari’s treatment of the CJN.

Meanwhile the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has directed its members to stay away from the courts from today. The NBA took the decision at its emergency meeting in Abuja, saying the warning strike will last for two days.

Also, the African Bar Association, ABA, condemned the reign of tyranny in Nigeria under Buhari, calling on the Federal Government to tread softly and apply itself to the rule of law.

25 lawyers drag Buhari to court,

Kicking against what they described as illegal suspension of the CJN, the 25 lawyers led by human rights activist, Mr. Johnmary Jideobi, dragged Buhari to court.

They prayed the high court to determine: “Whether by the combined interpretation of Section 153(1) (i) paragraph 21(a) of the 3rd Schedule and Sections 271, 291, 292 and 231 of the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria [and especially in view of the Supreme Court decision in Elelu-Habeeb vs. AGF (2012) 13 N.W.L.R. (Pt. 1318);], there exists any authority in the 1st Defendant (Buhari) to suspend the 4th Defendant (Onnoghen) as the Chief Justice of Nigeria?

“Whether by the combined interpretation of Section 153(1) (i) paragraph 21(a) of the 3rd Schedule and Sections 271, 291, 292 and 231 of the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria [and especially in view of the Supreme Court decision in Elelu-Habeeb vs. AGF (2012) 13 N.W.L.R. (Pt. 1318);] the purported suspension of the 4th Defendant as the Chief Justice of Nigeria by the 1st Defendant on 25th January, 2019 is not unconstitutional?”.

Upon determination of the questions, the Plaintiffs, asked the court to among others hold that President Buhari lacked the constitutional power to suspend Onnoghen as the CJN, and “an order of this honourable court restoring the 4th Defendant forthwith to his office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.’’

In a 30-paragraphed affidavit  deposed to by the 1st Plaintiff, the litigants, insisted that President Buhari acted beyond his powers by suspending Onnoghen without recourse to the NJC.

CCT adjourns Onnoghen’s trial indefinitely

Meantime, the Mr. Danladi Umar-led tribunal said its decision to suspend Justice Onnoghen’s trial was based on the order of the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

“In view of the Court of Appeal order for stay of proceedings and out of respect for the Court of Appeal, the tribunal hereby adjourn this matter sine-die (indefinitely) pending the determination of the Appeal before the Court of Appeal”, Mr. Umar ruled.

Only the CCT Chairman and the third member of the panel, Mrs. Julie Amabo, attended the sitting.

The second member of the panel, Mr. William Agwadza Atedze, was absent.

It will be recalled that Mr. Atedze had openly disagreed with the Tribunal’s Chairman over the procedure adopted in the trial of the suspended CJN.

While the Chairman relied on section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, to reject a motion Justice Onnoghen filed for the tribunal to suspend his trial and await the outcome of his appeal, Mr. Atedze, relied on section 287(3) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, and a plethora of Supreme Court decided cases, to insist that the CCT panel ought to have respected four different interim injunctions that restrained all the parties, including the tribunal, from taking further steps in the matter.

In Atedze’s absence, the CCT Chairman, Umar and Amabor, on January 23, issued the ex-parte order President Buhari relied upon to suspend Onnoghen and appoint Justice Tanko Mohammed as the Acting CJN.

At the resumed sitting of the CC, yesterday, government lawyer, Mr. Musa Ibrahim, drew the attention of the tribunal to an order the Court of Appeal made on January 24.

“Ordinarily, the matter was adjourned till today for hearing of the preliminary objection filed by the defendant. But in view of the order from the Court of Appeal, we will be asking for an adjournment pending the ruling of the Court of Appeal”, Musa submitted.

In his response, Mr. Kanu Agabi, SAN, who led nine other Senior Advocates of Nigeria and 38 other lawyers who appeared for Onnoghen, said he was not opposed to the request for adjournment.

Agabi who did not make any reference to the ex-parte order that empowered President Buhari to suspend the defendant, however expressed his displeasure over the refusal of the tribunal to furnish his client with records of its proceedings.

“We have been on it since January 23. It is very unfortunate that we have literally been on our knees begging for the record of this tribunal”, Agabi stated.

Before he adjourned the case indefinitely, Mr. Umar promised to ensure that the CCT records were made available to counsel to the defendant.

Senate heads to court

Meanwhile, the Senate has challenged the decision of President Buhari to suspend Justice Onnoghen. Following the decision of the body to go to court, the Senate yesterday called off today’s emergency session called to deliberate on the issue.

A statement issued by the spokesman of the Senate President, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu on the development read thus: “Earlier today, the Senate filed a case in the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court, seeking its interpretation on whether President Muhammadu Buhari acted within the provision of the constitution in his suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Walter Nkannu Onnoghen or whether the action of the President does amount to usurpation of the powers of the Senate as provided for in Section 292 of the constitution.

“Following the filing of the case, the matter of the suspension of the CJN which is the main issue for which the Senate had planned to reconvene tomorrow, has become subjudiced.

“Therefore, in line with the standing rules of the Senate not to debate issues that are already pending before the court, the reconvening of the Senate tomorrow has been put off. The previous adjournment of the Senate till February 19, 2019 stays.”

67 parties kick

Meanwhile, 67 political parties including the PDP, Social Democratic Party, SDP, and Action Alliance, among others yesterday flayed the suspension of Justice Onnoghen from office.

The parties in a joint resolution described the action as illegal and contrary to the nation’s constitution.

“The CJN, as a judicial officer, can only be removed from office by the President acting on an address supported by two thirds majority of the Senate for his inability to discharge the functions of his office or appointment or for misconduct or contravention of the Code of Conduct.

“Anything contrary to this procedure is unconstitutional and serves only to harm our democracy. Furthermore, the National Judicial Council, (NJC), has not recommended the suspension or removal of the CJN, neither has it exercised any disciplinary action against the CJN. Thus the purported suspension of the CJN by President Buhari must fail”, the 67 parties stated and called on the president to reverse the suspension.

Agbakoba petitions NJC

In a related development, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, has submitted a petition to the NJC, asking it to take punitive measures against Justice Muhammad for making himself available to be sworn in as the acting CJN.

Agbakoba urged the legal body to determine the propriety of Justice Muhammad, accepting to be sworn-in to replace the suspended CJN, thereby lending himself to constitutional infraction by the executive arm of government.

The former NBA boss noted that Justice Muhammad was part of an NJC panel that sanctioned Justice Obisike Orji of Abia State for allowing himself to be sworn-in as Abia State Chief Judge by the state’s governor without the recommendation of the NJC.

Four issues NJC must determine – Oyetibo

Also, Tayo Oyetibo, SAN, urged the NJC to look at four cardinal issues in the matter.

He said: ‘’Four major issues call for the attention of the Council which ought to be looked into. They are:

    1. in the face of the serious allegations of infraction of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers, should His Lordship the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen still continue to sit over cases that come to the Supreme Court which might include cases involving violation of the Code of Conduct? In dealing with this issue, the NJC will need to recall the recent cases of their Lordships against whom certain allegations were made by the DSS.

‘’Was the conduct of the various Judges who took tums issuing ex-parte injunctions to stop the proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, at the instance of strangers to the proceedings, in accord with the provisions of Rule 2(2) of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers which require that a judicial officer must avoid the abuse of the power of issuing interim injunctions, Ex Parte?

‘’3. Was the conduct of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal in purporting to issue on, 23’d January, 2019, an Ex Parte order for the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, after having adjourned the proceedings on 22″d January, 2019 to 28th  January, 2019 in accord with the provisions of Rule 212 already set out above and Rule 2 (5)(i) of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers which requires the Judge to hear the other side before making such an order 2.

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‘’ We recall here the ABN days of 1993 when “black market” injunctions were being procured from various courts. The tragedy of the case at hand is that the impugned order was obtained by the Federal Government.

‘’4. Was it right for his Lordship the honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to have presented himself to the President to be sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria to supplant the incumbent Chief Justice of Nigeria, when it was clear from the provisions of section 292(1) and paragraph 21(b) of the Third Schedule to the 1999 Constitution and decided cases that only the NJC has constitutional power to exercise disciplinary control over the Chief Justice of Nigeria?

‘’ In dealing with this particular issue, the NJC should bear in mind the precedents of the 2006 Ekiti State Judiciary episode and the recent Abia State Judiciary incident.

‘’In dealing with these issues we expect the NJC to be proactive and not be inhibited by the dilatory provisions of the Judicial Discipline Regulations 2017.’’

Buhari’s action amounts to executive lawlessness – Atiku

Also, former Vice President and PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar described as an act of executive lawlessness, President Buhari’s suspension of Onnoghen.

Addressing a world press conference yesterday at the Shehu Yar’ Adua centre, Abuja, Atiku also took a swipe at the APC-led government for what he called its serial disobedience of court orders and constitutional violations.

He said: “I need to state that this latest action by General Muhammadu Buhari falls squarely within the pattern of executive lawlessness that has now been firmly turned into statecraft by the APC government.

“The serial disregard of court orders, and consequent violation of constitutionally guaranteed human rights of our citizens confirms beyond all doubt that General Buhari and his government would rather obey their own whims and operate by separate rules outside the well-established constitutional order and the rule of law. It scarcely requires emphasis that this behaviour is alien to democratic rule and more in line with that of a military dictator.

“I commend all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria who have expressed outrage over the unlawful removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, an action, which  constitutes a flagrant breach of our constitution and a frontal assault on our democracy. I want to note the universal condemnation of this unlawful act by all Nigerians, as well as the international community.”

He called on Nigerians to resist any shape or form of dictatorship by ensuring that the constitution is obeyed at all times.

“Our dear country is passing through a difficult moment. How we react to this challenge in the following days will determine the fate of our democracy, which has been brought to great peril by this needless crisis engineered by a government that is unwilling to subject its conducts to the requirements of our constitution.

“Without doubt, the fight against corruption is crucial to good governance and the progress of our country. In this context, the issue of corruption as it relates to the institution of the judiciary is even more crucial.

“As the last refuge of the common man, our judiciary must not only be above suspicion but must also be seen to be manifestly above board. The issue at stake is not whether the Chief Justice is guilty or not, but whether his removal from office has been done in accordance with the process specified in our constitution,” he added.

Continuing, the PDP flag bearer said, “as a democrat, I must say, without equivocation, that no mission or goal, no matter how noble or well intended, should be used as a pretext for the subversion of our democracy and our democratic institutions.

“To create a condition that allows the constitution and the rule of law to become secondary to any other agenda is to pave the way for tyranny. History is replete with odious dictators whose path to dictatorship started with statements of good intentions. We must therefore remain vigilant in defense of our democracy.

“We are all witnesses to how this government has serially assaulted the National Assembly, a separate arm of government that represents the bastion of our democracy. However, with this attack on the judiciary, General Buhari has set a new precedent in our democracy that has no equivalence in our history, not even in the darkest days of military dictatorship. This cannot be allowed to stand.

“At this juncture, I must warn the APC government to desist from taking actions that may push us further down the slippery slope towards a major constitutional crisis that could derail the electoral process. General Muhammadu Buhari must remember that he is a beneficiary of a free and fair election. It is therefore a matter of honour for him to allow a political environment and process that gives confidence to everyone.’’

Onnoghen was Atiku, PDP’s last hope of rigging polls – APC

Countering, the APC said the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar have continued to whine over the suspension of Justice Onnoghen because the opposition party had planned to use the top jurist to get back to power at all costs.

National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu in a statement, yesterday, said: “The strident opposition to Justice Onnoghen’s suspension coming from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar again points to their penchant for anything corrupt and criminal”.

“We have read the PDP and Atiku’s responses to the President’s action with shock albeit with a feeling of vindication. Their responses portray the Nigeria they wish for. A Nigeria where the rich and powerful are above the law; a Nigeria riddled with corruption and disregard for set down rules and laws as enshrined in the constitution; a Nigeria where institutions of government are manipulated and exploited for the benefit of a few privileged.

“For one, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s hold on Justice Onnoghen and a few others in the Judiciary is well-known. This was their trump card to hijack power post-election. It is clear that Justice Onnoghen’s suspension has devastated the PDP as their plans to get back to power through the “cash and carry” justice system they put in place during their unfortunate 16 years reign is in serious jeopardy.

“In citing the election tribunals as reason for Justice Onnoghen’s suspension, has Atiku given himself away on his now busted plot to use the tribunals to steal the people’s mandate in the presidential election he knows he will lose?

“Nigerians have seen beyond the PDP and Atiku’s charade and reject their dream and inordinate personal ambition in totality. Nigerians have seen the handwriting on the wall and we are poised to defeat the PDP and Atiku in the coming elections under a free, fair, and credible electoral process.

“It is completely untenable to insinuate any attempt on the part of our government to rig elections. Our party contested elections in 2015 as an opposition party and we trounced the PDP while operating strictly by the electoral rules. It is even needless for us at this period as the ruling party with unprecedented achievements in less than four years to rig or influence the elections. We are very confident of victory and are desirous of a peaceful and credible elections more than any political party.

“The PDP and Atiku have asked the international community to intervene in Justice Onnoghen’s suspension. Is the international community not supportive of the fight against corruption?

“Against the backdrop of statements by some foreign concerns over Justice Onnoghen’s suspension vis-a-vis forthcoming general elections, we strongly advise that they are abreast with our laws and procedures. A situation where these foreign concerns come across as meddling or being misled or influenced by bogus partisan narratives is unfortunate and unacceptable. Our firm commitment to ridding the country of corruption and ensuring credible electioneering processes remains resolute.”

The ruling party also berated Justice Onnoghen for attempting to cling on to power at all costs, describing his action as an assault in the same constitution which he swore to uphold.

“We must ask ourselves these questions, why was Justice Onnoghen suspended? What are the charges against him? It is on the basis of this, we had expected the PDP, Atiku and their agents to assess the President’s action.

“Justice Onnoghen was accused of non declaration of assets — a requirement by law for every public officer. While under investigations, other transactions have been traced to Justice Onnoghen’s personal accounts, all undeclared as required by law. Justice Onnoghen has personally admitted to this in writing claiming that he made a “mistake” and “forgot” to declare his assets.”

Protest rocks Calabar, as group vows to vote out Buhari, APC

Protesters under the aegis of “Concerned Cross Riverians on The Unconstitutional Suspension of the CJN” protested at the Millennium Park in Calabar describing as unconstitutional the suspension of Justice Onnoghen by President Buhari.

They also vowed to vote out APC at all levels especially President Buhari.

Addressing newsmen yesterday during the protest through a communiqué by the group a constitutional lawyer, Barr Leo Anyogo said the people of Cross River were peace loving but are dismayed by the ordeal of the CJN.

His words: “Whereas the peace loving people of Cross River have always contributed freely and enormously to the growth and development of the Nigerian state; we recall with dismay the foot dragging in the swearing of Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Buhari after due recommendation by the NJC and confirmation by the senate which after pressure and outcry, was subsequently sworn-in by the then Acting President and current Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

“It is with total shock and disbelief that President Buhari in clear violation of S.292 of the constitution and that of the court of Appeal purportedly suspended the CJN without due process. This is clearly an assault on the Sacred Temple of Justice.

“While we are in no way absolving the Honuorable Chief Justice of blame for any possible error, we insist that constitutionality and due process must be followed before his suspension or removal. We commend all those who are standing up for the defense of our constitution as we practice constitutional democracy with clear cut separation of Powers within the three Arms of Government.”

AFRICMIL seeks information on Justice Tanko Mohammed’s asset declaration

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, AFRICMIL, a non-governmental organization focused on good governance and the promotion of accountability has applied to the Code of conduct Bureau (CCB) for the asset declaration of the new Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad.

In a letter to the Chairman of the CCB and signed by its coordinator, Chido Onumah, AFRICMIL stated that in making the request, it relied on Paragraph 11, Part 1 of the Fifth Schedule to the 1999 Constitution as amended, which states that “Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, every public officer shall within three months of the coming into force of this Code of Conduct and immediately after taking office and thereafter – (a) at the end of the every four years; and (b) at the end of his term of office, submit to the Code of Conduct Bureau a written declaration of all his properties, assets, and liabilities and those of his unmarried children under the age of eighteen years.”

“Pursuant to the aforementioned provision of the 1999 constitution, as amended, and Section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2011 which states that, “Notwithstanding anything contained in any other Act, law or regulation, the right of any person to access and request information, whether or not contained in any written form, which is in the custody or possession of any public official, agency or institution howsoever described, is hereby established,” we humbly request to be allowed to inspect and obtain copies of the following documents, the letter noted:

    The asset declaration of Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed JSC on his elevation as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria;
    The asset declaration of the Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed JSC on his appointment as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Doublepee getting international recognition, check out the amazing pictures from fans across the globe

Doublepee getting international recognition, check out the amazing pictures from fans across the globe

Nigerian pop duo Double pee have joined the likes of Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy in garnering international recognition as fans from various countries across the world take pictures and make videos to appreciate their music.

Pictures of fans holding up the duo's name written on paper and videos of them dancing to their music surfaced recently, and even veteran Nigerian artists Edris Abdulkareem joined the train with his own video where he is seen grooving to the duo's song, and one can say that this is yet another demonstration of the international value of Nigerian music.
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 .       Pictures from fans around the world

VIDEO: Watch the legendary eedris abdulkareem vibes to one of  Doublepee hitz song tittled OJORO

Video: watch how a white woman vibes with the lyrics of Doublepee music OJORO

Video: Doublepee performance at onelagosfiesta, agege stadium was massive with over 2000 fans screaming Doublepee watch video 

Video: Watch Peter and Paul Doublepee chilling at the VIP after performance with Slimcase, djkaywise and Ice k (alanta)

Video: OMG!! Watch how two European women dance with style to the banging hitz songs by Doublepee. kpakaun and home and away..


Don Vicky – My Face

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Music: Rockywalez – “Fell”

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Starnlee – Shine ON “TRIBUTE


This is a tribute song to a sport legend who was the son of the soil.
Mr Ayodeji Tinubu was a man who did not only make sport better but also made the world a better place. This song was written by starnlee to say a piece of greatness to Mr Deji Tinubu #DTlives
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