A Boko Haram attack on a convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, has left four people dead and an unknown number of others kidnapped, sources said on Wednesday. A civilian militia member travelling with the governor said jihadist fighters staged an ambush near the town of Dikwa at 6:30 pm on Tuesday.
A five-man panel has been constituted by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to investigate the allegations levelled against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and the acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad. Concise News learned that the panel is to be headed by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice S.A Akintan, who like other members of the committee, is a member of the council.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Security Service to arrest the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Concise News understands that Onnoghen was absent again at the Tribunal where he is facing trial over allegations of refusing to declare his assets.
The two leading candidates for Saturday’s Presidential elections, President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, have signed a Peace Accord for the second time. In his remarks, following signings by more than 70 presidential candidates, President Buhari welcomed international observers, thanking them for their partnership and called on citizens to go out and vote peacefully.
President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday signed National Peace Accord for the second time at the International Conference Center in Abuja. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, also arrived at the venue a few minutes later to sign the peace deal.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday said it will deploy a state-of-the-art “Parallel Voting Tabulation (PVT)’’ system and four other strategies to prevent any form of rigging or manipulation in Saturday’s presidential election. Osita Chidoka, former Aviation Minister and Chairman, Strategy Committee of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja.
The immediate-past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and two others have been granted bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja. The presiding judge, Justice Okeke, on Wednesday granted them bail in the sum of N50m each with one surety and fixed next trial for March 18, 2019.
Some members of the Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF) have kicked against the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari. A founding member of the forum, Audu Sule, made this known in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on behalf of the ACF in the North Central zone.
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has fixed a nationwide protest for Friday to protest the directive by the Code of Conduct Tribunal that Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen should be arrested by security agents. The CCT on Wednesday ordered the police and the Department of State Services to arrest Onnoghen and produce him before it on Friday.
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles on Wednesday failed to reach the final of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Niger Republic after losing 4-3 on penalties to Mali in the semi-finals. The two sides had played out an enthralling 1-1 draw in regulation time at the Stade General Seyni Kountche Stadium in Niamey before the shootout.