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Stakeholders call for robust media freedom

Media practitioners and civil society groups on Saturday called for a robust and free press as well as protection for journalists as enshrined in the constitution.

Pensioner receives award for returning N1 million excess gratuity

An Abuja-based not-for-profit organisation, Accountability Lab. Nigeria, has honoured a pensioner in Bauchi State, Abubakar Garba, for returning N1 million excess gratuity paid to him.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, charged the newly inaugurated Chief Judges of the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court to help themselves first for God to help them to justify their oath of office.

Imo guber: CSO storms US embassy, seeks extension of visa ban to Justice Tanko

Members of a civil society group, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, have stormed the embassy of the United States of America in Abuja; seeking extension of visa ban to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, and six other Justices of the Supreme Court.

Bayelsa PDP: We won’t join mass protest against Supreme Court verdict

Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party says it is upset by the Supreme Court ruling on Imo State, which sacked former governor Emeka Ihedioha.
Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Anglican bishops ask Justice Tanko to resign over Imo guber verdict

The Bishops of Anglican Church have rejected the Supreme Court judgment on the 2019 Imo State governorship polls, which sacked Emeka Ihedioha of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma of All Progressives Congress, APC, and called for the reversal of the judgment.
The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.

Correctional service sends SOS to the judiciary on awaiting trial inmates

The Nigeria Correctional Service, formerly the Nigerian Prisons, has sent a Save our Soul (SOS) message to the judiciary on the numerous cases of awaiting trial that posed serious challenges to the service.
Abubakar Malami

SERAP urges AGF, anti-graft agencies to fast-track prosecution of power sector corruption cases

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN; the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, and Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye to: “revisit and fast-track prosecution of all cases of corruption in the electricity sector and ensure effective recovery of stolen public funds.”
Bala Muhammad

Governor Bala Mohammed: I feared I could suffer Emeka Ihedioha’s fate

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, said he expressed fear he could be sacked by the Supreme Court like the former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, after his opponent and predecessor, Muhammed Abubakar, boasted that the court’s verdict will favour him.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria’s security forces underpaid, overstretched

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has again waded into the controversy surrounding the right of regions to establish internal security outfits, saying that they were necessary because the nation’s military and paramilitary forces are overstretched and underpaid.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje condoles family over death of Justice Bashir Wali

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has issued a condolence message to the family of late Justice Bashir Wali, a former Supreme Court Judge.

PDP: Governor Ortom’s victory affirms judiciary still intact

The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue, Mr John Ngbede, says the victory of Gov. Samuel Ortom at the Supreme Court has affirmed that the judiciary is still “intact”.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: PDP’s senseless protest a threat to democracy

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the protest embarked upon by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as senseless and capable dragging the image of the country and the judiciary into public ridicule before the international community.
But for an independent judiciary, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, would not have been governor of Edo State for eight years, former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi has said.

Peter Obi: Adams Oshiomhole a major beneficiary of independent judiciary

But for an independent judiciary, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, would not have been governor of Edo State for eight years, former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi has said.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

APC: PDP’s style of politicking a threat to democracy

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as “worrisome, indecorous and contemptuous” actions and remarks by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, saying they are a threat to Nigeria’s nascent democracy.

Akwa Ibom PDP protests Imo supreme court judgement

Akwa Ibom state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday joined its counterparts across the country to protest what it called unjust and unfair ruling of the Apex court on the governorship of Imo state.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia and Anambra on Sunday marched round the major streets of Umuahia and Awka capital cities to protest against the Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked Chief Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo.

Abia, Anambra PDP protest Supreme Court’s verdict on Ihedioha

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia and Anambra on Sunday marched round the major streets of Umuahia and Awka capital cities to protest against the Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked Chief Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia State chapter, has asked the Supreme Court to reverse its January 14, 2020 judgment which sacked Emeka Ihedioha from office and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma, as the elected governor of Imo state.

Abia PDP protests supreme court verdict on Emeka Ihedioha

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia State chapter, has asked the Supreme Court to reverse its January 14, 2020 judgment which sacked Emeka Ihedioha from office and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma, as the elected governor of Imo state.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP, APC governors bicker over supreme court judgment in Imo

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were, at the weekend, locked in a verbal duel over the Supreme Court judgment which replaced PDP’s Emeka Ihedioha with APC’s Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo State.

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