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NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS: 10 Things You Need To Know This Sunday Morning

1. The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has ordered the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen to immediately vacate his office.

Consequently, the government will on Monday January 14, 2019 arraign the CJN before the Justice Danladi Yakubu led- Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on charges of failures to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.

2. A tanker carrying a petroleum products on Saturday caught fire in Lagos

The incident, caused traffic gridlock, was reported by eyewitness around 6:30pm the Ifako Ogudu area.

3. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government’s order that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen should immediately vacate his office.

SERAP described the order against CJN Onnoghen as impressive.

4. Governors of South-South states have scheduled an emergency meeting to take place in Abuja on Sunday, following the planned arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Monday.

Ths Special Adviser, Media Relations to the Governor of Bayelsa State, Fidelis Soriwei, stated that apart from the recent development involving the Chief Justice of the Federation, the meeting will also deliberate on security in the Niger Delta and the issue of derivation.

5. The Director General, President Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo 2019 Campaign, Chibuike Amaechi has dismissed the opposition Peoples Democratic party, PDP, aa “broke and hungry.”

Amaechi, a former Governor of Rivers State, spoke in Bauchi at a political rally organised to receive 18 prominent PDP members in the state who had defected to APC.

6. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed will likely replace Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), as he is the next most senior jurist on the apex court bench, if the incumbent is compelled to vacate his office.

The Federal Government has concluded plans to dock Onnoghen before the Justice Danladi Umar-led Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on Monday, even as it has prepared a motion for the tribunal to compel him to vacate his office to concentrate on clearing himself of the criminal allegations against him.

7. Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari and the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) not to throw Nigeria into an avoidable crisis over their desperation to sack the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen.

Atiku said the plot to sack Justice Onnoghen is a preemptive move against the bench in the face of imminent defeat and knowing the role that the judiciary plays in the final outcome of elections.

8. Hon. Edward Pwajok, SAN, a member of the House of Representatives and ez gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has formally joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He led thousands of other defectors and his supporters into the PDP Saturday afternlon at the presidential rally of the PDP at the Polo Ground, Jos.

9. The All Progressives Congress(APC) on Saturday said its official website, apc.com.ng, had been hacked with unauthorised content posted on its pages.

Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, who disclosed this in a statement, said he had directed for the site to be taken down.

10. The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), on Friday said it has suspended the Oyo State Chairman of the party, Chief Folaranmi Owolabi over various offences ranging from anti-party activities, misappropriation of party’s funds and abuse of office to cause division and unhealthy rivalry within the rank and file of party faithfuls among others.

ADP National Vice Chairman (South West), Mr. Lati Arowosaye, in a letter, said he was directed by the leadership of the party to inform the former Chairman of the party in the state that he has been suspended from office as the Chairman of Action Democratic Party in Oyo state with immediate effect.

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