related January 2019

APC missing in Rivers, Zamfara as INEC releases final list of governorship candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates for the governorship elections.

In the list released on Thursday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had no candidates in both Rivers and Zamfara states.

“Mentally and physically unfit”: CUPP asks court to disqualify Buhari from contesting presidential election

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has sought a court order to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the February 16 elections.

In a statement, CUPP spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere, said Buhari is “mentally and physically unfit” to rule Nigeria.

Super Falcons' Asisat Oshoala joins Barcelona on loan

Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, has joined the female team of FC Barcelona.

The Dalian Quanjian player will be at the Spanish club until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Hoodlums attack Jimi Agbaje’s convoy in Lagos

Hoodlums on Thursday attacked the campaign convoy of the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje at Iba in Ojo West of Lagos.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) political correspondent reports that the convoy had just left the palace of the Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni, when it came under ferocious attack.

Full text of Onnoghen's response to Code of Conduct Bureau after false assets declaration allegation

Exactly one week ago, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), over alleged false assets declaration.

Quick survival tips for the #BBNaija auditions Friday & Saturday (Watch)


The auditions for the 2019 Big Brother Naija will hold on 1st ad 2nd of February, that's Friday and Saturday.

Ahead of the D-Day, the organizers of the reality show have released quick survival tips for the BBNaija auditions.

Gbadamosi, Uche Anyamele, Owolabi Salis, others outline their plans for the health sector at Lagos NMA Governorship Debate

The Governorship Debate being organised by the Lagos State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, held on Saturday at the Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja.

In attendance at the debate were Babatunde Gbadamosi of the African Democratic Party ADP; Dr Sam Uche Anyamele of the United Democratic Party, UDP; and Owolabi Salis of the Alliance for Democracy, AD.

You could be worth more than those you envy on social media - Tonto Dikeh tells fans

Nollywood star, Tonto Dikeh, has advised fans against yielding to social media pressure.

The actress urged fans to overlook the outwardly glamorous lifestyle of many celebrities and noted they are often not what they seem.

Kadaria Ahmed brought out the best in Atiku at the The Candidates - Uche Secondus


National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, says host of The Candidates, Kadaria Ahmed, brought out the best in presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the town hall-style interview.

On Wednesday, Kadaria, who has been in the business of debates for over a decade, grilled both Atiku and Peter Obi, and was being accused of being partisan by many Nigerians on and off social media.

Police releases photos of alleged attackers of Empire actor Jussie Smollett

Chicago Police has released photos of “persons of interest” in the homophobic and racist attack on “Empire” star Jussie Smollett.

Nigerians react as governors from Niger Republic attend APC Presidential rally in Kano

President Buhari is in Kano state for the continuation of his re-election campaign, but this time he will be joined by foreign government officials.

Two governors from Niger Republic are attending the campaign rally and Nigerians are surprised with the presence of the Nigeriens at APC rally.

Eva Alordiah shares tips on how to fight depression (Video)

Nigerian rapper, Elohor ‘Eva’ Alordiah, says the best way to fight depression is by constantly keeping one’s mind and body active.

The entertainer made this known in an Instagram post where she advised people suffering from depression on how to get their energy in motion and overcome their “present low state”.

Chinese soothsayers predict Meghan Markle may give birth to a boy


The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will give birth to a boy, Chinese soothsayers known as feng shui masters have predicted.

Prince Harry’s wife is expecting a baby at the end of April or early May.

Video of Buhari goofing again at APC rally in Cross River


Another video of President Buhari committing a blunder at APC campaign rally has surfaced.

The viral video posted on Twitter shows Buhari raising the hand of a wrong governorship candidate at the rally in Cross River on Wednesday.

Appeal Court rejects Onnoghen’s request to stop trial at CCT

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a request brought by suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, for a stay of proceedings in his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The court in a ruling on Wednesday said the request brought by Onnoghen “was brought in a vacuum,” without a proper backing of legal provisions why it should have been granted

Pro Ambode protesters storm Lagos assembly over move to impeach the goveror (Photos)

A pro-Ambode group staged a rally at the Lagos state house of assembly over the lawmakers move to impeach the governor.

On Monday, the lawmakers had accused governor Akinwunmi Ambode of incurring expenditure from the 2019 budget without presenting it to the assembly.

Study says boarding commercial vehicles to work may lower obesity rates

A study published in the Journal of Transportation Research says boarding commercial vehicles lowers obesity rate.

Former Sokoto governor Bafarawa reveals how he rigged ANPP primary for Buhari against Okorocha in 2003


Former governor of Sokoto state, Attahiru Bafarawa, says he manipulated the presidential primary of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in favour of Muhammadu Buhari in 2003.

Buhari got the party’s nomination but lost to President Olusegun Obasanjo in the presidential election.

Onnoghen sues FG over suspension

Walter Onnoghen has filed a suit against the federal government over his suspension as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The suit was filed by his lawyers, Wole Olanipekun, Adegboyega Awomolo, Kanu Agabi and James Onoja.

Political office shouldn’t be used as instrument of punishment - Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says political office should not be used as an instrument of punishment.

Jonathan said this on Tuesday at the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Ox-bow Lake Pavillion in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.

Empire actor Jussie Smollett hospitalized after homophobic attack

Empire star, Jussie Smollett, was attacked in Chicago early this morning, Jan. 29, in what police believe was a hate crime.

According to a statement from the Chicago Police Department, the 36 year-old actor was leaving a restaurant around 2:00 a.m. when two unnamed suspects began yelling racial and homophobic slurs at him.

Reuben Abati: The Onnoghen case and other stories

I find it incredulous that a ruling government that seeks a second term in office and about which doubts have been expressed with regard to its performance, the competence of its officials and the quality of its service delivery would embark on a series of self-immolating adventures that can only further alienate it from the people it seeks to serve. The manner in which the Buhari administration has been summersaulting in the public domain barely three weeks to Nigeria’s 2019 general election is suicidal. It is a wrong time to launch an attack on key institutions of state and the psyche of the average Nigerian.

Press Release from the National Judicial Council (NJC) after its Emergency Meeting

This is the press statement from the National Judicial Council (NJC), after its Emergency Meeting on Tuesday, 29th January, 2019.

The NJC gave Hon. Justice W.S.N. Onnoghen, GCON and Hon. Justice I.T. Muhammad, CFR seven (7) working days to respond to petitions. 

NJC gives Onnoghen, Tanko Muhammad seven days to respond to petitions against them

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Walter Onnoghen, the suspended chief justice of Nigeria, to respond to a petition filed against him by the office of the attorney-general of the federation.

TheCable reports that the council issued the ultimatum after their emergency meeting on Tuesday.

Agbakoba asks NBA to strip CCT chairman of legal licence

Human rights lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, has written a petition against Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), over the continued trial of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Cross River NBA protests suspension of CJN, calls on AGF to resign

Members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Calabar, Ikom and Ogoja branches in Cross River State have protested the suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The group also called on the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to resign his appointment with immediate effect.

Shehu Sani predicts El-Rufai will insult Buhari in the future

Senator Shehu Sani has said  Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, will turn against President Muhammadu Buhari in the future.

While speaking on The Osasu Show with Osasu Igbinedion, Sani described el-Rufai as a “serial betrayer” who turns against any government when he is no longer in its favour.

House of Reps pass minimum wage bill, peg it at N30, 000

The house of representatives has passed the bill raising the national minimum wage.

The lower legislative chamber passed the bill after considering the report of its ad hoc committee during plenary on Tuesday.

Dogara officially announces his defection to PDP with two more APC Reps

Speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has officially announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Abia APC chairman kidnapped ahead of Buhari’s campaign rally in Aba

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, Donatus Nwankpa, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The incident happened hours before President Muhammadu Buhari was expected to flag off his campaign in the state.

Report say there is confusion over who presides at NJC meeting

The emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council (NJC) did not take off on a smooth note Tuesday morning as there was confusion over who convened the meeting and who should preside, TheCable is reporting.

The meeting was called via a message sent on Sunday by the NJC director of information, Soji Oye, who apologised for the short notice.

Actress Lilian Afegbai launches her Lingerie Line with very sizzling photos with her sexy models

Nollywood actress Lilian Afegbai has launched her Lingerie and Body Shapers Line, Lillys Secret.

The Big Brother Africa star and fashion influencer has been sharing sizzling photos of herself and her models of all shapes and sizes to promote her newest venture.

IPOB fixes Biafra referendum on presidential election day

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will conduct a referendum for a sovereign state of Biafra on February 16.

IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday.

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Taraji P. Henson gets a Star on Hollywood Walk-Of-Fame (Photos)

Taraji P. Henson was on Monday honoured with a Star on the Hollywood Walk-Of-Fame.

The Empire star got tearful as she was being by other stars including music legend Mary J. Blige.

#BBNaija's Cee-C has been sharing chicky photos showing off her thick thighs

Big Brother Naija star, Cynthia Nwadiora aka Cee-C, sure knows how to transforms her style to suit any occasion.

Chimamanda Adichie speaks at Face of Okija Cultural Festival in Anambra (Video)

Award winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, was one of the guest speakers at 5th edition of the Face of Okija cultural pageant at the ObiJackson Sports Arena, in Okija, Anambra state.

APC Senators distance selves from Supreme Court suit challenging Onnoghen's suspension

The APC caucus in the Senate has distanced itself from the suit the Senate filed at the Supreme Court, seeking the interpretation of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan revealed the position of the APC Senators in a statement on Monday evening, not long after the Senate said it had approached the Supreme Court over the matter.

DSS gave me $500,000 to set Farouk Lawan up - Otedola

Femi Otedola has disclosed how the Department of State Services (DSS) gave him the $500,000 he offered to Farouk Lawan, a former lawmaker.

According to NAN, the billionaire businessman disclosed this before Angela Otaluka, a judge of the federal capital territory high Court, Apo, on Monday.

Chelsea to clash with Manchester United in FA Cup fifth round [Full draw]

The draw for the fifth round of this season’s FA Cup was conducted on Monday night.

The star match is sure Chelsea vs Manchester United at Stanford Bridge.

Lagos Assembly begins impeachment process against Ambode

Lagos State House of Assembly members, on Monday began impeachment proceedings against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

They are alleging gross misconduct and abuse of office.

Senate challenges Onnoghen’s suspension at supreme court, cancels emergency Tuesday session


The senate has filed a legal action over the replacement of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) with Ibrahim Muhammad.

Olisa Agbakoba petition NJC, asks body to remove acting CJN

Human rights lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, has asked the National Judicial Council (NJC) to remove Ibrahim Muhammad as the acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) over alleged misconduct.

In a petition written to the NJC and dated Monday, January 28, the former President of Nigerian Bar Association said Muhammad defaulted by assuming office as acting CJN “despite knowing of his unconstitutional appointment.”

Hailey Baldwin shows off toned figure in tiny snake print bikini (Photos)

Hailey Rhode Bieber opted for a feel of a tropical environment ahead of her nuptials as she shared sizzling snaps from her beach break on Instagram.

Actor Kalu Ikeagwu and wife Ijeoma welcome a baby boy

Nigerian actor Kalu Ikeagwu and his wife Ijeoma are proud parents of a handsome baby boy.

NBA directs lawyers to boycott courts nationwide over Onnoghen's suspension


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has directed its members across the nation to boycott courts from Tuesday over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The association took the decision at its emergency national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Monday.

Waje & Omawumi launch media production company, Hermanes Media

Music stars Waje Iruobe and Omawumi Megbele have launched a media production company, Hermanes Media.

Waje took to Instagram to express enthusiasm about the new venture, which was, according to her, created a year ago.

Charly Boy celebrates wife Diane Oputa on her birthday, drops her phone number for people to call

Nigerian veteran entertainer and human rights activist, Charly Boy, says he married his wife, Diane Oputa, because she made him a “peaceful and happy man”.

He made the disclosure on Monday as Diane, better known as Lady D, marked her 60th birthday.

NBA, CSOs, others stage protest over Onnoghen’s suspension (Photos, video)

Members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Civil Society Organisation of Nigeria and the opposition parties staged a protest over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.

The protest is took off from the NBA secretariat in Abuja.

Acting CJN reportedly appoints 10 dead, retired Judges to Election Tribunal

 
Among the recently sworn-in 250 election tribunal members by the acting chief justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed, the names of about ten dead and retired judges reportedly appeared.

Daily Independent reports that retired judges were also included in the list.