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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 19th April, 2019

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Vanguard

Conviction of Onnoghen, a victory for anti-corruption fight – Presidency 

ABUJA – THE Presidency last night said that the conviction of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN Walter Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT, was a major victory for the anti-corruption policy of the Buhari administration.

This Day

Onnoghen Heads to C’Appeal, Says CCT Conviction Unconstitutional

The former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, came out smoking yesterday after the Code of Conduct Tribunal convicted him for false assets declaration.

The Sun

Kano Guber: Appeal court affirms Abba Yusuf as PDP candidate

An appeal court sitting in Kaduna has set aside the judgment of a Federal High Court in Kano which had invalidated the candidacy of Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party for 2019 governorship election in Kano State.

Daily Times

Court adjourns suit seeking sack of Saraki, Dogara, 52 others to April 30 

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja sitting in Abuja has adjourned till April 30, a suit seeking the sack of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and 52 other lawmakers.

Guardian

EFCC re-arraigns dismissed judge, Ofili-Ajumogobia

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday re-arraigned the dismissed Federal High Court judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, for alleged money laundering at the Federal High Court, Lagos. She was charged along with a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Godwin Obla, who was absent during the arraignment. Justice Rilwan Aikawa issued a summons for him to appear on the day fixed for trial. When the case was called for the defendants to take their pleas, prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, said efforts to reach Obla failed.

Leadership

Demolition Of Building: Edo Govt Denies Intimidating PDP Chieftain

Following allegations that the state government was intimidating a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state through the demolition of his property, the Edo State government has dismissed the allegation, insisting that nobody was above the law in the state.

Daily Trust

Onnoghen: MURIC hails tribunal’s conviction

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed the conviction of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Tribune

How Police Arrested Suspected Cultist, Jagaban, SIM Swapping Fraudsters, Others In Oyo

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Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

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In Areas Where F-SARS Are Effective, We Should Allow Them Work – Fayemi
Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate cases of human rights violations against police officers.

The Governor named retired Justice Cornelius Akintayo and retired Police Commissioner, Mr. Dipo Ayeni, as members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

This decision was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode.

Also Read: #EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel

Other members of the panel are: Mrs. Yetunde Kolawole, State Counsel- Representing the Honourable Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice,

Mrs. Kikelomo Owolabi, Chairperson, Nigerian Bar Association, Ikere-Ekiti Branch, and Mr. Rotimi Ojomoyela, Chair, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ekiti State Branch.

Others include: Mr. Jamiu Abiodun Adigun, Representative, National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Adeyinka Opaleke, Representative, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Ms. Caroline Fakinlede, Ekiti State Youths Representative, Mr. Abiola Johnson-Ogunleye- Ekiti State Students Representative and Mr. Akin Rotimi, Researcher, Police Reforms.

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#EndSARS: ‘Protesters Are Not Here To Cause Chaos’ – Shehu Sani

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ASUU Struggle Is Legitimate And Morally Right, Says Shehu Sani

 

#EndSARS: 'Protesters Are Not Here To Cause Chaos' - Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has expressed that the #EndSARS protesters demanding widespread police reform and good governance across the country are not chaos makers.

This is coming at a time when there have been reports of the government planning to deploy troops of the Nigerian military to control the situation which has heightened the tension in the country.

Also Read: BREAKING: #EndSARS Protesters Shut Alausa Secretariat

Reacting to the reports, the former lawmaker from Kaduna stated that the protesters are not mischief-makers as being reported in some quarters but rather people who want the chaos in the country to end.

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BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road

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#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road

#EndSARS protesters

#EndSARS protesters have blocked the Kuje road leading to the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua expressway.

The protesters also blocked the Airport road, preventing motorists from the right of way.

Although it has been reported that Soldiers have blocked the initial venue of the planned #EndSARS protest in Abuja.

Also Read: #EndSARS: For Some Of Us, SARS Has Been Beneficial – Gov Sule

The military officers were stationed at the popular Aya roundabout early Monday morning, with a roadblock and barricade.

Also, police officers are stationed in front of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters with Armoured Personnel Carrier and water cannons.

The protesters gathered at the Kuje road and the Airport road to press home their demands.

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