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Suspended CJN Trial: Onnoghen Denies Confession To Crime

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Nigeria’s former Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen, has assailed the federal government for alleging that he confessed to the non-declaration of assets charge that resulted in his removal from office. Onnoghen, who voluntarily resigned his position earlier this month, refuted federal government’s allegation that he admitted committing any crime to warrant his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Onnoghen wants the CCT to dismiss the charge against him in its entirety.  His lawyer said four of the counts complained of false declarations.  He argued that where a complainant alleged false declaration, there is a presupposition that there was a declaration.  This was an attempt to remind the tribunal that the charge is that his client did not declare his assets, and so his client could not be charged for false declaration when there was no declaration in the first place.

But federal government lawyer, Aliyu Umar, SAN, asked the CCT to convict and impose maximum punishment on the former CJN, saying it successfully established that he acted in breach of the Code of Conduct for public officers in the country

Judgment has been fixed for Thursday.

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Police Confirm 8 Deaths, 60 Arrests In Effium-Ezza Effium

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The police in Ebonyi State have confirmed eight persons were killed in the unrest between Effium and Ezza Effium communities in Ohaukwu local government area of the state.

Ebonyi commissioner of police, Aliyu Garba said normalcy has returned to the communities, but at least eight houses and a petrol station were burnt.

He said a leadership tussle at the branch of the national union of road transport workers in the area, that involved old and new executives, torched the nerves that resulted in the fracas.

Garba said his command has ensured proper security in the area.  He expressed confidence no further breach of the peace would occur in the area again.

Commissioner for border, peace and internal security, lauded what he called the police proactive response which he said helped in restoring normalcy to the areas.

The deputy governor has called for calm.  He said the government would ensure this would be a permanent solution to the problem.

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Presidency Seeks Peace Over Ondo Herdsmen Fracas

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The federal government says it wants a peaceful resolution to the Ondo herdsmen conflict that has roiled sharp exchanges between the Ondo government and the presidency in the last week.

The seven-day ultimatum issued by the Ondo State government to unauthorized herdsmen to vacate the state’s forest reserves expired on Sunday.

In a bid to foster peace, the federal government has prompted the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria to hold an urgent meeting with southwest governors today, Monday.  State chairman of the association, Garba Bello, says the Natioal chairman of the association, Abdullahi Badejo, as well as governors of Ekiti, Osun, Jigawa and Kebbi states will participate in the meeting.

Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, has warned the presidency and the Arewa Consultative Forum against playing politics and ethnicity with what it calls the worrisome state of insecurity in the southwest.

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Saraki Calls For Peace In Ondo, Oyo Herders Crises

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Former senate president, Bukola Saraki has called for peace in Ondo and Oyo states where crises are brewing over quit notices to herders. In some parts of Oyo State, properties belonging to Fulani herdsmen have been burned because of tensions arising from opposing actions by the governor and a youth leader in the state.

Governor Seyi Makinde says the quit notice issued to the herdsmen in Igangan, Ibarapa local government area of the state by youth leader, Sunday Adeyemo, was illegal.  Adeyemo says the herdsmen are responsible for insecurity, kidnappings and other forms of violence in the area, and they should go.

Inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Oyo police commissioner, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest Adeyemo, also known as Igboho, and transfer him to Abuja.

This has sparked tensions in parts of the state.  Former senate president, Olusola Saraki, has released a statement that these developments pose a threat to the unity of the country, and that initiatives must be taken to douse the tension.  He called on Nigerians to live in peace with one another. He also urged president Muhammadu Buhari to provide leadership by finding appropriate solutions.

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