Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 19th April, 2019

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today


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.


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.


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.


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