Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 15th January 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines, Tuesday 15th January 2019

Assets Declaration: Fireworks over CJN
Tue, 15 Jan 2019

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen yesterday refused to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), as fireworks began on his trial over his alleged refusal to declare his assets.

This is even as the Federal High Court, Abuja, stopped the Federal Government from trying the CJN before the CCT.

The tribunal had sequel to an application by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) fixed his arraignment for yesterday.

At exactly 10am when the charge marked CCT/ ABJ/01/19, was called up, chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, demanded to know why the CJN was not in court and if he was served with the charge.

The prosecution counsel, Alhaji Aliyu Umar (SAN), who led five other lawyers, told the court: “When we went to his (CJN) house, he directed his personal assistant to collect the charge on his behalf. His personal assistant endorsed it, so he has been served.”

The FG, in the charge that was filed by the CCB, equally accused the CJN of operating foreign back accounts.

The prosecuting agency alleged that contrary to relevant laws regulating conduct of public office holders, the CJN maintained a domiciliary foreign currencies account that comprised of dollars account, pound sterling account and euro account.

Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), who led 46 other Senior Advocates of Nigeria and 43 other lawyers, told the tribunal that the CJN had filed a motion dated January 14, challenging jurisdiction of the tribunal to try him.

“We are not just challenging jurisdiction, we are even challenging the jurisdiction of this tribunal,” he submitted.

Olanipekun said the defendant was not in court because he has not been served with the summons of the tribunal.

Umar argued that service was effected on the CJN since according to him, the registrar of the court informed him that the CJN directed his personal secretary, one Sunday O., to accept service on his behalf.

But the defence insisted that in a criminal charge, service must be made personally on the defendant.

Umar in conceding the defectiveness of the service urged the court to redirect service on the defendant with a directive that the service be made personally on the CJN.

Subsequently, the tribunal adjourned the matter till January 22 for the arraignment of Onnoghen and the hearing of all applications relating to the matter.

There was heavy presence of security personnel at the tribunal. As early as 8am, the venue was already condoned off by security operatives who carried out screening of persons going into the premises of the tribunal.

Over 50 SANs alongside dozens of other lawyers attended the proceedings in line with the call of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) president, Paul Usoro (SAN), to show solidarity with the CJN.

Count one of the charge read: “That you, Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen CJN, GCON between June 8, 2005 to December 14, 2016 being a public officer, serving as a Judicial Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria failed to declare and submit a written declaration of all your assets and liabilities within the prescribed period of (3) months after being sworn-in as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on the 8 day of June, 2005 and you thereby contravened the provisions of section 15(1) of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act Cap 15 LFN 2004 and punishable under section 23(2) a, b and c of the same Act.”

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Military should change strategy to defeat Boko Haram ‘ IBB
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
John Adams, Minna As Nigerians prepare to go the polls in less than 30 days, former military President, Ibrahim Babangida, has urged the military to change strategy in order to defeat Boko Haram. General Babangida also urged the military to ensure it remains apolitical and face its constitutional responsibility of protecting the territorial integrity of []The post Military should change strategy to defeat Boko Haram ‘ IBB appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari, IGP Idris in closed door meeting
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Idris, whose retirement is due from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Tuesday, January 15th, as he turns 60, arrived the presidential villa at about 4.30pm and proceeded straight to []The post Buhari, IGP Idris in closed door meeting appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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BREAKING: Buhari appoints new police boss
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed an Acting Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu Mohammed to replace the now former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris who is retiring from the service tomorrow January 15th, 2019. Adam who was the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) at []The post BREAKING: Buhari appoints new police boss appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria raised N1.16trn from NSE to finance projects ‘ Onyema
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Chinwendu Obienyi The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday, said the Federal Government raised about N1.16 trillion from the capital market to finance fiscal and infrastructural deficits in 2018. Chief Executive Officer, Oscar Onyema, who disclosed this to newsmen during the NSE’s 2018 market recap/2019 outlook in Lagos, said the funds were raised through various bonds []The post Nigeria raised N1.16trn from NSE to finance projects ‘ Onyema appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Aisha Omolola’s suicide
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Ray Ekpu In the last few years, Nigerians have witnessed the horrible spectacle of people taking their own lives, sometimes in a dramatic fashion. A few of them have chosen to take a plunge into the lagoon off the Third Mainland Bridge. It then becomes the business of the municipal authorities to find their dead []The post Aisha Omololas suicide appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019 Election: Is INEC really APC
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Sam Nkire Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own ‘ Charles De Gaulle Everywhere you go, there is either the talk or suspicion by the opposition that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is getting ready []The post 2019 Election: Is INEC really APC’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Lagos and the defining moments of 2018
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Tayo Ogunbiyi For Lagos State, the past year was striking in diverse ways. For one, it was a year when the state government’s infrastructure renewal agenda continued on a better range across the state. Perhaps, the major highlight of this was the celebrated commissioning of 21 newly completed 21 roads and three bridges last Easter. []The post Lagos and the defining moments of 2018 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Stemming Africa’s industrialisation gap
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Benedict Elujoba Africa is a continent in dire need of growth. The continent’s GDP of $2.18 trillion in 2017 as estimated by the International Monetary Fund is less than the GDP of Germany ($3.677 trillion), a country of fewer than 83 million citizens and a land mass that is only slightly larger than one-third of []The post Stemming Africa’s industrialisation gap appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Is advanced technology creating or killing jobs
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Stanley Ochuko Omadogho Are advanced technologies artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, virtual reality, mass 3D printing, biotechnology, chatbots, deep learning, drones, augmented reality and smart objects creating or killing jobs’ Robots can ‘man’ entire factories once managed with human labour. Self-driving cabs, drone package delivery, and other automated systems all are feared []The post Is advanced technology creating or killing jobs’ appeared first on
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China, Africa and Washington’s worry
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Charles Onunaiju On the 13th of December, the U.S. National Security Adviser, Mr. John Bolton at a Washington D.C. based Think Tank, Heritage foundation unveiled what he called the President Trump’s administration new Africa strategy, which according to him has been approved by the President and would go into immediate execution. Mr. Bolton told his []The post China, Africa and Washington’s worry appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The truth about Nigeria’s January 15, 1966 Coup and Biafra
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Title of Book January 15, 1966 Coup and Biafra: Myth and Realities. Published By ALAIGBO DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ADF), 2018 Authors Dr Luke Aneke Prof. Uzodinma Nwala Produced By FORTH DIMENSION PUBLISHERS CO LTD Book Reviewer: Abia Onyike In March 2014, a three-day International Colloquium on the Igbo Question in Nigeria: Before, during, and after Biafra, []The post The truth about Nigeria’s January 15, 1966 Coup and Biafra appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2018: Year of tears and sorrows
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Christopher Oji The year 2018 could aptly be described as a year of tears and sorrows. It remains the most challenging year in Nigeria’s history, particularly in the area of security. The level of insecurity was so alarming, such that terrorism, armed robbery, kidnapping and herdsmen/farmers’ clashes, among others, became part of the system. On []The post 2018: Year of tears and sorrows appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Back to Life: The metamorphosis of General Hospital, Ikot Okoro
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Joe Effiong, Uyo Two years ago, the General Hospital, Ikot Okoro in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, was literally, a ghost town. In fact, the mortuary was the only facility that functioned basically for the embalmmentof corpses. And even then, relatives of the dead were skeptical to dump the remains of []The post Back to Life: The metamorphosis of General Hospital, Ikot Okoro appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The botched coup in Gabon
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
We congratulate the people and government of the Republic of Gabon for the prompt foiling of the attempt by a small military clique to overthrow their elected constitutional government. The attempt led by a lieutenant who claimed to be the deputy commander of the Republican Guard was stopped in a matter of hours as security []The post The botched coup in Gabon appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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