The Big 5: Judgement is unconstitutional, premeditated, says Onnoghen’s lawyer; 17 killed in Nassarawa community – House of Assembly | Other top stories

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Judgement is unconstitutional, premeditated says Onnoghen’s lawyer

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal.

Speaking with journalists on the premises of the CCT after judgment was passed on his client on Thursday, Efut said, “We know that all is not over in this matter. The wheel of justice grinds slowly. It grinds slowly but surely. But this is not a matter that will end here.”

17 killed in Nassarawa community – House of Assembly

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Thursday condemned the Sunday night shootings that claimed 17 lives in Numa, a rural community in Akwanga Local Government, and urged security agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The House, through its Speaker, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, also called for peaceful coexistence among the people, urging them to crave and promote mutual love and tolerance. The lawmakers condoled with the Mada people and the entire people of Akwanga Local Government over the incident, and called on the affected community to leave vengeance to God and allow the law to take its course.

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Court declares Ebonyi South Senatorial seat vacant (Vanguard)

 

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