Edward Onoja VS Kogi Elders
By Marijata Anaja
Wada failed us and we sent him out. Bello jas failed and he is going out. Those opportuned in position of governance cannot point out any meaningful achievement.
Edward Onoja only saying the truth but without manners and respect for elders even though he drove Bello to pit he has written his name with a a golden pen in Kogi Politics, he constructed roads, bole wholes, mosques, schools in Ogugu as a chief of staff. The LCDA town hall inAnyigba, we are naming these as an achievement because it has never happened in Kogi east. we have gotten senators, state ministers, Governors without construction of a kilometer road.
In Bello administration, Dekina were the dominant of his appointees and elected offices, what good have they brought to our land except thugry, kidnapping, assassination and disrespect for elders. Power drunk us know where we should be mindful of how we use power when we are opportuned.
PRINCE ADEBAYO APELOGUN
With profound gratitude,I write to express my appreciation to all Alihulamohu warasatuli Anbiyahi led by Chief of Remo kingdom, Business associate home and abroad, our noble association Acomoran in Oguñ state and Nigeria at large, Family members, Friends Led by Mogaji FASUN-PAJA of Ibadan land Baba egbe ojasope, national patron Acomoran Imam Ibrahim Aramide Olaniyan and well-wishers who rejoiced with me.May ALLAH reward you abundantly for everything that u spent.May we all live long to celebrate more of our days in sound health more wealth Thanks.
KOGI EAST POLITICS.
My attention has been drawn to recent unholy activities of supporters of the both political parties at kogi East, we were not known by killing of each other for any reasons.
I applaud the initiators of peace walk in Anyigba and the traditional rulers, party leaders for their efforts so far but not enough as the situation is taking different dimension especially in Anyigba.
we have in the past lost our viable youths to political thugry and we never regain ourselves till date and we allowed this again too bad, election is never do and die every person should be given free hand to belong to any political party of her choice and the youths should stop politics of insult.
when our youths went on air and social media to insult an elder is know longer politics we should be caution of how we go about it.
a word is a enough for a while.
Comrade Anaja Michael Marijata.
Suspension of Onnoghen: Why do we celebrate evil:
comrade Anaja Michael Marijata
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday announced the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, citing an order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
In his speech announcing the suspension, Mr Buhari made reference to false assets declaration charges against the chief justice. “Although the allegations in the petition are grievous enough in themselves, the security agencies have since then traced other suspicious transactions running into millions of dollars to the CJN’s personal accounts, all undeclared or improperly declared as required by law,” the president said The nation has been gripped by the tragic realities of no less a personality than the Chief Justice of Nigeria himself becoming the accused person in a corruption trial since details of the petition against him by a Civil Society Organization first became public about a fortnight ago. Although the allegations in the petition are grievous enough in themselves, the security agencies have since then traced other suspicious
transactions running into millions of dollars to the CJN’s personal accounts, all undeclared or improperly declared as required by law. Perhaps more worrisome is the Chief Justice of Nigeria’s own written admission to the charges that he indeed failed to follow the spirit and letter of the law in declaring his assets, citing ’’mistake’’ and ’’forgetfulness’’ which are totally unknown to our laws as defences in the circumstances of his case. One expected that with his moral authority so wounded, by these serious charges of corruption, more so by his own written admission, Mr. Justice Walter Onnoghen would have acted swiftly to spare our Judicial Arm further disrepute by removing himself from superintending over it while his trial lasted. Unfortunately, he has not done so. Instead, the nation has been treated to the sordid spectacle of a judicial game of wits in which the Chief Justice of Nigeria and his legal team have made nonsense of the eff orts of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to hear the allegation on merit and conclude the trial as quickly as possible considering the nature of the times in which we live. Whether deliberately or inadvertently, we have all seen the full weight of the Chief Justice of Nigeria descend on the tender head of one of the organs of justice under his control. There is simply no way the officers of that court, from the Chairman to the bailiffs, can pretend to be unaffected by the influence of the leader of the Judiciary. Not only the trial court, but others have been put on the spot. Practically every other day since his trial commenced, the nation has witnessed various courts granting orders and counter-orders in favour of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, all of them characterised by an unholy alacrity between the time of filing, hearing and delivery of judgment in same.
The real effect has been a stalling of the trial of Justice Onnoghen, helped along by lawyers who insist that these orders, whether right or wrong are technically valid, and must be obeyed till an appellate Court says otherwise. No doubt, that it is the proper interpretation, but is it the right disposition for our nation? Nigeria is a constitutional democracy and no one must be, or be seen to be, above the law. Unfortunately, the drama around the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria has challenged that pillar of justice in the perception of the ordinary man on the street. For it is certain that no ordinary Nigerian can get the swift and special treatment Justice Onnoghen has enjoyed from his subordinates and privies in our Judicature.
In the midst of all these distracting events, the essential question of whether the accused CJN actually has a case to answer has been lost in the squabble over the form and nature of his trial. This should not be so.
If Justice cannot be done and clearly seen to be done, society itself is at risk of the most unimaginable chaos.
As a Government, we cannot stand by wailing and wringing our hands helplessly but give our full backing and support to those brave elements within the Judiciary who act forthrightly, irrespective of who is involved. As you are all aware, the fight against corruption is one of the tripod of policies promised to Nigerians by this administration. Needless to say that it is an existential Policy which must be given adequate attention and commitment by all the three arms of government. The efforts of the Executive will amount to nothing without the cooperation of the Legislature and especially the Judiciary.
It is no secret that this government is dissatisfied with the alarming rate in which the Supreme Court of Nigeria under the oversight of Justice Walter Onnoghen has serially set free, persons accused of the most dire acts of corruption, often on mere technicalities, and after quite a number of them have been convicted by the trial and appellate courts. Since there is nothing the Executive Arm can do after the apex court of the land has spoken on any matter, several of these individuals walk free among us today, enjoying what are clearly the proceeds of the corruption which for so long has defeated the efforts of this nation to develop and prosper. It is against this background that I have received the Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal directing me to suspend the Chief Justice pending final determination of the cases against him. It also explains why I am not only complying immediately, but with some degree of relief for the battered sensibilities of ordinary Nigerians whose patience must have become severely over-taxed by these anomalies.
In line with this administration’s avowed respect for the Rule of Law, I have wholeheartedly obeyed the Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal dated 23rd January 2019.
Accordingly, I hereby suspend the Honourable Mr. Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen, GCON as the Chief Justice of Nigeria pending final determination of the case against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
In further compliance with the same Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, I hereby invite Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed JSC, being the next most Senior Justice in the Supreme Court, to come forward to take the Judicial Oath as Chief Justice of Nigeria in an Acting Capacity.
Fellow Nigerians, we can only stand a chance to win the fight against Corruption, and position our dear nation for accelerated development when we stand together.
Am surprise at the reactions of some Nigerian elites about the suspension of the CJN Onnoghen haven read the speech of president Muhammed Buhari, I wonder what is the contributions of this set of people to set our dear nation free from corruption.
Question I keep asking is why do we celebrate evil? Corruption has done enough harm to Nigeria than good, what will be the future of our unborn generation if we continue in swimming this country in corruption. Is a pity we found ourselves in this society where the followers are not in support of the leaders that are ready to fight corruption because of their selfish reasons, am a unionist with millions of followers and I educate them on the needs to support the administration of president Muhammed Buhari to set our nation free from corrupt leaders.
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