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Nigeria on the brink of chaos as lawyers boycott courts over suspension of chief justice by desperate President


Lawyers in Nigeria announced on Monday that they would be embarking on a two-day warning boycott of all courts in the country from Tuesday 29 January, 2019, over the suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen.

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The decision came hours after a national executive meeting by lawyers, just days after Mr Buhari suspended Onnoghen allegedly because he falsely declared his assets.

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Opposition has warned that President Buhari, a retired Major-General, was plunging Nigeria back into dictatorship, just weeks to a presidential election he was not sure of winning.

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Born in a small village in Cameroon, groomed in Nigeria's most populous city of Lagos, and now in Washington D.C. to practice journalism at a global level, Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA, USA based in Washington DC

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