• Agbaje’s death leaves friends and family in shock

    Agbaje’s death leaves friends and family in shock

    Renowned human rights lawyer, Mr. Fred Agbaje, who died in a London hospital, yesterday has left his long time friend, Chief Edwin Igbokwe, in a terrible shock.

    Speaking on phone to newsmen, Igbokwe confirmed the news and described the sudden demise Agbaje as a terrible shock. He noted that the deceased had for long been a lawyer to his family.

    Igbokwe said he had spoken with his friend on November 11 and was therefore deeply shocked and saddened.

    His words: “I’m just hearing […]

  • Bribery scandal: Agbakoba, Agbaje call for Amaechi’s resignation

    Bribery scandal: Agbakoba, Agbaje call for Amaechi’s resignation

    Senior lawyers are divided on whether or not the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, should step aside, following allegations that he tried to influence the outcome of some election petition cases.

    Two justices of the Supreme Court, Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta had accused the minister of offering them bribe to help influence the apex court’s decisions in some election cases.

    In separate letters to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, the two accused Amaechi of instigating their ordeal because they […]

  • APC behind PDP crisis — Agbaje

    APC behind PDP crisis — Agbaje

    The Lagos State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 election, Jimi Agbaje, has condemned the alleged attempts by the ruling All Progressives Congress to suppress the opposition.

    Mr. Agbaje said the situation was a far cry from what was obtainable under the PDP-led governments since the country returned to democracy in 1999.

    “It is obvious that today, the ruling party is not very interested in democracy and you can see the hands in ensuring that opposition is not […]

  • George, Agbaje, divide PDP governors

    George, Agbaje, divide PDP governors

    Despite  the confusion emanating from  conflicting court orders restraining and affirming Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)scheduled convention, chieftains and ordinary faithful of  the main opposition party in the country,  will today elect new set of substantive national officers to administer the party for a statutory four -year tenure.

    Leading contenders in  the  race for the exalted position of national chairman are two chieftains of the party from Lagos State: former Deputy National Chairman, Bode George and its governorship candidate in the 2015 […]

  • Agbaje joins PDP chairmanship race, vows to return party to winning ways

    Agbaje joins PDP chairmanship race, vows to return party to winning ways

    Lagos State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 election, Mr Jimi Agbaje has promised to restore the party’s winning magic at elections.

    Agbaje said this while addressing journalists after he picked the nomination forms for the chairmanship position of the party in Abuja.

    His words: “We accept that mistakes were made in the past in the PDP, especially with our internal democracy. So, we have to go back to the position of the founding fathers of our […]

  • Saraki should stop blaming AGF for his woes, says Agbaje

    Saraki should stop blaming AGF for his woes, says Agbaje

    Constitutional lawyer, Fred Agbaje, on Tuesday said embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki should refrain from blaming the presidency and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, for his woes over t his arraignment alongside three others for alleged forgery of the Senate Rules .

    Agbaje in a chat said the claim by Saraki that he is being witch hunted is completely false.

    According to him, though Saraki may have internal issues with the leadership of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), the […]

  • Buhari’s boycott of Ogoni not a sign of cowardice, says Agbaje

    Buhari’s boycott of Ogoni not a sign of cowardice, says Agbaje

    A Lagos-based constitutional lawyer, Fred Agbaje, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s boycott of his trip to Rivers state for the much-publicised Ogoni Clean-Up exercise is not a sign of cowardice.

    Agbaje said the president must have acted on security advice not to attend the exercise.

    “No President of any country can act without any security advice. If the security advice is not okay or negatively permissive of the president’s journey, then the best thing is to call it off. So, I […]

  • Lagos Tribunal Rejects Agbaje’s Petition Against Ambode

    Lagos Tribunal Rejects Agbaje’s Petition Against Ambode

    Following the confirmation of his victory at the Election Petition tribunal, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday called on the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Jimi Agbaje to join hands with him in moving the state forward.

    Ambode also described the confirmation of his victory at the polls as a reaffirmation of the mandate given to him by the people of Lagos State.

    But, the Lagos State chapter of PDP, in a swift reaction, has rejected the […]

  • ‘Let’s build Lagos together’ – Ambode tells Agbaje

    ‘Let’s build Lagos together’ – Ambode tells Agbaje

    Report gathered that the Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has called on the PDP governorship candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje and others who contested against him to join hands with his administration to build the state.
    Ambode spoke on Sunday while delivering his acceptance speech at the APC secretariat in Lagos shortly after he was declared winner of the governorship elections.
    Ambode was announced as winner of the Saturday election after securing 811, 994 votes against his PDP’s closest rival, Agbaje who […]

  • Alliance for democracy’s chairman, Akinfenwa asked the party to vote Jimi Agbaje

    Alliance for democracy’s chairman, Akinfenwa asked the party to vote Jimi Agbaje

    Report gathered that the National Chairman of the Alliance for Democracy, Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, has directed the party supporters in Lagos and other parts of the country to vote for candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party.

    Akinfenwa said the AD members should ignore a statement credited to former presidential candidate of the party, Rafiu Salau, directing party supporters […]