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NJI hosts CJN, other state Judges to dinner

November 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, and other visiting judges across the federation were on Thursday hosted to a dinner night to mark the end of the 2019 All Nigeria Judges held in Abuja. The dinner which was at the instance of the National Judicial Institute, Abuja (NJI), the host of the 2019 edition had in attendance Read More

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Our shackled judiciary

September 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

It must have been the most embarrassing public duty Mr Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has performed so far as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.  He did it with courage. Still, it must have been pretty painful for him to publicly admit what we have always known but voiced in the relative safety of bar chats, to wit, the Nigerian judiciary is Read More

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Breaking: SGF Akpata, 37 other senior Lawyers conferred as SANs

September 23, 2019 Editor 0

The Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN) Justice Mohammed Tanko is currently swearing in no fewer than 38 Lawyers as Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs). Blueprint‘s Judiciary correspondent reports that the Solicitor General of the Federation (SGF) Dayo Akpata is among those being confered as SANs with dignitaries, friends and colleagues in attendance. Details loading

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Breaking: CJN shuns annual High Court judges’ conference

September 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, has ignored the 35th annual Federal High Court judges’ conference taking place in Abuja. Justice Mohammed was billed to declare the event open at 10 a.m on Monday at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. However, at 11: 15 a.m, the CJN was nowhere to be found around the conference venue where judges Read More

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Breaking: Senate confirms Tanko Muhammad as CJN

July 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN) ,  in substantive capacity. Confirmation of Justice Tanko Muhammad by the Upper legislative chamber Wednesday, was done after two hours drilling on what to be expected from the Nigerian judiciary under his leadership . Justice Muhammad who was admitted into the Senate hollowed cChambers at Read More

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Happening Now: Senate begins ‘closed-door screening’of Justice Tanko ahead confirmation as CJN

July 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate on Wednesday began the screening and confirmation process for Justice Tanko Mohammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) at a closed-door session. Senate Leader, Sen. Abdullahi Yahaya (PDP Kebbi) who moved a motion for the screening, was seconded by Minority Leader Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia PDP). Yahaya specifically urged the Senate to dissolve into committee of Read More

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At Senate, acting CJN faces fresh hurdle before confirmation

July 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Tanko, will on Wednesday appear before the Senate for screening and confirmation of his appointment by President Mohammadu Buhari. The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, disclosed this at the plenary on Tuesday. Lawan said Tanko would appear before the Committee of the Whole of the Senate to commence his Read More

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Breaking: Supreme Court set Osun governorship judgement for July 5

June 17, 2019 Editor 0

A while ago, the Supreme Court fixed judgment for July 5, 2019 in the appeals filed by Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in respect of the dispute over the last governorship election in Osun State. A seven-man panel of the court, led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad chose the date Read More

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Onoghen doesn’t deserve honourable exit – Rights activists

April 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has condemned the recommendation supposedly made by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to the President, for the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen to be allowed to resign from the judiciary with full benefits. Addressing a press conference Thursday in Abuja, the Executive Director of CHRICED Read More

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Despite resignation, Onnoghen can still be tried –Sagay

April 6, 2019 Editor 0

Despite resigning as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen can still be tried for fraudulent practices, chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay has said. Onnoghen is currently standing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over a six-count charge bordering on non-declaration of assets. Also, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had laid Read More

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Breaking: APC celebrates Onnoghen’s resignation, says Buhari, party proven right

April 5, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said events leading to the resignation of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, have proven right President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over his earlier suspension. Onnoghen, who was supended by President Muhammadu Buhari CJN by on the Code of Conduct Tribunal over his failure to declare Read More

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I ‘ll give way for Onnoghen if … – Acting CJN

March 18, 2019 Editor 0

BThe Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, said on Monday that he was ready to step aside if the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) or the Appeals Court rules in favour of Suspended CJN Walter Onnoghen. Muhammad stated that Onnoghen, remains the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. He, however, insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari did not need the Read More

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Breaking: Onnoghen docked, pleads ‘I’m not guilty’

February 15, 2019 Editor 0

Minutes after suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen was compulsorily meant to enter dock, he has pleaded not guilty to charges preferred against him at the Code of Conduct (CCT). Proceedings eventually kicked off by 10.25am, barely one hour after Onnoghen arrived the CCT arena. While the hearing was on, Tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar insisted that Onnghen, Read More

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Breaking: Again, Onnoghen ‘shuns’ CCT, FG beckons arrest warrant on suspended CJN

February 13, 2019 Editor 0

After failing to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal again, the Prosecuting Counsel, Aliyu Umar (SAN), who stood in for the  Federal Government has beckoned on the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to issue a warrant of arrest against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. The application followed Justice Onnoghen’s failure to appear before the tribunal Read More

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Breaking: Again, NJC queries Onnoghen over EFCC petition

February 11, 2019 Editor 0

Again, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen has been given another query by the National Judicial Council, NJC, ordering him to respond to a fresh petition the Economic and Financial CrimesCommission, EFCC, lodged against him. The suspended CJN has been given seven days to respond to allegations the EFCC raised against him. The Council, which took Read More

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NJC to Onnoghen, Ag. CJN: Respond to petitions against you in 7 days

January 30, 2019 Editor 0

The National Judicial Council yesterday began the probe of two most senior judicial officers in the country—Justice Samuel Walter Kanu-Onnoghen and Justice Tanko Mohammed over sundry allegations of misconduct levelled against them. Justice Onnoghen is the Chief Justice of Nigeria but presently sent on suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari on the order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Read More

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INEC raises concerns over conflicting court judgements

January 29, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of next month’s general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called for urgent action by the judiciary to address the issue of conflicting judgements in order to engender certainty in the electoral process. Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who stated this  at a workshop on Election Petition for Judges and Justices in Abuja yesterday,  said  Read More

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On Onnoghen’s suspension

January 29, 2019 Blueprint 0

The suspension, last week, of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari has sparked a series of debate across a spectrum of Nigerians as to its constitutionality or otherwise. As a matter of fact, reactions trailing Justice Onnoghen’s suspension and the immediate swearing in of Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as an acting CJN are suggestive of Read More

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Ibrahim Mohmamed takes over as acting CJN

January 26, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday swore in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) following the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the CJN, stating that the ousted law officer and his team made nonsense of the country’s judiciary. Mohammed, who hails from Bauchi state, and said to be the next in hierarchy of the Supreme Read More