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False Assets declaration: Tension mounts over CJN’s trial

January 14, 2019 Editor 0

Will the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal today, being Monday? This is a pertinent question Nigerians seek answer to as the  stage appears set for the trial of the nation’s number one judicial officer, who, in a six-count charge, is among others, been accused of false assets declaration. The development is generating Read More

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Olawepo-Hashim cautions Buhari, APC over attack on judiciary

January 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust (PT), Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has cautioned the executive arm of government to thread softly in the handling of ongoing matters affecting the Chief Justice of the Federation. Speaking in a statement in reaction to reports about the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onoghen starting today at the CCB, Abuja, Read More

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Breaking: Ignore CCB, don’t resign, South-South Govs tells Onnoghen

January 13, 2019 Editor 0

Governors from South-South under the aegis of South-South Governors forum have urged  the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen not to resign and to ignore the Court of Conduct Tribunal arraignment, noting that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has no regard for the sentiment of the zone. The  emergency meeting of five out of six governors of the states Read More

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Official: FG moves against CJN Onnoghen over Assets declaration

January 12, 2019 Editor 0

There are indications that the federal government has directed the Code Conduct Bureau (CCB) to launch full blown investigation on Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Samuel Onnoghen over non-declaration of assets. In fact, the CCB has confirmed its readiness to arraign Onnoghen on Monday. The Head of Press and Public Relations Unit of the tribunal, Ibraheem Al-Hassan, in a Read More

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Police brutality frightening, worrisome – CJN

June 29, 2018 Administrator 0

Alleged excesses of the police will henceforth come under close scrutiny, with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, directing Chief Magistrates across the country to periodically inspect police stations and other detention centres. The measure, Justice Onnoghen said, was to curb the growing level of citizens’ maltreatment by police and other security agencies. The order came as the Read More

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Beware of politicians, CJN cautions judges

June 22, 2018 Administrator 0

  Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday charged judges in the country to be wary of the antics of the nation’s politicians “who may wish to use you in achieving their selfish ends.” Onnoghen further advocated for the independence of the judiciary which according to him is the bedrock of democracy, saying that adherence to the rule Read More