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Onnoghen loses out again at Supreme Court

May 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Supreme Court on Friday struck out a suit by the Cross River State Government faulting the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had, upon an ex-parte order issued by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on January 23, 2019, suspended Onnoghen from office pending the conclusion of his trial before the Read More

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Resignation: Why Buhari is still silent on Onnoghen

April 22, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government appears in a fix over the appropriate option to explore in finally booting out the embattled former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Samuel Onnoghen from the bench to send right signals to those holding position of trust in the country,Blueprint authoritatively learnt at the weekend. Justice  Onnoghen was expected to retire from the apex bench and quit  office as Read More

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Acting CJN gets tenure extension

April 20, 2019 Editor 0

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Muhammad Tanko has secured another three months to remain in office. Already, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the recommendation to the National Judicial Council and the supervisory body approved the appointment on Thursday, a spokesperson for the NJC, Soji Oye, said in a statement on Saturday. Justice Tanko was first appointed in January after Read More

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Onnoghen: Buhari’s war against corruption full-blown – Presidency

April 19, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidency has said the conviction of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Mr Walter Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was a major victory for the anti-corruption policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Reacting to the verdict on Thursday, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said in a statement Read More

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Breaking – Alleged false assets declaration: Judgement day looms for Onnoghen as CCT picks date

April 15, 2019 Editor 0

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, who was charged for a six-count charge of fraudulent declaration of assets will get judgement on Thursday, April 18, 2019, according to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, made the announcement on Monday at the resumed hearing on the matter. Earlier, there was a little bit 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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After NJC’s recommendation, suspended Onnoghen ‘resigns’

April 5, 2019 Editor 0

There are indications that suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen has resigned. According to TheCable, Justice Onnoghen turned in his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening, a day after the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended that he be compulsorily retired for misconduct. By virtue of section 306 of the 1999 constitution, his resignation takes immediate effect. Read More

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Onnoghen: NJC makes final recommendation, writes Buhari

April 4, 2019 Editor 0

The National Judicial Council has stated that it had reached decisions on the petitions written against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, and the justice acting in his stead, Tanko Muhammad. The decisions have been communicated to President Muhammadu Buhari for action, the council said Wednesday. Onnoghen is accused by the Code of Conduct Bureau of not declaring 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: CCT sanctions arrest of Onnoghen

February 13, 2019 Editor 0

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday issued a bench of warrant for the arrest of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen following his absence in court as ordered at the last sitting. Consequently, the tribunal has asked the Inspector General of Police and the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS) to arrest and produce Onnoghen Read More

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Appear or risk arrest, CCT tells Onnoghen

February 5, 2019 Editor 0

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Monday threatened that a bench warrant may be issued against Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen if he refuses to appear at the next hearing slated for February 13th. Onnoghen did not appear in the three previous sittings when his case came up for mention. Drama ensued when Chairman of CCT Danladi Umar Read More

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I made my dollars, pounds through investment returns, practice – Onnoghen

February 1, 2019 Editor 0

With the controversy around him still raging, suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has opened up on deposits in his domiciliary accounts. He said the monies were made from forex trading AGRICODE,   returns from proceeds of his investments into them, and also from his legal practice as a lawyer. Amidst all this, the Code of Conduct Trial adjourned yesterday to resume trial into the CJN’s case on Read More

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Face your trial, Appeal Court tells Onnoghen

January 31, 2019 Editor 0

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen has suffered yet another setback in his bid to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over non-declaration of assets. His prayer for a stay of proceedings in the trial was yesterday thrown out by the Abuja Division of  the Court of Appeal.  Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari last 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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Onnoghengate: Senate heads for S/Court, APC lawmakers kick

January 29, 2019 Editor 0

The suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen has continued to generate controversies with the Senate heading for the Supreme Court to challenge the alleged usurpation of its power by the Muhammadu Buhari-led Executive. The lawmakers came up with the position after cancelling its planned plenary earlier scheduled for today to discuss Onnoghen’s suspension. However, the All Progressives Congress lawmakers Read More

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Breaking: Senate puts off emergency sitting, approaches court over Onnoghen

January 28, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate has just put off its scheduled emergency sitting over the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria. The upper chamber in the National Assembly has also approached the Supreme Court for the interpretation of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. This was made known in a statement released by the Read More

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Onnoghen: N’delta Agitators threaten to form govt, partner IPOB

January 28, 2019 Editorial II 0

Following the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Samuel Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari last week Friday, a coalition of top Niger Delta agitators have threatened to unveil a government that would oversee the affairs of the region. They also declared their readiness to work with the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). The agitators said that Buhari’s suspension Read More

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Again, Presidency hits US, EU, others over Onnoghen

January 28, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidency said on Sunday that it is illogical and unwarranted to link the suspension of Mr Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari to the forthcoming elections.  Responding to coordinated statements by the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) that the suspension of the CJN would affect conduct of Read More