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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

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Onnoghen’s suspension: US takes position, 24 hours after

January 26, 2019 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours after Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen was controversially suspended, the United States has reacted. Speaking via a statement on Saturday, the US embassy in Nigeria said it had taken note of widespread criticisms that the suspension is illegal. “The Embassy of the United States is deeply concerned by the impact of the executive branch’s Read More

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Appeal Court to CCT: Suspend Onnoghen’s trial

January 25, 2019 Editor 0

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has ordered the Code of Conduct Tribunal to stay further proceedings on the six-count charge preferred against the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen by the federal government. The appellate court also ordered the Danladi Umar-led tribunal to temporarily hands-off the matter till January 30, a date it fixed to deliver ruling on Read More

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Onnoghen: CCT spits fire, says no going back on trial

January 23, 2019 Editor 0

In a split ruling of two to one, the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday held that the multiple orders by both the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court stopping it from proceeding with the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen are not binding. The tribunal also held that both the Read More

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Again, Onnoghen may ignore CCT summon

January 21, 2019 Editor 0

There are strong indications that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, will not honour the summon issued on him by the federal government for his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, over alleged false asset declaration. The likely non-appearance, according to Blueprint findings, is in compliance with two separate orders of the Federal High Court which Read More

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Resign to save judiciary, El-Rufai tells CJN

January 18, 2019 Editor 0

AGovernor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has said, with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen admitting he forgot to declare some bank accounts in his asset declaration form; the most honourable thing for him is to resign. The governor, who also faulted claims in some quarters that the CJN’s arraignment at the Code of Conduct Tribunal was Read More

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Breaking: More intrigues as Court stretches date of Onnoghen’s trial

January 17, 2019 Editor 0

Report reaching Blueprint indicate that an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has extended the restraining order against the continuation of the trial of Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen to January 28. The court, presided over by Justice N. E. Maha, gave the order after a counsel representing the respondents told the court on Thursday that his client had Read More

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Intrigues, reactions over Onnoghen’s CCT trial

January 15, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has stopped move by the federal government to drag the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged non-declaration of assets. In her ruling, Justice Evelyn Maha restrained the federal government from going ahead with the planned arraignment, following two ex-parte applications that were moved by Read More

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Breaking: Onnoghen to vacate office as CCB perfects plans to arraign CJN

January 12, 2019 Editor 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has ordered the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen to immediately vacate office. Consequently, the government will on Monday January 14, 2019 arraign the CJN before the Justice Danladi Yakubu led-Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on charges of failures to declare his assets as required by law 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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Kutigi : Judiciary declares 7 days mourning

October 21, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Judiciary has declared seven days mourning, to honour a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, who died in a hospital in London on Saturday. Consequently, the incumbent CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Sunday, directed that the Nigerian National Flag in the premises of the Supreme Court, the CJN’s official residence in the Three Arms Zone Read More

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CJN assures judiciary workers of better working condition

September 12, 2018 Administrator 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has promised workers in the judiciary of a better working condition. Justice Onnoghen who disclosed this when president of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, Comrade Marwan Mustapha Adamu led members of the Central Working Committee of the Union on a courtesy visit to the CJN recently in his office in Abuja. He 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