Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tag "CCT"

    After corruption trial, Ngwuta, supreme court judge, resumes duty

After corruption trial, Ngwuta, supreme court judge, resumes duty

Sylvester Ngwuta, a supreme court justice who faced trial for corruption, has resumed his official duties.Ngwuta, who has been absent from the bench since 2016, was seen at a ceremony on Monday in Abuja, where the title of senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) will be conferred on 36 lawyers.He is the third most senior judge on the bench of the [...]

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    A’court strikes out four appeals of Onnoghen but faults his suspension (updated)

A’court strikes out four appeals of Onnoghen but faults his suspension (updated)

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday struck out four appeals filed by Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), on his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The CCT had convicted Onnoghen on six counts bordering on false assets declaration and ordered that he should be removed from office. It also banned him from holding [...]

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    Appeal court fixes Friday for judgement on Onnoghen

Appeal court fixes Friday for judgement on Onnoghen

The appeal court says it will deliver judgement on the appeal filed by Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), on Friday.The announcement was contained in a statement issued by Sa'adatu Kachalla, spokesperson of the court, on Thursday ."Notice is hereby given. That The Appeal filed by Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen is ripe for judgement, tomorrow morning in Abuja [...]

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    Publish details of Buhari’s assets, SERAP writes CCB

Publish details of Buhari’s assets, SERAP writes CCB

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has written to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to make public, asset declaration submitted to the bureau by successive presidents and governors from 1999 to 2019. This comes after the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) found Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), guilty of false declaration of assets.In a freedom of information (FoI) [...]

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    Onnoghen’s lawyer describes CCT judgement as a breach of justice

Onnoghen’s lawyer describes CCT judgement as a breach of justice

Okon Efut, lead counsel to Walter Onnoghen, says the judgement passed by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on the suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) is a breach of justice and equity.Efut spoke with journalists after the conviction of Onnoghen for false asset declaration by the CCT, on Thursday.Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, had found Onnoghen guilty of the six [...]

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    Onnoghen rejects CCT judgement, heads to appeal court

Onnoghen rejects CCT judgement, heads to appeal court

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria, has rejected the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, had found Onnoghen guilty of the six counts preferred against him by the federal government.Umar, therefore, ordered that Onnoghen be removed from office of CJN and banned from holding public office for 10 years.He also ordered the forfeiture of the money [...]

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    Tinubu freed, Orubebe convicted — remembering the CCT cases of five prominent Nigerians

Tinubu freed, Orubebe convicted — remembering the CCT cases of five prominent Nigerians

History was made when Walter Onnoghen, embattled chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), entered the dock at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). He was charged with false assets declaration exactly two years after the CCT discharged and acquitted Saraki of similar charges.In the heat of the trial, Onnoghen turned in his resignation but that did not save him from the hammer [...]

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    Is CCT the nightmare of public officers or mercenary of the executive?

Is CCT the nightmare of public officers or mercenary of the executive?

On September 21, 2011, the hearing room of the Code of Conduct Tribunal was overflowing with lawyers, journalists and spectators. A “big masquerade” was expected to be huddled in the dock.  It was Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Tinubu was a leading figure of the opposition at the time. And it was really no news that he was a discomfort for the Jonathan [...]

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    CCT finds Onnoghen guilty, bars him from public office for 10 years

CCT finds Onnoghen guilty, bars him from public office for 10 years

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), for false asset declaration.Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, found him guilty of the six counts preferred against him by the federal government.The CCT chairman ordered that Onnoghen be removed from office of CJN and banned from holding public office for 10 years.The tribunal also ordered [...]

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    CCT dismisses Onnoghen’s application challenging its jurisdiction

CCT dismisses Onnoghen’s application challenging its jurisdiction

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) says it has jurisdiction to try Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, gave the ruling on Thursday, saying Onnoghen is not being charged as a judicial officer but a public officer.He also refused to recuse himself from the case."Without the chairman there is no CCT," he ruled.The suspended CJN had earlier [...]

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    Drama as FG’s lawyers clash during Onnoghen’s trial

Drama as FG’s lawyers clash during Onnoghen’s trial

There was a little bit of drama at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Monday.Aliyu Umar, lead counsel of federal government in the trial of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), argued with Zainab Duke, a lawyer on his team, in the full glare of the tribunal.An argument broke out shortly after they had entered into appearance [...]

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    CCT fixes Thursday for judgement in Onnoghen’s trial

CCT fixes Thursday for judgement in Onnoghen’s trial

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has fixed Thursday for judgement in the case against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Umar Danladi, CCT chairman, gave the ruling on Monday after the prosecution and defence counsels adopted their written addresses.Onnoghen is standing trial for six-count charge bordering on false asset declaration.Umar Danladi, CCT chairman, gave the ruling on Monday [...]

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    Ozekhome: Onnoghen resigned because the cabal had sealed his fate

Ozekhome: Onnoghen resigned because the cabal had sealed his fate

Mike Ozekhome, human rights lawyer, says Walter Onnoghen resigned as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) because he knew his fate had been pre-determined by the cabal.Onnoghen turned in his resignation letter on Thursday, a day after the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended that he be compulsorily retired.In a piece Ozekhome wrote on the travails of the former CJN, the senior lawyer [...]

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    TIMELINE: From delayed confirmation to resignation — Onnoghen’s days as CJN

TIMELINE: From delayed confirmation to resignation — Onnoghen’s days as CJN

Walter Onnoghen is the first chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) to be thrown into a dock labeled "defendant box".The exalted seat of the CJN makes it almost impossible to see the other side of the judicial process.Weeks before the commencement of his trial over alleged false assets declaration, TheCable reported that the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), a civil [...]

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    Onnoghen closes defence at CCT — after calling one witness

Onnoghen closes defence at CCT — after calling one witness

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has closed his defence at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Onnoghen was ordered to open his defence after the tribunal dismissed his no-case submission.Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, said the allegations against Onnoghen were weighty and he needed to open his defence.On Monday, the defence called on Lawal Olanrewaju, a driver of the [...]

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    Onnoghen’s lawyer: My client’s case has shown judiciary is very weak

Onnoghen’s lawyer: My client’s case has shown judiciary is very weak

Adeboyega Awomolo, counsel to Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says his client's case has shown that the country's judiciary is very weak and not independent.Awomolo's client is standing trial for fasle asset declaration.In a statement on Monday, the lawyer said it is unacceptable that the executive arm of government is the accuser, investigator, prosecutor and judge all [...]

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