Friday, September 21, 2018

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    OBITUARY: Katsina-Alu, renowned jurist who trained with Buhari in the army

OBITUARY: Katsina-Alu, renowned jurist who trained with Buhari in the army

Death is inevitable. In the wee hours of Wednesday, it was the turn of Aloysius Katsina-Alu to heed its call. Katsina-Alu, one of Nigeria’s most eminent jurists, died at Chida Orthopaedic Hospital, Gudu, Abuja.He was the chief justice of Nigeria from December 30, 2009, to August 28, 2011, having succeeded Idris Legbo Kutigi.Katsina-Alu -- who is said to be the first person from the middle belt [...]

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    CJN: Nigeria’s judiciary one of the best in the world

CJN: Nigeria’s judiciary one of the best in the world

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, says the nation's judiciary is “as good as the best” anywhere in the world.Walter, who was speaking at the 2018 refresher course for judges in Abuja, on Monday, said “only few” judges are found wanting in the country.A statement from Awassan Bassey, his spokesman, also quoted him as saying corrupt judges are a disgrace [...]

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    OBITUARY: Musdapher, the eminent jurist whose ‘stealing is not corruption’ quote was misused by Jonathan

OBITUARY: Musdapher, the eminent jurist whose ‘stealing is not corruption’ quote was misused by Jonathan

If you can't paste, don't copy.When President Goodluck Jonathan said "stealing is not corruption" in one of his presidential media chats on national TV, he broke that rule. The famous statement would later play an important role in the campaign against him in 2015, and his failure to get re-elected is partly blamed on his perceived comfort with corruption.But Jonathan, [...]

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    Dahiru Musdapher, former CJN, is dead

Dahiru Musdapher, former CJN, is dead

Dahiru Musdapher, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), is dead.He reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, aged 75, at a London hospital.Muneer Musdapher, a Facebook user believed to be his brother, disclosed the news Monday night via a post.He, however, did not state the cause of his death.“My elder brother Justice Dahiru Musdapher former CJN passed on tonight,” [...]

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    NJC has received 1,124 corruption cases, says Onnoghen

NJC has received 1,124 corruption cases, says Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), says the National Judicial Council (NJC) has so far received 1,124 corruption cases from various jurisdictions.Onnoghen said this on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO).The CJN said the cases were received from the jurisdictions in compliance with NJC directive.He advised members of the committee [...]

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    Salami ‘rejects appointment’ to oversee corruption cases

Salami ‘rejects appointment’ to oversee corruption cases

Ayo Salami, former president of the court of appeal (PCA), has rejected his appointment as chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO), according to The Nation.The National Judicial Council (NJC) led by Walter Onnoghen chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), had named Salami as head of the committee.In his independence day broadcast, Buhari had said he [...]

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    Salami committee a step in the right direction, says Jegede, Ondo PDP candidate

Salami committee a step in the right direction, says Jegede, Ondo PDP candidate

Eyitayo Jegede, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo state 2016 election, has lauded the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) recently set up by Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Onnoghen had appointed Ayo Salami, a former president of the appeal court, as the chairman of the committee.Speaking to journalists after a special court [...]

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    Onnoghen appears before senate for confirmation

Onnoghen appears before senate for confirmation

The senate has commenced a confirmation hearing for Walter Onnoghen, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Bukola Saraki, senate president, had notified legislators of the upper legislative of the hearing on Tuesday.The senate is currently screening Onnoghen with Saraki presiding over the committee of the whole.Onnoghen has been acting CJN since November 10, 2016 when Mahmoud Mohammed, his predecessor, retired.The presidency [...]

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    Senate to hold confirmation hearing for acting CJN on Wednesday

Senate to hold confirmation hearing for acting CJN on Wednesday

‎The senate will conduct a confirmation hearing for Walter Onnoghen, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), on Wednesday.Senate President Bukola Saraki, who announced this on the floor of the upper legislative chamber, on Tuesday, said the exercise would take place at 11am.Last Tuesday, Saraki read a letter from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo requesting the confirmation of Onnoghen as CJN.‎Onnoghen has [...]

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    Saraki reads Osinbajo’s letter on Onnoghen’s confirmation

Saraki reads Osinbajo’s letter on Onnoghen’s confirmation

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday read a letter from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo requesting the confirmation of Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Onnoghen has been acting CJN since November 10, 2016 when Mahmud Mohammed, his predecessor, retired.A controversy had brewed over President Muhammadu Buhari's delay in sending his name to the senate for confirmation as CJN.But [...]

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    Umar says Buhari is pro-north, asks senate to reject any CJN nominee if not Onnoghen

Umar says Buhari is pro-north, asks senate to reject any CJN nominee if not Onnoghen

Abubakar Dangiwa Umar, former military governor of Kaduna state, has urged the senate not to confirm any nominee for the position of chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) apart from Walter Onnoghen.In November, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Onnoghen – the most senior justice of supreme court –  as acting CJN following the retirement of Mahmoud Mohammed.Since then, the presidency has not [...]

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    Acting CJN’s tenure ends in 12 days — but Buhari hasn’t asked senate to confirm him

Acting CJN’s tenure ends in 12 days — but Buhari hasn’t asked senate to confirm him

President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to submit the name of Walter Onnoghen to the senate for screening and confirmation as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).In October 2016, the National Judicial Council (NJC) nominated Onnoghen, who is the most senior member of the supreme court bench, to head the nation's judiciary.Onnoghen has been in an acting capacity since November 10, 2016 [...]

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    Reps want CJN empowered to pick election petition tribunal chairmen

Reps want CJN empowered to pick election petition tribunal chairmen

The house of representatives on Wednesday passed for second reading a bill seeking to make the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) responsible for appointing chairman and members of election tribunals of the national and states houses of assembly in the country.The bill, sponsored by Karimi Sunday and James Faleke, sought to alter Section 1 (3) of the sixth schedule [...]

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    Ibrahim loses again as supreme court affirms Jegede

Ibrahim loses again as supreme court affirms Jegede

The supreme court has affirmed the ruling of the appeal court, which declared Eyitayo  Jegede as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state.The court struck out all appeals challenging the decision of the appeal court to replace Jimoh Ibrahim with Eyitayo Jegede as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo.The five-man panel of [...]

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    Blame executive for not removing corrupt judges, says CJN

Blame executive for not removing corrupt judges, says CJN

Mahmud Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), says the executive is to be blamed for not removing corrupt judges from office.In a letter dated October 26 and addressed to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), the CJN said the National Judicial Council (NJC) could only recommend to the executive, the removal of any judicial officer found to be corrupt [...]

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    CJN kicks against DSS raids, thanks NBA ‘for support’

CJN kicks against DSS raids, thanks NBA ‘for support’

Mahmud Mohammed, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has described the arrest of judges by the Department of State Services (DSS) as "distressing" and "unfortunate".He thanked the Nigeria Bar Association, which condemned the DSS raids.The DSS had on Saturday raided the homes of some judges across the country on allegations of corruption.But speaking on Monday at a valedictory session held in [...]

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