Saturday, February 23, 2019

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    NJC asks acting CJN to respond to fresh petition, raises panel to probe him, Onnoghen

NJC asks acting CJN to respond to fresh petition, raises panel to probe him, Onnoghen

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has given Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), seven days to respond a fresh petition against him.In a statement on Wednesday, Soji Oye, spokesman of NJC, said the petition was sent to the council by the Action People’s Party (APP).Oye said the council found the earlier petitions against Muhammad and Walter Onnoghen, suspended [...]

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    Obasanjo is worse than Abacha, says Oshiomhole

Obasanjo is worse than Abacha, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is a worse dictator than Sani Abacha, ex-military head of state.Oshiomhole said this in reaction to the comment of Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari is returning the country to the era of Abacha when state institutions were used to fight perceived enemies of the government."Today, another [...]

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    CJN case: Buhari a dove or a hawk?

CJN case: Buhari a dove or a hawk?

In his initial actions on assuming office in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari was painstakingly slow. The list is long. He took six months to appoint a cabinet. Many important organizations and parastatals continued to be led by nominees of the previous government. Management boards of key governmental organizations and ambassadors for important foreign offices were not appointed or confirmed.For a [...]

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    Lawyers advise ex-CJN to resign and consider plea bargain

Lawyers advise ex-CJN to resign and consider plea bargain

The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL) has advised Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), to resign.In a statement on Thursday, Jiti Ogunye, chairman, board of governors of NADL, asked the ex-CJN to take the action in the interest of the judiciary.Ogunye said though the group has not deemed him guilty of the corruption allegations levelled against him, [...]

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    Appeal court: Dead judges not listed as tribunal members

Appeal court: Dead judges not listed as tribunal members

The court of appeal says there is no name of dead or retired judges on the election petition tribunal.In a statement on Wednesday, Sa'adatu Kachalla, media officer of the appeal court, said the report about the inclusion of 10 dead and retired judges as members of the panel was false and misleading.On Saturday, Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria [...]

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    Tinubu: A permanent discipline awaits Onnoghen if he’s found guilty

Tinubu: A permanent discipline awaits Onnoghen if he’s found guilty

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says a permanent discipline awaits Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), if he is found guilty of the false declaration charges levelled against him.Tinubu said this while responding to the position of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the suspension.In a state [...]

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    FG accuses foreign missions of aligning with its opponents

FG accuses foreign missions of aligning with its opponents

The ministry of foreign affairs has described reactions from United States, United Kingdom and the European Union over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), as inimical to the well-being and development of Nigeria.The executive arm of the government had come under harsh criticism since Friday when President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen who is being tried at [...]

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    AFRICMIL writes CCB, demands asset declaration form of acting CJN

AFRICMIL writes CCB, demands asset declaration form of acting CJN

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a non-governmental organisation, has asked the Code of conduct Bureau (CCB) to make public the assets declaration of Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).In a letter dated January 28 to the chairman of the CCB, Chido Onumah, coordinator of AFRICMIL, said the group relies on its constitutional right to [...]

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    Onnoghen has not resigned, says aide

Onnoghen has not resigned, says aide

Awusam Bassey, senior special assistant on media to Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says his principal has not resigned.Bassey said this in reaction to some reports suggesting that Onnoghen had resigned.The aide said the rumours were the "handiwork of mischief makers" as there was no truth in it."Mischief makers are still circulating this fake news. Once again, [...]

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    PDP rejects acting CJN, says inauguration of tribunal judges is illegal

PDP rejects acting CJN, says inauguration of tribunal judges is illegal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Ibrahim Muhammad to quit as the acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Walter Onnoghen with Muhammad on Friday, citing the false assets declaration charges filed against him.In a statement on Saturday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said Muhanmmad is "allowing himself to be used by despotic forces in their bid to [...]

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    ‘The rule of law will win’ — and other reactions to Onnoghen’s suspension

‘The rule of law will win’ — and other reactions to Onnoghen’s suspension

President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), on Friday.The president based his action on an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).While Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rejected the action, Senate President Bukola Saraki asked Nigerians to rise against it.Here are some reactions on social mediahttps://twitter.com/benmurraybruce/status/1088856174181654528https://twitter.com/martinsalive/status/1088881272204771335https://twitter.com/muyiwag/status/1088858960717852672Now we have a full blown [...]

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    NBA says Onnoghen’s suspension is a slide into anarchy

NBA says Onnoghen’s suspension is a slide into anarchy

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) says the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) is a slide into anarchy.President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen on Friday, citing an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).In a statement issued after the suspension, Paul Usoro, president of the NBA, said Buhari's action cannot stand.“We are told that this [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment Buhari swore in new CJN

VIDEO: The moment Buhari swore in new CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday appointed Ibrahim Muhammad as acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Muhammad was appointed after Buhari suspended Justice Walter Onnoghen, immediate past CJN.Buhari said the suspension was based on the order of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on January 23, 2019.Below is a video of the swearing-in ceremony:[...]

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    POSER: Does the president have the powers to suspend the CJN?

POSER: Does the president have the powers to suspend the CJN?

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari took an unprecendent move when he suspended Walter Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) over his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The president said Onnoghen’s removal followed the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which ordered that he should be suspended and replaced with his second-in-command.But the big question [...]

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    Onnoghen’s trial: SANs call for due process, respect for constitution

Onnoghen’s trial: SANs call for due process, respect for constitution

The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) has commented on the trial of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria.In a communique issued on Saturday, BOSAN called for respect of the constitution, rule of law, separation of powers due process and the proper administration of justice.“The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria deplores the situation that has arisen from the [...]

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    FG plotting to arrest Onnoghen, says CUPP

FG plotting to arrest Onnoghen, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says it has uncovered a plot by the federal government to arrest Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Ikenga Ugochinyere, spokesman of the group, made the allegation at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.He said there are plans that a bench warrant be issued by Danladi Usman, chairman of the the Code [...]

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