Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Senate confirms Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

Senate confirms Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

The senate has confirmed Ibrahim Muhammad as chief justice of Nigeria.He was confirmed at plenary on Wednesday.The senate had earlier gone into a closed-door session over his confirmation.The upper legislative chamber went into the session after Abdullahi Abubakar, senate leader, moved a motion for the confirmation of Muhammad.On Tuesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan had asked that copies of Muhammad's curriculum [...]

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    Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Muhammad’s confirmation as CJN

Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Muhammad’s confirmation as CJN

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit seeking to halt the confirmation of Ibrahim Muhammad as the chief justice of Nigeria.President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the senate to confirm Muhammad as the substantive CJN.Muhammad has been occupying the office in acting capacity since January when Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, former CJN, who was accused of [...]

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    Buhari asks senate to confirm Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

Buhari asks senate to confirm Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm Ibrahim Muhammad as the substantive chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).He sent a letter on this request to the upper legislative chamber on Thursday. The letter was read a day after the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended Muhammad for the position.The president also sought approval to appoint 15 special advisers."In accordance with [...]

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    NJC recommends Ibrahim Muhammad as substantive CJN

NJC recommends Ibrahim Muhammad as substantive CJN

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended Ibrahim Muhammad to President Muhammadu Buhari as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Soji Oye, spokesman of the council, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Muhammad has been occupying the office in acting capacity since January when Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, former CJN, who was accused of false declaration of assets.Oye said the decision of [...]

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    Acting CJN moves to fill vacant seats at supreme court

Acting CJN moves to fill vacant seats at supreme court

Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has asked justices of the supreme court to nominate six persons to the apex court.In a letter dated June 11, Muhammad said the nomination is needed because there are currently only 15 justices on the bench of the apex court.Citing the constitution, Muhammad said there ought to be a maximum of 21 [...]

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    Businessman sues acting CJN over ‘falsification’ of age

Businessman sues acting CJN over ‘falsification’ of age

Tochi Michael, a 46-year-old businessman, has sued Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), over alleged age falsification.In a suit filed at a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja in April, Michael alleged that the acting CJN intentionally doctored his date of birth from December 31, 1950, as stated in all his official records, to December 31, [...]

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    Buhari extends appointment of acting CJN by three months

Buhari extends appointment of acting CJN by three months

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the appointment of Ibrhaim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by three months.Soji Oye, NJC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.The spokesman was reacting to a report that council will meet to deliberate on extension of the acting CJN.Oye said the council [...]

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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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    EXCLUSIVE: Onnoghen stands to get N2.5bn benefits in ‘soft landing’ option

EXCLUSIVE: Onnoghen stands to get N2.5bn benefits in ‘soft landing’ option

If President Muhammadu Buhari goes by the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Walter Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) could get retirement benefits in cash and kind up to N2.5 billion, checks by TheCable have revealed.As part of the package for a retired chief justice, a house will be built for him in Abuja with a nine-digit [...]

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    My asset declaration forms were tampered with, says Onnoghen

My asset declaration forms were tampered with, says Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says his two asset declarations forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) were tampered with.Speaking through his counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, at his resumed trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on Monday, the suspended CJN said the forms he submitted in 2014 and 2016 were mutilated [...]

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    Report: EFCC goes after Onnoghen, raids his farm

Report: EFCC goes after Onnoghen, raids his farm

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly raided the farm of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), taking custody of some vital documents.According to Punch, about nine EFCC operatives searched the Wanogan Farms Limited located in the Masaka area of Nasarawa state on Saturday, and took custody of some documents including sales books, receipt booklets and [...]

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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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