Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "Walter Onnoghen"

    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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    ‘You’re on a mission to please your masters’ — Onnoghen asks CCT chairman to hands off his trial

‘You’re on a mission to please your masters’ — Onnoghen asks CCT chairman to hands off his trial

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has asked Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), to hands off his trial.Onnoghen asked Umar to withdraw from presiding over his trial on the grounds of "real likelihood of bias".He described the CCT chairman as the "prosecutor, judge and jury who has constructively convicted" him without either hearing [...]

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    FG plotting to crumble Onnoghen’s farm, says CUPP

FG plotting to crumble Onnoghen’s farm, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused the federal government of plotting to crumble the farmland of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), in Nasarawa state.Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP’s spokesman, made this allegation in a statement on Tuesday, CUPP also alleged that workers in the farm of the suspended CJN located in Uke in Nasarawa state have [...]

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    A study in warfare

A study in warfare

BY DAVID ONMEJEThe story of the Nigerian Army is such that invokes memories of exploits, especially in the Sub Saharan Africa. In times past, the Nigerian Army won countless laurels in its operations so much to the envy of other nations. At a point, the Nigerian Army was adjudged one of the best professional armies in the world.Nigerians were indeed [...]

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    Onnoghen: Senate defers to NJC, discontinues case at supreme court

Onnoghen: Senate defers to NJC, discontinues case at supreme court

The senate has discontinued its case at the supreme court over Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari after the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) ordered that he step aside pending the determination of the case against him.The suspended CJN is accused of false assets declaration.The senate had approached the apex court [...]

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    Onnoghen absent as CCT adjourns his trial till Feb 13

Onnoghen absent as CCT adjourns his trial till Feb 13

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has adjourned the case against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), till February 13.The adjournment was sequel to the application of Adeboyega Awomolo, counsel to Onnoghen. The ex-CJN was absent at the tribunal like he was on previous occasions.Aliyu Umar, counsel to the federal government, did not object to the Awomolo's application.While [...]

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    CCT chairman accuses Onnoghen’s lawyer of delaying trial

CCT chairman accuses Onnoghen’s lawyer of delaying trial

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has accused the Adeboyega Awomolo, counsel to Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), of applying delay tactics to stall proceedings.Umar made the accusation at the resumption of hearing on the case against Onnoghen on Monday.The court of appeal had refused to stay proceedings in the matter against the [...]

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    Nigeria’s constitutional crisis

Nigeria’s constitutional crisis

BY UDO JUDE ILO & ‘YEMI ADAMOLEKUNTwo weeks ago, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen and swore-in Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Acting Chief Justice. President Buhari was purportedly acting on an ex part order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal in response to a petition to the Code of Conduct Bureau against the [...]

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    Ben Nwabueze on Onnoghen: Buhari must resign for bringing this mess on us

Ben Nwabueze on Onnoghen: Buhari must resign for bringing this mess on us

Ben Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).He also asked Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation, and Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), to step down over the issue.In a statement on Thursday, the elder [...]

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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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    Falana: NBA’s protest over Onnoghen is a mockery of legal profession

Falana: NBA’s protest over Onnoghen is a mockery of legal profession

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the directive of the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for lawyers to boycott courts for two days in protest against the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) is a mockery of the legal profession.NBA had on Monday announced this decision at its emergency national executive committee (NEC) meeting [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

Suspected thugs on Wednesday reportedly beat up Sylvester Adaka, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other lawyers at the court of appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Adaka and the other lawyers had stormed the court to disrupt proceedings when the suspected thugs swooped on them.They had arrived to enforce the order of the NBA, calling on lawyers to boycott [...]

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    ‘Occupy Nigeria’ asks Buhari to reverse Onnoghen’s suspension

‘Occupy Nigeria’ asks Buhari to reverse Onnoghen’s suspension

#OccupyNigeria, the group which organised a massive anti-fuel subsidy protests under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).On Friday, Buhari suspended Onnoghen, baking his action with an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). He swore in Ibrahim Muhammad in his place.In an open letter, [...]

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    Onnoghen sues FG over suspension

Onnoghen sues FG over suspension

Walter Onnoghen has filed a suit against the federal government over his suspension as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The suit was filed by Wole Olanipekun, Adegboyega Awomolo, Kanu Agabi and James Onoja — his lawyers.Accused of false assets declaration, Onnoghen who is currently standing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was suspended on Friday by President Muhammadu [...]

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    The Onnoghen case and other stories

The Onnoghen case and other stories

I find it incredulous that a ruling government that seeks a second term in office and about which doubts have been expressed with regard to its performance, the competence of its officials and the quality of its service delivery would embark on a series of self-immolating adventures that can only further alienate it from the people it seeks to serve. [...]

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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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