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Breaking: Onnoghen Resigns As CJN

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has resigned from his position with immediate effect. Onnoghen tendered his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening according to The Cable. Recall yesterday, the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended that the suspended CJN proceed on compulsorily retirement. Onnoghen is currently facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, over allegations of false declaration of assets, levelled against him by the Code of!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Nigerians React As NJC Recommends Onnoghen For Retirement

The National Judicial Commission (NJC) on Wednesday, recommended Walter Onnoghen, suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), for compulsory retirement. Onnoghen is currently facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, over an alleged false declaration of Asset leveled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). He was suspended from his position by President Muhammadu Buhari and replaced with Tanko Muhammad. Although the recommendation for Onnoghen’s retirement is yet to be officially announced by the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Onnoghen: NJC To Announce Final Decision Feb 13th

The National Judicial Council, NJC, will on Wednesday, take a final decision on the fate of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen. The NJC, at an emergency meeting today, Monday, set up a preliminary complaints assessment committee to review the responses given to it by Onnoghen, and the acting CJN, Ibrahim Muhammad, following an earlier petition by a group, Resource Centre For Civil Education, a lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba, and another group, Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative. You will recall…

NJC To Decide Onnoghen, Acting CJN Muhammad’s Fate Today

The National Judicial Council (NJC) will today, meet to decide the fate of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and the acting CJN, Ibrahim Muhammad. Recall that the council, on January 29th, issued a seven days ultimatum to the two senior members, to answer petitions written against them. According to reports, replies by the two justices were said to have been submitted to the NJC on Tuesday, February 5. The CJN is to respond to the non-declaration of assets levelled against him while Ibrahim Muhammad…

Onnoghen: EFCC Traces Huge Payment From SAN To Account

More troubles for the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onngoghen, as investigators at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are said to have traced huge sums to his account. According to a report, a deposit of $30,000 from a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Joe Agi, was traced to one of the alleged hidden bank accounts of Onnoghen by the EFCC. The embattled Justice had been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari over allegations bordering on corruption and false declaration of assets.…

In A Damning Interim Report, EFCC Indicts Onnoghen For Widespread Corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has submitted an interim report on its findings regarding the corruption allegation leveled against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. THE WHISTLER sighted the report dated January 30, 2018, that was addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari by the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. In the interim report, the anti-corruption agency detailed its findings on the Onnoghen, which include how the embattled CJN allegedly operated a USD…

Onnoghen: Tribunal Adjourns Trial Of Suspended Chief Justice

The trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen has been adjourned till February 13 by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. Before adjourning the trial, the CCT chairman Danladi Umar directed that Justice Onnoghen, who was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, should appear in person before the tribunal would proceed with the case against him. Onnoghen had been accused of false asset declaration and was suspended based on an exparte motion originating from the CCT. An acting CJN, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed has…

Onnoghen: 20 SANs Demand Reform Of NJC

No fewer than twenty Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) have jointly described the suspension and trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, as an indication of rot in the Judicial arm of the Federal Government. Speaking under the aegis of the Justice Reform Project on Saturday, the SANs described the allegation of false assets declaration against CJN Onnoghen as an embarrassment to the judiciary. The group of senior lawyers said there is urgent need for reforms in the judiciary to fix what…

Full Details Of Onnoghen’s Response To CCB Query On Assets Declaration

Details of Justice Walter Onnoghen’s response to the query he received from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over allegations of false assets declaration have emerged. Onnoghen had been suspended as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) following a petition filed against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) by the CCB two weeks ago. The embattled CJN had been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on the recommendation of the CCT–a move that has earned the President widespread condemnations. The Presidency had in…

‘Islamists’ Must Not Rule Nigeria Again, Danjuma, Others Warn

The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has warned against allowing ‘islamists’ rule Nigeria again. The group of notable leaders; a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd); Prof. Joseph Otubu, Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (retd), Archbishop Magnus Atilade, and others, mainly from the Middle Belt and southern part of the country expressed concern over “another brazen attempt of the President Buhari administration to establish its undemocratic character and sectional purpose in government.” “In 2015,…
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