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25 Lawyers Withdraw Suit Against Buhari After Onnoghen’s Resignation

Twenty-five lawyers have withdrawn a suit challenging the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The defendants in the suit filed at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and marked FHC/ABJ/CS/113/2019, are President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Judicial Council, NJC, the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, and Onnoghen. The lawyers, led by human rights activist, Mr Johnmary Jideobi, said they decided to terminate the suit after Justice Onnoghen voluntarily tendered a!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

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!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Breaking: Finally, Onnoghen Arrives CCT For Trial

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for his trial. Recall that the federal government had applied for a bench warrant against the suspended CJN after he failed to appear before the CCT for three consecutive times to answer to the allegations of non-disclosure of his assets levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). The CCT chairman, Danladi Umar, on Wednesday, February 13, consequently directed the Inspector General of Police and the…

UPDATED: CCT Orders Arrest Of Suspended CJN Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has Issued Bench Warrant Against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The order, coming three days to the 2019 general election, followed an application by the federal government through Aliyu Umar (SAN), for a bench warrant against the suspended CJN after he failed to appear before the CCT for the third time to answer allegations of non-disclosure of his assets after he assumed office in March 2017. “Under the circumstances, it is my…

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: 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…
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