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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Twenty-five lawyers have withdrawn a suit challenging the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen.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!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

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.…

Onnoghen Blasts CCT Chairman, Says ‘On A Mission To Please His Masters’

The embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has described the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, as “a man on a mission to please his masters.” Onnoghen stated this in a fresh motion he filed before the CCT, seeking Umar to disqualify himself from his ongoing trial. The embattled CJN filed the motion through his lawyers: Chris Uche (SAN), Chief Sebastine Hon (SAN), Okon Efut (SAN), Chief Ogwu Onoja (SAN), Noah Abdul and George Ibrahim. In the application dated…

BREAKING: Supreme Court Throws Away Senate Suit Over CJN’s Suspension

The Supreme Court has struck out the suit filed by the Senate, challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Lawyer to the Senate, Paul Erokoro (SAN) told the court, when the case was called on Tuesday morning, that he filed a notice of discontinuance on Monday in the suit marked: SC76/2019. Erokoro was silent on why the plaintiff chose to discontinue the case. Lawyer to President Buhari, Mrs. Maimuna Lami Shiro, who led Tijani Gazali, did not…

Onnoghen: Presidency, NBA Reportedly Reach Truce Over Suspended CJN

If reports making the rounds are anything, the Presidency and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have reached a resolution over the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Presidency and the NBA are said to have agreed to a six-point terms of resolution that will see Justice Onnoghen ceding his position without suffering embarrassment. According to The Nation, a 12-man team of the NBA met with Osinbajo few days ago to seek what was described as a “soft-landing” for the embattled…

FLASHBACK: How Jonathan Removed Justice Salami

In August 2011, Reuben Abati, Jonathan’s Special Adviser on media and publicity stated that Jonathan had approved the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to suspend Justice Ayo Salami from office over his refusal to apologize to the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Aloysius Katsina-Alu and the NJC, as recommended by a committee headed by the chief judge of Nigeria, Ibrahim Auta. The statement reads in part : “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is in receipt of a correspondence dated 18th August, 2011,…
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