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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…

NJC Gives Onnoghen, Muhammad 7 Days To Respond To Petitions Against Them

The National Judicial Council, NJC, has ordered Justice Walter Onnoghen and Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to respond to petitions written against them in seven days. The ultimatum was issued at the end of the NJC emergency meeting in Abuja on Tuesday. While the CJN is to respond to the non-declaration of assets levelled against him, Ibrahim Muhammad is to respond to a petition against him over an alleged breach of NJC rules. You will recall that Onnoghen was last Friday, suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari and…

Ex-NBA President, Agbakoba Files Petition Against CJN Tanko Mohammed

Olisa Agbakoba, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association has submitted a petition against Justice Tanko Muhammed, who was appointed last Friday as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammed Buhari. In a statement from his chambers on Monday, Agbakoba said he submitted his petition to the National Judicial Council, asking it to determine the propriety of Justice Mohammed accepting to be sworn-in by the President in place of the suspended CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. According to Agbakoba, by…

‘Complete Disaster’ Agbakoba Tears Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ Manual Apart

Mr Olisa Agbakoba, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, has described as a “complete disaster”, the Next Level campaign document launched on Sunday by the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 presidential campaign organization. Agbakoka, while appearing as a guest on Arise TV, also dismissed the campaign document of the Buhari organization as a mere “handout” as it allegedly lacks the “conceptual overhang” expected of a document prepared to show a road-map of what the President intends to do if re-elected. “It…

Agbakoba Taunts Buhari, ‘I Won’t Support A Man Whose Wife Doesn’t Support Him’

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Olisa Agbakoba, has said he will not support President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign to remain in office. Agbakoba, who spoke with Daily Independent, claimed that under Buhari, Nigeria is “broken politically, strategically, morally, and completely bankrupt.” According to him, he will not support “a man whose own wife does not even support him”. He said, “Completely, President Buhari has no goodwill left. All the euphoria that was felt, I didn’t feel it, because…

Why I Feel ‘Sorry’ For IGP Idris – Agbakoba

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Olisa Agbakoba, has empathized with the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, over his assumed inability to bring the rampant crimes in the country to a halt. Agbakoba said given the kind of policing structure that is operational in the country, it is impossible for Mr Idris to sit at “the centre” and monitor the country’s entire criminal justice system. The former NBA president said unless the Federal Government embraces state police, crime will…

Udoma, Fayemi, Onyeama ‘Incompetent’ Ministers In Buhari’s Govt – Agbakoba

Dr Olisa Agbakoba, a former NBA President, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet is filled with a bunch of “incompetent” ministers. Speaking on the agenda of the newly formed National Intervention Movement (NIM) on Thursday, Agbakoba said Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, has no business overseeing that ministry. The human rights activist equally said Nigeria's Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, is a complete misfit for the ministry. Agbakoba said until…

Sack Buhari As Petroleum Minister, Agbakoba Tells Court

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has filed a suit before the Abuja Federal High Court, seeking the immediate sack of President Muhammadu Buhari as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. Olisa relied on Section 138 of the 1999 Constitution in filing the suit. The section outlaws the president from “holding any other executive office or paid employment.” The SAN also argued that against the constitutional requirement that all ministers must be screened by the Senate before assuming office,…
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