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Onnoghen Is Guilty, Banned From Holding Public Office For 10yrs, CCT Rules

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. The tribunal further banned him from holding any public office for a period of 10 years. Delivering its judgement on Thursday, the three-man panel chaired by Danladi Umar, while declaring Onnoghen guilty of the allegation of false declaration of Assets, removed him from the office as Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of National Judicial Council (NJC). The tribunal also ordered Onnoghen to forfeit the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

CCT Throws Out Onnoghen’s Suit Challenging Jurisdiction To Try Him

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has thrown out the suit filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), challenging the tribunal's jurisdiction to try him. Onnoghen had arrived the tribunal at about 9am to know his fate in the false assets declaration charges the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) filed against him, however, registrar of the tribunal announced that proceedings would commence by 12 mid-day. Recall Onnoghen had prayed that the chairman disqualify himself because he has a case with the EFCC and as!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

BREAKING: CCT Trial: Onnoghen To Know Fate Thursday

The embattled Justice Walter Onnoghen will on Thursday, know his fate on the allegation of false declaration of assets levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau. The chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar fixed the date for judgment after the prosecution led by Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), and the defence led by Mr. Okon Efut (SAN), adopted their final addresses. Umar said the verdict would be delivered along with two pending rulings on Onnoghen’s applications. The first application which challenged!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

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Twenty-five lawyers have withdrawn a suit challenging the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen.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 Closes His Case At CCT

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday, closed his case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. Onnoghen, who is being tried over an alleged false declaration of Asset charge levelled against him by the federal government, closed his case after presenting all his witnesses. Counsel to the suspended CJN, Chris Uche told the tribunal that having looked at all the evidence and testimonies before the tribunal, the defence has come to the conclusion to close its case. He, thereafter, applied!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

How Toothache, High Blood Pressure Stopped Onnoghen From Trial

A tooth ache and high blood pressure of 410/121 were the excuses given on behalf of Justice Walter Onnoghen for his non-appearance at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Tuesday for continuation of his trial. Onnoghen, who is facing six counts of non-declaration of assets, had been suspended as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammadu Buhari to allow for seamless trial of the charges levelled against him. The suspended CJN was scheduled to appear before the CCT today for the trial, but his lawyer,!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

U.S Congressman Blames Buhari For Postponed Elections, Accuses Him Of Undermining Free, Fair Polls

U.S Congressman, Chris Smith, has said President Muhammadu Buhari and those close to him are “squarely” responsible for the postponement of Nigeria’s February 16 presidential election. Smith, the immediate past chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, said this in a statement published on his official profile on the website of the United States House of Representatives. “Responsibility for the delay of Nigeria’s presidential election lays squarely with President Muhammadu Buhari and those close to…

Onnoghen Gets Bail As He Pleads Not Guilty

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has been granted bail after pleading not guilty to the six counts of non-declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, in Abuja. Recall that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) had in a 6-counts charge filed at the CCT on January 11, accused Onnoghen of failure to declare his assets between June 2005 and December 2016, contrary to provisions of section 15(1) of the CCB and Tribunal Act Cap C15 LFN 2004 and punishable under section 23(2) a, b, and…
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