Chief Justice of Nigeria
A chief justice and a parable
It is not often that a legal mind, a jurist who had risen to the highest seat in a nation’s judicial system resorts to folktales. What has a folktale got to do with hard facts of the law?
Senator Sani: CJN distances self from N4m bribery allegation
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has distanced himself from the allegation of financial inducement by Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna State.
CJN urges enforcement of Amendment Act to boost AMCON debt recovery
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has called for the enforcement of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Amendment Act 2019 to enhance the agency’s debt recovery drive.
CUPP alleges plot against Atiku’s appeal at Supreme Court
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) yesterday alleged that the Federal Government had been mounting undue pressure on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, to accept a list of some persons allegedly selected to be members of the presidential election petition appeal tribunal.
Pressure on CJN to resign as Bulkachuwa steps down
It was not the pressure of guilt that made presiding justice of the presidential election petition tribunal Zainab Bulkachuwa to quit yesterday. She was secure in the rightness of staying on the panel if she chose. For the panel dismissed the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the…
CCT dismisses Onnoghen’s no case submission
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), yesterday, dismissed the no case submission filed last week by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Justice Onnoghen through his counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), had filed a no case submission when the prosecution closed its case after calling only three witnesses...
Still on Onnoghen
History is being made, and Nigeria is in uncharted waters. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen was suspended by President Buhari based on allegations of failure to properly declare assets in line with the law. Last Thursday, the prosecution closed its case. During its presentation, the prosecutors called three witnesses out of the six…
Fayose commends Nigerians, says no victory songs for Buhari
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has commended Nigerians for their courage to stand against what he described as ‘gun-point democracy.’ He describing President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election as one which was secured ‘at the barrel of the gun’ and as such, the winner deserves no celebration.…
‘Independence of judiciary should not be toyed with but reinforced’
The suspension, order of arrest and subsequent arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen is considered by many lawyers and Nigerians as invasion of the judiciary. Those are in defiance of pending applications at the appeal court and petitions before the National Judicial Council (NJC), empowered by law to discipline judicial officers.…
Nigeria’s elections and international community
There is increasing intentional attention on Nigeria’s general elections, a matter of days away. Given the seeming desperation of political players, there are fears locally and internationally that things could go wrong if politicians throw caution to the winds. For this reason, the pre-emptive notes of warning to politicians to eschew violence or face international…