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20 Apr
The Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar is in the news.
16 Mar 2020
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?
15 Feb 2020
Mr. Osita Okechukwu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), in this interview with ONYEDIKA AGBEDO, describes recent protests by opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
8 Jan 2020
The year 2019 was a mixed bag. It was no doubt a big election year that came with some uncertainties regarding the future of some politicians, a carry-over from the previous year.
15 Dec 2019
As was the case when, in a questionable manner, the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) breached his right to a fair hearing, and got the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria
4 Nov 2019
The Supreme Court on Monday struck out a referral appeal praying the court to determine the constitutionality or otherwise of the removal of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
17 Jul 2019
The Senate has confirmed Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Tanko's confirmation came after he was screened by the upper chamber's Committee of the Whole on Wednesday. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday asked the Senate to confirm Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). “I have the honour to…
11 Jul 2019
Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari Thursday asked the Senate to confirm Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). “I have the honour to forward the nomination of Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed for confirmation as Chief Justice of Nigeria," Buhari said in a letter read by Senate president Ahmed Lawan. "In accordance with Section…
26 Jun 2019
The presidency has clarified why former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, was fired over allegations of corruption and non-declaration of assets.
17 Jun 2019
Sir: I dedicate this letter-article to the section of the Nigeria Judiciary that insisted that the forced to retire Chief Justice of Nigeria...
9 Jun 2019
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday night said he has accepted the voluntary retirement of the country's top judge accused of not declaring his asset. Buhari's spokesman Garba Shehu said Walter Onnoghen's retirement is effective from May 28, 2019. "President Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice…
28 May 2019
In one of the charges, presidency alleged that before he was sworn in as Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria) he breached the code of conduct for public officers by omitting to declare a domiciliary (US Dollars) account No. 870001062650 maintained with Standard Chartered Bank of (Nig) Ltd, Wuse 2, Abuja, which is being…

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