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?
‘Peaceful protests by opposition parties are ingredients of democracy’
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)
Passport seizure FG pursuing vendetta against Onnoghen – Lawyers
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
Supreme Court strikes out ex- CJN Onnoghen’s referral appeal
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.
Senate confirms Tanko as chief justice of Nigeria
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…
Buhari asks Senate to confirm Tanko Mohammed as CJN
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…
Why I fired ex-CJN Walter Onnoghen - Buhari
The presidency has clarified why former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, was fired over allegations of corruption and non-declaration of assets.
Buhari accepts Onnoghen's voluntary retirement
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…
Killing Nigerian judiciary softly - Part 2
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…
Supreme Court dismisses suit filed to challenge Onnoghen suspension
A Supreme Court sitting in Cross River on Friday dismissed a case filed by the state government to challenge the suspension of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, in a split decision of six-to-one of a seven-man panel of the apex court, held that state government lacks the locus…