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Buhari accepts voluntary retirement of Justice Onnoghen

Buhari accepts voluntary retirement of Justice Onnoghen

 President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria, effective from May 28, 2019. This was disclosed in a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu on Sunday. According to the statement, the President thanked Justice Onnoghen for his service to the Federal Republic ... Read More »

Onnoghen Asks Appeal Court to Quash his Conviction

Onnoghen Asks Appeal Court to Quash his Conviction

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter onnoghen has asked the Court of Appeal, Abuja to quash the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) that convicted him on charges of false assets declaration. Onnoghen in his appeal filed Thursday against the judgement of the tribunal is also praying the appellate court to set aside the order of ... Read More »

Onnoghen’s Conviction, a Victory for Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Fight – Presidency

Onnoghen’s Conviction, a Victory for Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Fight – Presidency

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu has described ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen Conviction by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) as a victory for President Muhamadu Buhari’s Anti-corruption fight. Shehu disclosed this in a statement while reacting to the conviction of the suspended chief justice in Abuja on Thursday. According to ... Read More »

MURIC hails conviction of Onnoghen by CCT

MURIC hails conviction of Onnoghen by CCT

An Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed the conviction of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. The suspended CJN was pronounced guilty this afternoon Thursday 18th April, 2019 by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) headed by Danladi Umar. Onnoghen was accused of making false assets declaration. MURIC’s endorsement of the tribunal’s ... Read More »

CCT convicts Onnoghen, bans him 10 years from holding public office

CCT convicts Onnoghen, bans him 10 years from holding public office

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers. Reading the lead judgment, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the immediate removal of Onnoghen from office as the CJN. Onnoghen had been on suspension since January 25, 2019 and had reportedly resigned on ... Read More »

Onnoghen: Shame on PDP, other witch-hunt choristers -BMO

Onnoghen: Shame on PDP, other witch-hunt choristers -BMO

The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) has said the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should hide their faces in shame in the aftermath of the decision of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen to tender his resignation. BMO said this was because of the manner the opposition elements and their allies stood firmly behind a senior ... Read More »

Presidency keeps mum over Onnoghen’s resignation

Presidency keeps mum over Onnoghen’s resignation

The presidency has yet to confirm the receipt of a letter of resignation by the suspended Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The News Agency of Nigeria reliably gathered that Onnoghen’s resignation letter was submitted to the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, by some Justices of the apex court. NAN, however, learnt that the ... Read More »

Suspended CJN  Onnoghen Resigns

Suspended CJN Onnoghen Resigns

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has resigned. He reportedly turned in his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening, a day after the National Judicial Council, NJC, recommended that he be compulsorily retired for misconduct. By virtue of section 306 of the 1999 constitution, his resignation takes immediate effect. The resignation, according to TheCable ... Read More »

Onnoghen opens defence with his driver as first witness

Onnoghen opens defence with his driver as first witness

Justice Walter Onnoghen, the embattled suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, on Monday, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Abuja, opened his defence calling his driver since 1999 as his first witness. The suspended CJN is on trial at the CCT on the charges bordering on assets declaration breaches, Onnoghen brought the 60 years old Lawal Busari to the tribunal ... Read More »

CCT dismisses Onnoghen’s no-case submission, orders suspended CJN to open defence

CCT dismisses Onnoghen’s no-case submission, orders suspended CJN to open defence

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Friday dismissed the no-case submission filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. The CCT consequently asked him to open his defence in respect of the six counts of false and non-declaration of assets preferred against him. The three-man bench of the CCT led by Danladi Umar, which earlier took arguments ... Read More »

Onnoghen: FG closes case against suspended CJN

Onnoghen: FG closes case against suspended CJN

The Federal Government on Thursday closed its case of false and non-declaration of charges preferred against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The prosecution led by Aliyu Umar, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) closed the case after calling three witnesses to prove it’s case against Onnoghen, though it had ... Read More »

Onnoghen absent from CCT over alleged toothache, high blood pressure

Onnoghen absent from CCT over alleged toothache, high blood pressure

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen was absent from Tuesday’s sitting at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Onnoghen’s lead counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), submitted a medical report confirming Onnoghen’s health problems. Awomolo said Onnoghen needed to treat a toothache immediately. Prosecuting counsel, Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), acknowledged that he had been given a photocopy of the medical report. ... Read More »

Onnoghen: We Did Not Query Prosecution Lawyer in CJN’s Trial, Says NBA

Onnoghen: We Did Not Query Prosecution Lawyer in CJN’s Trial, Says NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has reacted to reports in some section of the media that it has issued a query to Aliyu Umar (SAN) the lead prosecution lawyer in the trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). According to the body of lawyers, the said reports are false and ... Read More »

Onnoghen pleaded not guilty, granted bail

Onnoghen pleaded not guilty, granted bail

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday pleaded not guilty to the six counts of non-declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. He was immediately granted bail on self-recognisance by the tribunal following a short oral application by the defence counsel, Chief Chris Uche (SAN). After the bail was granted, Uche also ... Read More »

Breaking: Suspended CJN Onnoghen arrives CCT for his arraignment

Breaking: Suspended CJN Onnoghen arrives CCT for his arraignment

The suspend Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen has arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for his arraignment. Onnoghen on Friday arrived around 9:40am and has remained inside his vehicle waiting for the proceedings to commence before entering the tribunal. He came in a convoy of about six vehicles. He had shunned previous summons and CCT on ... Read More »

Breaking: CCT orders DSS to arrest Onnoghen

Breaking: CCT orders DSS to arrest Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). It consequently issued a directive for the Department of State Security ( DSS) to arrest him. The arrest warrant was issued on a motion filed by the prosecution counsel, after Onnoghen failed to show up ... Read More »

EFCC files fresh petition against Onnoghen as NJC meets on him and Tanko

EFCC files fresh petition against Onnoghen as NJC meets on him and Tanko

The National Judicial Council reconvened in an Emergency Meeting on Monday. A statement by NJC Spokesman, Soji Oye, said the meeting was called to consider the responses of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and the acting Chief Justice, Justice Muhammad Tanko to the three petitions written against them. According Oye, NJC members resolved Monday to constitute ... Read More »

Onnoghen should tender apology to Nigerians, says Senator Arise

Onnoghen should tender apology to Nigerians, says Senator Arise

Adewumi Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti A former lawmaker and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC , in Ekiti State, Senator Ayo Arise ,has made a submission on the state of the National Judicial Council (NJC) over the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria ,Justice Walter Onnoghen . The former senator noted that the system of government that is ... Read More »

Onnoghen: I won’t answer any query from NJC, says CCT Chairman

Onnoghen: I won’t answer any query from NJC, says CCT Chairman

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, has said  he is not a judicial officer and would therefore not answer any query served on him by the National Judicial Council (NJC) He also rejected the authority of the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) over him, saying he is only answerable to The Presidency. Umar said these while ... Read More »

EFCC Grills Joe Agi SAN, Searches His House Over $30,000 Paid Into Onnoghen’s Account

EFCC Grills Joe Agi SAN, Searches His House Over $30,000 Paid Into Onnoghen’s Account

Detectives have quizzed Joe Agi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), over alleged payment of about $30,000 into one of the domiciliary accounts of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Agi was said to be the referee to the CJN when one of the domiciliary accounts was opened. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) searched ... Read More »