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CCT adjourns Onnoghen’s trial till March 11

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Friday, adjourned the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on charges of non-declaration of assets, till March 11. The tribunal chairman, Umar Danaldi had earlier insisted on adjourning the matter till February 21 in defiance to an agreement between the

Onnoghen pleads not guilty, granted bail

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has 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

CCT orders police, DSS to arrest Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has ordered the Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of  the Department of State Security Services to arrest the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and produce him on Friday for trial. The order followed an application the Federal Government made for a bench

Fraud: EFCC arraigns former SGF, Babachir Lawal

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal before a Federal High Court in Abuja in Tuesday. The former SGF however pleaded not guilty to the fraud charges brought against. The Federal Government had earlier in January, filed 10 charges

Onnoghen: Nigeria’s judicial independence under threat — UN warns

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nation's Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayán, has warned that the suspension and replacement of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen by president Muhamnadu Buhari is in contravention of international human rights standards on independence of the judiciary and

Patience Jonathan loses N1 billion to FG

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has forfeited temporarily N1.0004 billion to the Federal Government. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the interim forfeiture followed a court order secured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The money was lodged in three deposits with Fidelity Bank Plc on 20th and 25th

CCT Resumes Onnoghen’s Trial February 4

Following Court of Appeal ruling yesterday on the trial against Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter, on alleged non declaration of asset before Code of Conduct Tribunal is hereby fixed for Monday, 4th of February, 2019. The decision was reached today sequel to a correspondent from Code of

NJC queries Onnoghen, Mohammed

The National Judicial Council (NJC)has issued letters of query to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; and the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed. The two judges were also given seven days to respond to the queries. Onnoghen was asked to respond to allegations levelled against him, especially why he