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JUST IN: Acting CJN, Muhammad swears in election tribunal members

Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has sworn in 250 members of the 2019 election petition tribunal. This is his first official assignment since he took over from Walter Onnoghen who was suspended over allegations of false declaration of assets. He said the judiciary is experiencing trying times, urging members of

NBA demands reversal of Onnoghen’s suspension

President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has condemned President Muhammadu’s decision to suspend Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). In a statement posted on his Twitter page, Usoro described it as an “attempted coup against the Nigerian Judiciary”. He called on Buhari to reverse Onnoghen’s suspension and demanded

Why I suspended Onnoghen — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his decision to suspend the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, followed an order of the Code of Conduct, saying millions of dollars has been traced to his personal accounts. The president stated this when he swore in Justice Ibrahim Tanko as acting CJN at

Onnoghen’s suspension: Begin impeachment process against Buhari, CUPP urges NASS

Godsgift Onyedinefu rejects Muhammad as new CJN The Coalition of United political parties, (CUPP)  has described the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari and the sweating in of Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as a judicial coup that must be resisted. The CUPP while describing the removal

‘Dictatorship’ row in Nigeria after top judge suspended

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday suspended the country's top judge just weeks from elections, triggering condemnation from opposition parties who accused him of "an act of dictatorship" and mounting "a judicial coup". The former military ruler, 76, is seeking re-election at polls on February 16, against a backdrop of mounting

Onnoghen’s suspension, a coup against constitutional democracy, says Southern leaders

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders forum has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari as a coup against constitutional democracy. In a statement signed by Chief E K Clark (South South), Ayo Adebanjo (South West), Chief John Nwodo (South East) and

FG demands Onnoghen’s resignation

Aliu Umar, the Nigerian government prosecutor in the ongoing trial of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, said on Tuesday that the government wants the judge out of office. Mr Umar, in his opening address at the resumed hearing in the matter, said Mr Onnoghen had been written, and wondered whether he had

CCB formally Serves Charges on CJN Onnoghen

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has formally served criminal charges on false asset declaration on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen is set to be arraigned January 22, 2019 at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). However, the Tribunal will have to contend with orders

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