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Onnoghen files for appeal against CCT judgement

Jude Johnson The 'ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)', Justice Walter Onnoghen, has rejected the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which convicted him of six counts of false declaration of assets preferred against him by the Federal Government.  Shortly after the judgement delivered on Thursday, the judge filed a

Breaking: Nigeria’s embattled Chief Justice Onnoghen resigns

Jude Johnson The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has resigned from his position with immediate effect. Onnoghen tendered his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening. The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on Wednesday recommended that the suspended CJN proceed on compulsorily retirement. Onnoghen is currently facing

CCT to CJ Onnoghen: You must defend yourself

•Dismisses no case submission  Jude Johnson  The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Umar, has ordered the suspended Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Justice Walter Onneghen to enter his defence as the tribunal dismissed the “No Case Submission” entered by the defence. Umar while delivering his ruling on

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

How FG is utilizing $322.5M tranche of Abacha loot — ANEEJ Boss

Godsgift Onyedinefu ..urges NASS to fast track passage of crime bill, others A civil society Organization, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has applauded the utilization of $322.5 Million tranche of Abacha loot repatriated from Switzerland by the Federal Government. The Executive Director, ANEEJ, Rev. David Ugolor gave the applause in

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

Onnoghen: Appeal Court Ruling has Vindicated Buhari says APC

Godsgift Onyedinefu The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the decision of the Court of Appeal to okay the trial of Justice Walter Onnoghen, erstwhile Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has vindicated his suspension from office by President Muhammadu Buhari.  This National Publicity Secretary