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CUPP Alleges Plot to Force Onnoghen to Resign at Gunpoint

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the federal government is plotting to force the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to resign at gunpoint. The Spokesperson of the coalition, Imo Ugochinyere, in a statement on Tuesday said the decision was taken after Onnoghen

Onnoghen: Buhari Chides EU,UK,US

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhamnadu Buhari has reacted to statements issued by the United States, United Kingdom and The European Union on his suspension of the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity in a statement on Sunday night said

Suspension of Onnoghen may affect credibility of election – US

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United States (US) has expressed concern over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhamnadu Buhari saying the decision is unconstitutional and undermines judicial independence. The US Embassy in Nigeria in a statement said the decision which came on the eve of

‘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

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

I feel sad over CJN’s trial – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he is feeling sad over the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on allegations of false and non-asset declarations. The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, had scheduled Jan. 14 for the arraignment of the CJN. However, the process was stalled as the

APC insists CJN Onnoghen must face trial

Godsgift Onyedinefu The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, must face his alleged corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT). The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said at need conference on Monday. He accused the Peoples Democratic Party 

Tribunal adjourns CJN Onnoghen’s case till January 22

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday adjourned proceedings involving the charges of non-declaration of assets preferred against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, till January 22. The Umar-led three-man ruled that the tribunal would hear Onnoghen’s motion challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal at the next

Onnoghen’s trial, an assault on the judiciary — NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) has condemned the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Federal Government describing it as an assault, intimidation and Desecration of judiciary which "must be stopped". The NBA in a statement signed by its President, Paul Usoro (SAN), said the timing of