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Onnoghen: NJC appoints Tanko Muhammad as Acting chair

•Removes ex-CJN’s name from membership list Jude Johnson The National Judicial Council (NJC) replaced the ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen with the Acting CJN Tanko Muhammad. NJC also removed the name and image of  Onnoghen from its members’ list on its website after his voluntary retirement. To this end, Justice Tanko Muhammad was

Breaking: Buhari extends Tanko Muhammad’s tenure as Ag.CJN

Jude Johnson President Muhammadu Buhari has in confirmation of Global Sentinel's earlier report, extended the appointment of Tanko Muhammad as the acting chief justice of Nigeria by another three months. GS had in a statement from Intersociety on Friday, reported that the Presidency is planning to extend the interim tenure of

Presidency plotting to make Justice Tanko Muhammad ‘permanent Ag.CJN’–Intersociety

•Says suspension, retirement of Onnoghen 'castrated judiciary' Senator Iroegbu  The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has raised the alarm over suspected plot by the Presidency to sustain the interim position of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) in violation of the constitutional provisions. Intersociety

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

NJC sends investigative report on Onnoghen, acting CJN to Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Judicial Council (NJC) said it has sent its concluded investigation on the petitions written against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad to President Muhammadu Buhari. The Director, Information of the NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, made this known in

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

CCT to rule on Supreme Court Justice trial March 21, 2018

Jude Johnson The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) will on March 21, 2018 deliver ruling on the competence of the criminal charge brought against the Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta by the Federal government on charges of false assets declaration. The tribunal fixed the date after taking arguments from counsel to

Buhari approves retirement, dismissal of Justices

Babatunde Abiodun Following recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC), President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and the dismissal from office of Justice O.O Tokode of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court. The Senior Special

Abia CJ’s Counsel lauds NJC’s verdict vacating suspension

Jude Johnson    The Constitutional lawyer, Ms. Carol Ajie, who is Counsel to the Abia Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Theresa Uzokwe, has lauded the verdict of the National Judicial Council (NJC) declaring the suspension of her client as unconstitutional.   The National Judicial Council (NJC) had in a statement on Wednesday by the Director

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