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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

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

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

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

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

Buhari wants to head all the three arms of Government says Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said that President Muhammadu Buhari's desire is to head all the three arms of government and turn a full blown dictator. Prince Secondus told jubilant party supporters at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Monday

Massive protest rocks Abuja over Onnoghen’s suspension

Hundred ops of protesters including lawyers, opposition politicians, civil society groups, under the aegis of National Interest Defenders, students and youth activists on Monday stormed the headquarters of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja to protest what they called the unconstitutional suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, by