The Code of Conduct Tribunal issued a warrant of arrest for Justice Walter Onnoghen, the estranged Chief Justice of the Federation. This has raised a lot of questions as to the place of the Tribunal in the Judicial Hierarchy.   In every society, the courts play a pivotal role in the...
The purported suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari is unequivocally unconstitutional, illegal, immoral and grossly indefensible. What General Buhari has done, putting it mildly, is a brazen coup against democracy. The following 20 (twenty) points are worth noting: The office...
By Onozure Dania Mr. Olusina Abdulrafiu Sofola, SAN, is the first son of the late renowned legal luminary, Chief Idowu Shotayo Sofola, SAN. In this interview, he shares his view on what the APC government should focus on in the next four years. He also spoke on law reforms, remedy...
At this moment of our country’s Political Journey, formidable ideologues cannot but say their takes on the future of the country, as silence or sitting on the fence is of no use to our beloved nation. Nigeria, our collective patrimony is at a crossroad where some of us have to...
A Lagos lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged the Federal Government to withdraw the criminal charges filed against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. Falana said he made the request having confirmed that a petition had been submitted to the National Judicial Council alleging...
This article was first posted on November 6, 2016. Gives reasons why corruption festers in the judiciary Says appointment of judges, composition of NJC must be reviewed Justice Isa Ayo Salami (retd)! Remember him? He was the President of the Court of Appeal who during his tenure accused his boss,...
Fellow Nigerians, finally, hopefully, the appointed time has come for the most anticipated Presidential election in Nigeria. It is not that the other elections are not important but the stakes are much higher because the President of Nigeria is probably the most powerful man on earth. He can...
INTRODUCTION It has become rampant to see legal practitioners tout their perceived success rates with regards to cases they have handled in courts during press interviews, while discussing with prospective clients, on law office websites etc. Some lawyers would even say they have won a certain number of cases, lost others,...
On the 19th day of January, 2019, Saturday Punch (Online) had an interesting headline: “FG asks Court to remove Onnoghen as CJN, NJC Chairman”. Part of the news read thus: “The Federal Government prayed the tribunal for an interlocutory order ‘directing the defendant/respondent to step aside as the Chief Justice...
INEC has put the final number of registered voters for the 2019 general election at 84 million with the North West leading the pack as usual with 20.2 million, followed by the South West with 16.3 million registered voters. The thumb-print columns on the ballot-papers have been compressed further by...