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...
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...
Former chief of army staff and Afenifere leader, General Alani Akinrinade has described as “an insult to our collective intelligence” former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku Abubakar as his choice in next week’s election. Akinrinade who took out a page in the Punch newspaper on Thursday to advertise his...
FRN v. MAISHANU & ORS (2019) LPELR-46380 (SC) In the Supreme Court of Nigeria ON FRIDAY, 25TH JANUARY, 2019 Suit No: SC.51/2015 Before Their Lordships: IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, JSC MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, JSC KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, JSC AMIRU SANUSI, JSC EJEMBI EKO Between FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA – Appellant And ALH. ABUBAKAR MAISHANU & ORS – Respondent LEAD JUDGMENT DELIVERED BY IBRAHIM...
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...
I've read people say they don't want to sacrifice the relationships they've built over the years on the altar of politics. Good for them. For me, the position you take in a moment of momentous moral crisis determines whether or not I want to ever relate with you. A...
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,...
There was a pandemonium on Wednesday at the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt as angry thugs pounced on the protesting Port Harcourt NBA Chairman, Silvester Adaka and other lawyers who had gone to the court to disrupt the proceedings. Our reporter learnt that the angry litigants chased the protesting NBA...
Following your recent appearance on Kadaria Ahmed’s widely-televised programme, The Candidates, I write to raise some issues regarding your response to several questions on the viral video clips allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribe from contractors. Sir, what stood out to me in your answers...
The Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act has received a great deal of scrutiny in the past two weeks with the filing of charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria Mr. Walter Onnoghen for alleged breaches of provisions of the Act. I have argued that the Act itself provides...