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The suspend Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen has arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for his arraignment. He arrived around 9:40am and has remained inside his vehicle waiting for the proceedings to commence before entering the tribunal. He came in a convoy of about six vehicles. The CCT...
The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, says he is not a judicial officer and is therefore not answerable to any institution but the Presidency. He, therefore, rejected the authority of the National Judicial Council and the Federal Judicial Service Commission. Umar said this while responding to a...
The Appeal Court has adjourned the appeal filed by Justice Walter Onnoghen challenging his suspension, till February 12, 2019. The case was adjourned on the request of Onnoghen’s lawyer who wanted the appeal heard together with two other appeals that he said were related to the trial at the CCT. Meanwhile,...
* AGF, EFCC’s reports clear him of bribery allegation Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Justice Danladi Umar, has no criminal charges for fraud pending against him in the course of discharging his duties, according to PRNigeria. Dependable sources confirmed to PRNigeria that the purported charge filed against Umar by...
A petition written by a former president of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Olisa Agbakoba, SAN to the National Judicial Council against CCT chairman Danladi Umar is generating confusion. Agbakoba in his petition against the CCT chairman gave reasons why he should not preside over the trial of the CJN. Investigation revealed...
The Code of Conduct Bureau has refused to release copies of asset declaration forms of some prominent Nigerians more than seven days after Saturday Punch sent a letter of request to the bureau. Relying on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2011, Saturday Punch had on January 24...
Exactly one week ago, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), over alleged false assets declaration. In his speech at the occasion where Onnoghen was suspended and Ibrahim Muhammad appointed in acting capacity, Buhari said Onnoghen had admitted that he failed to “follow the spirit and...