Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu Thursday warned judges and lawyers involved in election petition tribunals against money laundering. He said they must not allow the influence of money and other inducements to hamper the process and determine the outcome of petitions. Magu, in a...
A Benin City High Court, has ruled that it has jurisdiction to entertain a suit against a United States-based University. The ruling followed a suit instituted by a Benin City-based lawyer, Barr. President Aigbokhan, against South Western Law School, Los Angeles, over alleged racial discrimination and libelous publication. Other defendants...
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 Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday failed to hear the three appeals filed by suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen. The appellate court had in late January adjourned on February 12, 2019 for the hearing of the appeals. But, when lawyers to parties got to...
The Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the President, Attorney General of the Federation and Nigerian Financial Intelligence from freezing the bank accounts of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu granted the order while ruling on a motion ex parte instituted by the...
* NJC constitutes Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee under Regulation 17. * To reconvene on Wednesday, 13th February, 2019. * Forwards new petition by The EFCC to Hon. Mr. Justice W.S.N. Onnoghen, GCON for response within seven (7) days. The National Judicial Council says it has set up a preliminary complaints assessment committee...
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Sunday claimed it had obtained draft resolution of the National Judicial Council (NJC) signed by the Acting Chairman of the Council, Justice Umaru Abdullahi, on the afate of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen. Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesperson, in...
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...
“It is no secret that this government is dissatisfied with the alarming rate in which the Supreme Court of Nigeria under the oversight of Justice Walter Onnoghen has serially set free, persons accused of the most dire acts of corruption, often on mere technicalities, and after quite a number...
There was drama at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday, after a senior lawyer representing the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, was confronted with allegations of delaying the proceedings by the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar. Mr Umar was reacting to a request by the lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo,...