CJN leads 5 other Justices to hear PDP, Atiku’s Appeal

By Martins Odeh Justice Tanko Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Wednesday led five other Justices of the Supreme Court to hear about six appeals in the case filed by the PDP and  its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 23 poll. The other […]

Court orders Lagos assembly to stop Ambode’s probe

A Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja has ordered the Lagos State House of Assembly to halt probe of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode pending the determination of the case filed by the former governor against the Assembly. The court adjourned the matter brought before it by Ambode, against the Speaker of the State House of […]

Buhari asks Senate to confirm Muhammad as CJN, 15 aides

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday forwarded the name of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad, to the Senate for approval as the substantive CJN. He also sought the approval of the upper legislative chamber to enable him to appoint 15 special advisers. Buhari’s letters were read at a plenary session […]

Nigerian lawmakers, police, judges most corrupt, says TI, National Assembly kicks

Sunday Aborisade, Leke Baiyewu, Oladimeji Ramon and Tobi Aworinde Transparency International has released a survey showing that the police, legislature and the judiciary are among the most corrupt institutions in Nigeria. The TI, in the publication of the 10th edition of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Africa, on Thursday, said corruption in African countries […]

Supreme Court ruling: INEC meets to take final decision on Zamfara

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that although it met on Friday to deliberate on the ruling of the Supreme Court judgement on the general elections conducted in Zamfara state, the commission will however meet again to make its decision public on Monday. The statement signed by National Commissioner and Chairman […]

BREAKING: Onnoghen closes his defence after his driver’s testimony

Godwin Tsa, Abuja After calling his 60-year-old driver as his witness, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday closed his defence before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), in the six count criminal charge of non declaration of assets brought against him by the Federal government. The development came as a […]

CJN condemns improper dressing of lawyers to court

The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Mohammed has condemned what he described as despicable dressing by some lawyers to court. Akande  Festus, Director, Press and Information, Supreme Court in a statement on Thursday said the CJN made this known during a courtesy visit by members of the Abuja Branch of the Nigeria […]

Breaking: CCT orders Police, DSS to arrest suspended CJN, Onnoghen

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has ordered key security agencies in the country to arrest the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and produce him for trial on Friday. The Mr. Danladi Umar-led panel tribunal specifically directed the Inspector General of Police and the Director […]

Court fines EFCC, banks for freezing Benue govt’s accounts

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi A Federal High Court presided over by Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), United Bank of Africa, (UBA) and Fidelity Bank to jointly pay the Benue State government the sum of N100 million for freezing its accounts last year. The court also granted an order of […]

Onnoghen: Let law take its course – ACF.

Noah Ebije, Kaduna. As controversies continue to rage following the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr. Walter Onnoghen, the northern mouthpiece, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has urged that the law should be allowed to take its full course. ACF said as long as the country is concerned, nobody is above the law, […]

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