Posts Tagged ‘CJN’

Judicial Independence under threat in Nigeria— NBA President

The president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, has accused the Buhari-led government of undermining the independence of the judiciary. Mr Usoro gave the remark at an event to mark the beginning of the 2019 judicial year in Abuja. He accused the executive arm of government and its agencies of plotting to “tele-guide the activities […]

Suspension of CJN Onnoghen Illegal, Constitutional Crisis, A resort to self help ~ Southern/Middle Belt Leaders

The attention of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders has been drawn to a coup against Constitutional Democracy in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari by the Suspension of CJN Walter Onoghen this evening and swearing in a replacement. This is a constitutional crisis foisted by desperation and morbid desire to foist rule of thumb. We have […]

Onnoghen Set To Step In As CJN Bows Out Thursday

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed is due to re­tire from the country’s judiciary on Thursday when he will clock the mandatory 70 years. Barring any last minute change, Justice Mohammed, who ascended the hallowed seat of the CJN in 2014, is most likely to be succeeded by Justice Walter Onnoghen who […]

“Accused Judges Must Resign” – Presidency

The presidency has maintained that judges facing bribery allegations must step aside ahead of their trial. The Nation reports that the presidency made its position known on Sunday night, October 23, when it stated that the affected judges should resign to clear their names instead of facing trial while on the bench. The presidency also faulted […]

NJC To Investigate, Recommend Corrupt Judges For Prosecution

The National Judicial Council (NJC) may be having a rethink on its position and resolve to investigate complaints of corruption against some judges. The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman National Judicial Council, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has reportedly said that he will forward recommendations on the investigation to appropriate authorities. In a statement, the Spokesman […]