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Breaking News: Buhari Seeks to Confirm Tanko as CJN, Urges Quick Confirmation by Senate
Breaking News: Buhari Seeks to Confirm T...

Breaking News: Buhari Seeks to Confirm Tanko as CJN, Urges Quick Confirmati...

Following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council that Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad be confirmed as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the nomination and forwarded same to the Senate for confirmation. The NJC had made this recommendation... read more »

Press Release: The Issuance of Bench Warrant Against Me Is an Abuse of Process Taken Too Far- Innoson
Press Release: The Issuance of Bench War...

Press Release: The Issuance of Bench Warrant Against Me Is an Abuse of Proc...

Filed Notice of Appeal and Motion for Stay of Execution Against The Order. The issuance of bench warrant against me by the Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos, today, June 24th 2019 is an abuse of process taken too far by the Court and made without jurisdiction. The order itself is a nullity and does... read more »

Nigeria: Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal Resumes with Garba In for Bulkachuwa
Nigeria: Presidential Election Petitions...

Nigeria: Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal Resumes with Garba In for...

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal resumed sitting on Monday with Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba as the new replacement for Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa. Garuba, who is the Presiding Justice of the Lagos Division appeared during the sitting with a five-man panel as the new chairman of the... read more »

Nigeria: FG Woefully Fail to Prove Its Case Against CJN Walter Onnoghen
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Nigeria: FG Woefully Fails to Prove Its Case Against CJN Walter Onnoghen

The Federal Government, on Thursday, closed its case against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, after it produced only three witnesses that testified before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. Though FG initially expressed its intention to produce a total of six... read more »

Nigeria: Atiku, PDP Election Petition Includes Buhari's Certificate Issue
Nigeria: Atiku, PDP Election Petition In...

Nigeria: Atiku, PDP Election Petition Includes Buhari’s Certificate I...

Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, emerged on Tuesday. The 141-page petition... read more »

Nigeria: Okorie Drags Zenith Bank to CBN Over ‘Disappearance’ of $64.1 Million

Nigeria: Okorie Drags Zenith Bank to CBN Over ‘Disappearance’ of $64.1 Million

An alleged disappearance of over $64 million from the vaults of the Zenith Bank has landed the multinational financial services provider in trouble. Zenith bank is rated as a large... read more »

Nigeria: Supreme Court Declares Rivers State APC's Primaries Illegal

Nigeria: Supreme Court Declares Rivers State APC’s Primaries Illegal

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the order of a Federal High Court in Port-Harcourt, which last year barred the All Progressive Congress (APC) from conducting any primary election pending... read more »

Opinion: Why the Code of Conduct Tribunal Lacks Jurisdiction to Try the CJN

Opinion: Why the Code of Conduct Tribunal Lacks Jurisdiction to Try the CJN – by Emm...

Word on the street is that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen admitted guilt to the Code of Conduct investigators and tried to excuse it by pleading mistake.... read more »

Nigeria: Stop Harrassing the CJN or We Will Mobilize and Shake the Country - Niger Delta Agitators

Nigeria: Stop Harrassing the CJN or We Will Mobilize and Shake the Country – Niger D...

A coalition known as the Niger Delta Agitators has issued a warning to the Federal Government regarding what they term the harassment of the Chief Justice of the federation. According to... read more »

Nigeria: Code of Conduct Tribunal Cannot Try Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen

Nigeria: Code of Conduct Tribunal Cannot Try Chief Justice Walter...

In a reaction from legal practitioners, it is becoming clear that the Code of Conduct Tribunal has no jurisdiction to try the Chief Justice of the Federation. In a post published by a lawyer, the... read more »