Just In: Senate Screens Justice Tanko Behind Closed Doors

The Senate is currently screening Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria in an executive session The confirmation was included in the Order Paper of the day. It was, thus, expected that Mr Tanko will be screened and confirmed during plenary – as is the custom. This was, however, not the case […]

Court Strikes Out Suit Challenging Appointment Of Tanko As CJN

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday, dismissed a suit challenging the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Africa News24 (AN24) understands that President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday forwarded the name of Justice Muhammad, to the Senate for approval as the substantive CJN. He also sought the […]

Just In: Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm Tanko Muhammad As CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter on Thursday requested the Senate to confirm the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive CJN. The letter was read by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan at plenary following the recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC) that the acting CJN be confirmed. Muhammad has been […]

See What Presidency Said About IRI/NDI 2019 Election Report

The presidency has reacted to the joint Nigeria International Election Observation Mission of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) over report on the 2019 general election in Nigeria. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the joint international electoral board released a report on Tuesday criticizing the 2019 presidential election which President […]

PMB Accepts Onnoghen Retirement, Appoints 5 New Supreme Court Justices

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) effective from May 28, 2019. A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in Abuja on Sunday. The statement reported the President as thanking Onnoghen for […]

CCT Trial: Onnoghen Guilty With 10 Years Ban From Public Office

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, and has banned him from holding any public office for 10 years. Africa News24  understands that the CCT passed the judgment after finding Onnoghen guilty of breaching Code of Conduct for Public Officers. In his ruling, Chairman […]

FG Demands Conviction As Onnoghen Maintains Innocence

The Federal Government is seeking a jail sentence for the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen in his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). But Onnoghen who is accused of failing to declare his assets immediately after assuming office is pleading with the tribunal to set him free says charges, […]

President Weighs Options On Onnoghen, Muhammed Tanko

The coast seems clear for acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Muhammad Tanko to saddle as CJN with recommendation from National Judicial Council (NJC). But Buhari is said to be weighing whether or not to accept the NJC’s recommendations on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Buhari, who had a […]

NJC Takes Action Against Onnoghen, Muhammad Over ‘Misconduct’

The National Judicial Commission (NJC), has taken a decision on the allegations of misconduct brought against Walter Onnoghen, suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the Commission also reached a decision on the allegation against Acting CJN, Tanko Muhammad. The NJC reached a decision after an emergency meeting to examine the […]

CCT Trial: Onnoghen Closes Defence, Gets April 15 To Adopt Final Argument

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Abuja, closed his defence in his ongoing trial on the charges bordering on assets declaration breaches, after calling his driver of 20 years as his first witness. Lead counsel to Onnoghen, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), told […]

Why I Suspended Onnoghen As CJN – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he suspended Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria following an order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Below is the text of the address by President Buhari on the suspension of Justice Onnoghen as CJN and swearing-in of the acting chief justice. “Fellow Nigerians, a short while […]

Buhari Suspends Onnoghen, Swears In Mohammed As New Chief Justice Of Nigeria

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Walter Onnoghen  as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). AN24 reports that the President has sworn in Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, from Bauchi state, as the new CJN. This online news platform understands that Mohammed is the next to Onnoghen in the order of seniority. President Buhari said the suspension was […]