Buhari Writes Acting CJN For More Judges After Accepting Onnoghen’s Resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria. Starnews reports that Onnoghen was accused of non-declaration of assets traced to him. He was suspended by the president earlier in the year weeks before the general elections. The top jurist who was on trial later wrote the president to inform him of his decision to step aside from the judicial arm of government as the chief Judge of the federation. Accepting his resignation on Sunday, the president thanked Onnoghen for his service to the country and wished him well. The president also wrote the

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Court Dismisses Suit Against Acting CJN Over Age Falsification

A Federal High Court sitting in Jabi area of Abuja has dismissed a suit alleging that the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) falsified his age. The plaintiff, Mr Tochi Michael alleged that the acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed reduced his age by three years. Mr Michael alleged that the acting CJN was born on December 31, 1950, and has instead been using December 31, 1953, as his date of birth. Justice Danlami Senchi while dismissing the suit on Friday said the plaintiff does not have a locus standi to file such a suit as he has not shown how

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Alleged Age Falsification: Acting CJN Knows Fate May 31

An Abuja High Court has fixed May 31, 2019, for judgement in a suit filed by Tochi Michael accusing the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, of age falsification. Justice Danlami Senchi fixed the date following the failure of the plaintiff and his counsel to appear before the court after filing their processes. Details later

By |May 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Businessman Takes Acting CJN To Court Over Alleged Age Falsification

A 46-year-old businessman, Mr Tochi Michael, has dragged Justice Tanko Muhammad, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, before a Federal Capital Territory High Court over alleged age falsification. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the originating summons with suit No. FCT/HC/BW/CV/79/2019, filed before the court in April, the petitioner alleged that the CJN deliberately falsified his date of birth. Michael alleged that the CJN falsified his date of birth from December 31, 1950 as contained in all his official records, including that of WAEC, to December 31, 1953 upon his appointment as a judicial officer. The petitioner in

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Constitutional crisis looms as Acting CJN’s tenure ends in three weeks

The nation may be plunged into a constitutional crisis in about three weeks as the tenure of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammad Tanko, comes to an end, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Muhammad was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 25, 2019 following an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal that the substantive CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, be suspended and the next in line of seniority, be sworn in. However, the constitution states that the President cannot re-appoint an acting CJN unless on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council. Section 231(4) and (5) states, “If 

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I Didn’t Need NJC Recommendation To Become Acting CJN — Mohammad

The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and his humble self do not need the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) before he could be appointed the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The Punch reports that Muhammad made the claim in response to a query given to him by the NJC, the body constitutionally empowered to recommend the appointment of chief justices and heads of courts. A group, Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative, had written a petition to the NJC, asking the council to remove Muhammad as a justice of

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