• FG faults Saraki’s fresh application seeking disqualification of CCT chairman

    FG faults Saraki’s fresh application seeking disqualification of CCT chairman

    The Federal Government on Wednesday faulted the fresh application filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, seeking the disqualification of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Chairman, Danladi Umar, from the Senate president’s trial for false asset declaration.

    The government, in its counter-affidavit filed against Saraki’s application by the lead prosecution lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), said the statement credited to Umar during the June 7 proceedings and on which basis Saraki was asking the CCT chairman to withdrawal from the trial, […]

  • Saraki files fresh application to disqualify CCT chairman, from further to preside over his trial

    Saraki files fresh application to disqualify CCT chairman, from further to preside over his trial

    According to reports, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has filed a fresh application, asking the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, from further presiding over his ongoing trial.

    The fresh application is the second filed by the Senate President asking the CCT chairman to withdraw from his trial.

    The Umar-led CCT had on April 28 dismissed the earlier application which sought the withdrawal of the CCT chairman from the trial on the basis of an alleged ongoing investigation of […]

  • We were under influence during Tinubu’s case – CCT chairman

    We were under influence during Tinubu’s case – CCT chairman

    The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, revealed on Tuesday that there were attempts to influence the tribunal to rule in a particular way during the trial of a former Governor of Lagos State, and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

    Tinubu, a leader of the then opposition to the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government, was charged before the CCT and discharged in 2011 during the administration of the former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    Umar said […]

  • EFCC can’t clear CCT Chairman of corruption allegation, says Saraki

    EFCC can’t clear CCT Chairman of corruption allegation, says Saraki

    The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has dismissed the purported clearance issued to the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in relation to his alleged involvement in a N10 million corruption case.

    Saraki contended that there was no time the EFCC cleared Umar and that even where such clearance exists, it was a confirmation of his (Saraki) position that the CCT under Umar cannot ensure fairness in his […]

  • Saraki’s trial will now hold from 10am to 6pm everyday – CCT chairman declares

    Saraki’s trial will now hold from 10am to 6pm everyday – CCT chairman declares

    The trial of senate president, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal has taken a new turn as the chairman of the CCT, Danladi Umar directed on Monday that the trial will henceforth proceed day to day until the conclusion of the case.

    He also said the trial will begin 10am and end 6pm everyday.

    Umar, who gave this directive at the resumed hearing in the case, pointed out his resolve to carry out the trial day to day in line […]