• House of Reps insists on superintending over CCB, CCT

    House of Reps insists on superintending over CCB, CCT

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday halted the moves to revisit the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act amendment passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.

    The House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, had asked for a suspension of the rules of the house to revisit the amendment.

    Citing section 1 (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, Mr. Gbajabiamila said the 1999 Constitution (as amended) prevailed over any ambiguity in any Act especially as the senate was trying […]

  • Withhold your assent from CCB, CCT amendment bill – Group tells Buhari

    Withhold your assent from CCB, CCT amendment bill – Group tells Buhari

    According to reports, the Centre for the Vulnerable and Underprivileged, CENTREP, Friday, requested President Muhammadu Buhari to withhold his assent from the Code of Conduct (Amendment) Bill 2016.

    In a statement signed and made available to newsmen, CENTREP Executive Director, Mr. Oghenejabor Ikimi argued that the passage of the bill which empowered the National Assembly to take over power to appoint staff of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB and the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT is tantamount to a political […]

  • Orubebe appeals CCT judgment on property

    Orubebe appeals CCT judgment on property

    Godsday Orubebe, ex-minister of Niger Delta, on Wednesday approached the Court of Appeal, Abuja to set aside judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal that convicted him for non-declaration of an asset.

    The notice of appeal filed on October 12, was made available to newsmen by lead counsel to the appellant, Selekeowei Larry (SAN).

    Danladi Umar, Chairman of the tribunal, delivering the judgment on October 4, ordered the forfeiture of the asset, a plot of land located in Asokoro part of the […]

  • Breaking!!! CCT dismisses Saraki’s motion seeking to disqualify Justice Umar

    Breaking!!! CCT dismisses Saraki’s motion seeking to disqualify Justice Umar

    According to reports, the Code of Conduct Tribunal has dismissed the motion filed by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, asking the Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, to disqualify himself from his trial‎.

    The motion was dismissed on Wednesday.

    In dismissing the motion, Umar said he cannot disqualify himself from the trial on the ground that without him, there can be no tribunal.

    According to him, it is only the President and a two-third of the National Assembly […]

  • Senate President Bukola Saraki Disowns Suit Seeking to Stop His CCT Trial

    Senate President Bukola Saraki Disowns Suit Seeking to Stop His CCT Trial

    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has dissociated himself from a suit reportedly initiated by one Timipa Jenkins Okponipare at the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking to restrain the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from proceeding with his trial at the Tribunal.

    In a statement signed by his lawyer, Mahmud Magaji, SAN, Saraki stated that he does not know about the suit which was reported in the media.

    Saraki also stated that he has never at any time instructed either, Okponipare, the […]

  • Breaking! CCT seizes ex-Minister’s  property

    Breaking! CCT seizes ex-Minister’s property

    The Code of Conduct Tribunal has ordered the forfeiture of a property belonging to former Minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe.

    The former Minister has been standing trial before the tribunal over non-declaration of asset.

    The tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the forfeiture of the property located in Asokoro District of Abuja on Tuesday.

    Umar said Orubebe failed to declare the asset and therefore it should be forfeited to the Federal Government having breached the code of conduct rules for public

  • CCT adjourns Saraki’s trial over motion seeking judge’s disqualification

    CCT adjourns Saraki’s trial over motion seeking judge’s disqualification

    The Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, till June 21.

    The tribunal adjourned for the hearing of a fresh motion filed by Saraki seeking an order of the CCT disqualifying its Chairman, Danladi Umar, from further presiding over the case.

    Saraki filed his fresh application accusing Umar of bias based on the remark made by the tribunal chairman at the last proceedings on June 7, 2016, while warning the defence against […]

  • CCT adjourns Saraki trial till June 1 for cross examination

    CCT adjourns Saraki trial till June 1 for cross examination

    The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday adjourned the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, till June 1, to enable defence continue cross examination of the first prosecution witness.

    Saraki is standing trial at the CCT on a 16-count charge of allegations bordering on false asset declaration and money laundry prepared against him by the Federal Government.

    He had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    Earlier, the prosecution witness, Mr Micheal Wetkas, told the tribunal that Saraki’s name did not appear […]

  • Another accused trial before CCT chairman, asking him to disqualify himself over N10m bribery saga

    Another accused trial before CCT chairman, asking him to disqualify himself over N10m bribery saga

    Another accused standing trial before the Code of Conduct Bureau, Rasheed Taiwo Owolabi, has asked the embattled Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, to disqualify himself from the panel that will try him.

    Owolabi, a retired Customs Officer, based his argument on Umar’s alleged involvement in a N10 million bribery saga. He said Umar in 2012 once demanded a bribe of N10 million from him to pervert the cause of justice in a criminal matter filed against him (Owolabi) […]

  • CCT adjourns Saraki’s trial till May 10

    CCT adjourns Saraki’s trial till May 10

    The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has adjourned till May 10, 2016 the trial of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
    The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar had on Thursday ruled and accepted an amended 16 count charge filed by the prosecution against the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.

    This prompted counsel to the Senate President to take a fresh plea on the charges being raised.

    The trial of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, for alleged false asset declaration, continued […]

  • Stop posting clips of our proceedings on social media- CCT warns

    Stop posting clips of our proceedings on social media- CCT warns

    Report revealed that the Code of Conduct of Tribunal has warned against posting video clips of its proceedings on social media.

    The Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, gave the warning at the resumed proceedings on Wednesday.
    Mr. Umar said the tribunal would not hesitate to apply the full weight of the law against the culprits.

    A video clip of the judge’s heated exchange with a lawyer representing the senate president, Bukola Saraki, was published last week on the internet.

    Mr. Saraki is currently […]