• Why Onnoghen may not be substantive CJN – Fayose explains

    Why Onnoghen may not be substantive CJN – Fayose explains

    Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has raised the alarm that Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen may not be allowed to become the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

    According to Fayose, Justice Onnoghen’s appointment in acting capacity is “either a grand plot to deprive him of his well-deserved appointment as CJN because he is from the South-South region or those cabals in the Aso Rock Presidential Villa want to hold him in the jugular, using his confirmation as substantive CJN to […]

  • New CJN Onnoghen vows to sack more corrupt judges

    New CJN Onnoghen vows to sack more corrupt judges

    According to reports, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen Thursday, vowed to continue with the fight against corruption in the judiciary.

    Onnoghen’s inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari followed the expiration of the tenure of Justice Mahmud Mohammed as the CJN. The new CJN will serve in an acting capacity till his appointment is confirmed by the National Assembly.

    At the brief ceremony held in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari urged Justice Onnoghen to use his position to […]

  • President Buhari swears in Walter Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

    President Buhari swears in Walter Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday administered an oath of office to Justice Walter Oonoghen as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

    He takes over from Justice Mahmud Mohammed who bowed out of the bench of the Supreme Court yesterday after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 years.

    Onnoghen is expected to act until the name of substantive CJN is forwarded to the Senate and it is confirmed.

    Justice Onnoghen becomes the first southerner since 1980 to as assume the position of the […]