Opinion

Senate Presidency: Is APC Really Thinking?, By SKC Ogbonnia

... the glaring implication of the latest zoning order is that, with the seeming replacement of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria, the North is set to produce the heads of the three arms of government: the executive, legislature, and the judiciary. Combine it with the reality…
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Columns

CJN: Who’s “Gate”?, By Dele Agekameh

Onnoghen's seeming crisis of honour and lack of self-respect has led to the degeneration of this matter into a full blown constitutional crisis. Other not-too-palatable decisions have been made by the executive arm of government, but an honourable self-recusal by Onnoghen could have tempered the storm and minimised the backlash.…
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Columns

Onnoghen: The Wasp On the Nation’s Scrotum, By Louis Odion

...until the provisions of the current law is discharged, the NJC is the only body empowered to recommend such summary action against an errant CJN. It is clear Onnoghen cannot continue. The NJC must however be allowed to assert its authority, even if it means summoning the grace to devise…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Onnoghen: Time To Halt Nigeria’s Slide To Anarchy

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. He immediately swore in Justice Tanko Muhammad as his interim replacement in a development that had precedence in what happened over four decades ago under military rule. The president said his action followed an order he obtained…
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Opinion

Onnoghen: Buhari’s Declaration of War Against Justice In Nigeria, By SKC Ogbonnia

This pattern of partiality or injustice is indefensible. In short, President Muhammadu Buhari has wittingly declared war against Nigeria, by attempting to rubbish the concept of Accordingly, this pattern must be resisted by all Nigerians, regardless of political, religious or tribal affiliations. I support a war against corruption, without minding…
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Opinion

Illegality of the ‘Suspension’ of Justice Onnoghen, By Inibehe Effiong

President Buhari cannot suspend the CJN. The CCT cannot give an order directing the president to remove or suspend the CJN. The CCT cannot ask the CJN to "step aside". This conspiratorial attack on the institution of the judiciary is a dangerous precedent. Can a judge give an order suspending…
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Opinion

Corruption: How Buhari Is Becoming A Liability To APC, By SKC Ogbonnia

The picture Muhammadu Buhari is painting is nothing but that of a man aiding, abetting, and celebrating corruption. Of course, his handlers argue otherwise, but witlessly so. For instance, their common pushback is that presumption of innocence is a legal right of the accused in the Nigerian criminal law, which…
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