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Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by Kupaskeybaba(m): 5:35pm On Jan 12
I don't care if it even Trump that file a case against cjn all I no is diz man must not live dat office till after election tribunal ... all diz useless groups were dem dy wen buhari dy use 3yrs for holiday abi when der was aligations against magu and army eneral
only a fool will not no diz is APC hand writing bunch of coward . dy want to use back door remain in office .. der plans will fail
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by Masterclass32: 5:41pm On Jan 12
Voice of ARDI, hand of Buhari. angry

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Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by Bimpe29: 5:43pm On Jan 12
He who come to equity must come with clean hand

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Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by baralatie(m): 5:45pm On Jan 12
overall90:
Hand of Esau Voice of Jacob cheesy
exactly
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by baralatie(m): 5:46pm On Jan 12
voice of ardi

the handiwork according of the FG

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Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by Uzee24: 5:55pm On Jan 12
Its a pity. They have it all worked out already! May we never witness this kind of government again in Nigeria.
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by integrity16(m): 6:15pm On Jan 12
castrokins:
Has Buhari Declared His Assets?

Did he not declare his assets? Together with out star boy osibanjo? SMH!
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by bkool7(m): 6:42pm On Jan 12
kufre2010:
APC HAS DONE THEIR CALCULATIONS AND RELIES THAT AFTER RIGGING PDP WILL GO TO COURT AND WILL GET JUSTICE UNDER THE PRESENT CHIEF JUDGE SO THE PAID THIS DEMONDS TO START THE PROCESS OF HIS REMOVAL. BUHARI IS A HADDEN DEMON

What informed this ur comment?


Have you read the petition?


Even the CJN spokesperson declined to comment without assessing the situation
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by blackmantis: 6:42pm On Jan 12
ARDI in the past defended actions by Buhari — including the alleged purchase of $496 million aircraft from the US without due process.

“The president’s only sin is that he did not seek the approval of NASS for the release of the fund; he did not embezzle it. For anyone to think of impeachment process against him is not right. We have many problems at hand. Violation of a constitutional provision is bad but it is worse to act in an immoral manner,” Dennis Aghanya, the executive secretary, said at the time.

The lawmakers and Judiciary didn't deem it fit to impeach the president when he clearly violated the constitution now he is serving it to them hot.
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by MondayOsunbor(m): 6:59pm On Jan 12
eagleeye2:

He really saw tomorrow


this nnamdi kanu may not be human being he can predict future events in Nigeria with most much accuracy it is mind blowing
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by mechanics(m): 8:04pm On Jan 12
The CJN is a gentle man and doing his work diligently, since he does not have skeleton in his cupboard, the allegations can't hold water.
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by Deepthoughts: 8:13pm On Jan 12
mackay37:
A civil society group, Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), has launched a legal move to remove Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria, TheCable can report.

ARDI has petitioned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), listing a number of allegations against Onnoghen — notably false declaration of assets.

The group said its petition, dated January 7, 2019, became necessary “bearing in mind the imminence of the 2019 General Elections and the overwhelming roles of the Judicial Arm both before and after”.

The petition was stamped “received” by the office of the CCB chairman on January 9, 2019.

The CCB is empowered by the constitution to investigate public officers, after which it would forward its findings to the appropriate body for trial if the allegations are confirmed.

What are the core allegations?

ARDI said Onnoghen “is the owner of sundry accounts primarily funded through cash deposits made by himself up to as recently as 10th August 2016 which appear to have been run in a manner inconsistent with financial transparency and the code of conduct for public officials”.

In the petition seen by TheCable, the group said Onnoghen made five different cash deposits of $10,000 each on March 8, 2011, into Standard Chartered Bank Account 1062650; two separate cash deposits of $5000 each followed by four cash deposits of $10,000 each on June 7, 2011; another set of five separate cash deposits of $10,000 each on June 27, 2011, and four more cash deposits of $10,000 each the following day.



The campaigners said Onnoghen did not declare his assets immediately after taking office, contrary to section 15 (1) of Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act; and that he did not comply with the constitutional requirement for public servants to declare their assets every four years during their career.

Also alleged against him is that his Code of Conduct Bureau Forms (Form CCB 1) for 2014 and 2016 were dated and filed on the same day and the acknowledgement slips were issued for both on December 14, 2016 — at which point, they said, Onnoghen had become the CJN.

Onnoghen assumed office as CJN on March 6, 2017.

ARDI alleged that prior to 2016, Onnoghen appeared “to have suppressed or otherwise concealed the existence of these multiple domiciliary accounts owned by him, as well as the substantial cash balances in them”.

These account balances were listed against his name by ARDI:

The Standard Chartered Bank dollar account 1062650 with a balance of $391,401.28 on January 31, 2011
The Standard Chartered Bank Euro account 5001062686 with a balance of EURO 49,971 .71 on January 31, 2011
The Standard Chartered Bank pound sterling account 5001062679 with a balance of GBP23,409.66 on February 28, 2011.
“It is curious that these domiciliary accounts were not declared in one of the two CCB Forms filed by Justice Onnoghen on the same day, 14th December 2016,” the group said.

ARDI said it believed its petition had established cases of “suspicious financial and other transactions against His Lordship, collusion between His Lordship and various banks related to Suspicious Transactions Reporting (STR) and financial transactions not justifiable by His Lordship’s lawful remuneration at all material times”.



What happens next?

The Code of Conduct Bureau, according to section 3 (e) of the Third Schedule (part 1) of the 1999 constitution, shall “receive complaints about non-compliance with or breach of the provisions of the Code of Conduct or any law in relation thereto, investigate the complaint and, where appropriate, refer such matters to the Code of Conduct Tribunal”.

However, since judicial officers are disciplined by the National Judicial Commission (NJC), it is unlikely the CCB will refer his case to the Code of Conduct Tribunal if the allegations are found to have substance.



It could be referred to NJC, of which Onnoghen is the chairman, but he would have to recuse himself from the process.

If found guilty, he could be asked to vacate his office as CJN, in addition to other punishments.

No chief justice of Nigeria has ever been subjected to trial, although the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has charged judges to court over allegations of graft and money laundering.

An early morning raid was conducted by the secret police on the residences of some judges in 2016 and substantial amounts of money in local and foreign currencies were recovered.

What is the link to elections?

ARDI linked its petition to the elections and the role the judiciary plays in the final outcome, and this could lead to speculation that it is a preemptive move against the bench.

The group said it is “inevitable that His Lordship is also by these acts a likely hostage to the sources of these funds and beholden to or generally corrupted by their clandestine interests which might prove injurious to the Judiciary which he heads, and by extension the nation”.

ARDI in the past defended actions by Buhari — including the alleged purchase of $496 million aircraft from the US without due process.

“The president’s only sin is that he did not seek the approval of NASS for the release of the fund; he did not embezzle it. For anyone to think of impeachment process against him is not right. We have many problems at hand. Violation of a constitutional provision is bad but it is worse to act in an immoral manner,” Dennis Aghanya, the executive secretary, said at the time.

What does Onnoghen think?

When contacted, Awassam Bassey, media aide of Onnoghen, said he had not seen the petition and would not want to comment on the issue.

“I have no comment whatsoever to make on this issue. If the petition was sent to the Code of Conduct Bureau, then they are in the best position to state if the CJN declared his assets or not,” he told TheCable via telephone.

Asked to react to the allegations of foreign accounts, Bassey said: “I have just told you that I haven’t seen the petition. How can I comment on an issue that I don’t know the genesis? I have no comment whatsoever. Thank you.”

In September 2017, Bassey had said Onnoghen had nothing to hide and was open to investigation.

“It is the first time he is being aware of any allegations or intelligence against him, neither has he been invited or called upon to offer any explanation on any impropriety. However, the Hon. CJN wishes to assure the public that he has nothing to hide and is open to investigation,” he had said.

“As a committed patriot who has spent all his adult life in the temple of justice, the Hon. CJN is ready to pay the required price to make the nation a better place.”

A senior lawyer told TheCable that the ruling party “does not trust Onnoghen to do their bidding in rigging the elections and giving judicial affirmation to their shenanigans, as you can see in the court cases that have gone against APC in recent weeks”.

A former governor from the south-south is allegedly behind the petition.








https://www.thecable.ng/exclusive-moves-to-remove-cjn-commence-ahead-of-elections
This is a very good political lesson by the hausa/fulani for the Southerners, buhari Never intended appointing the cj in the first place he was virtually force to accept him by circumstances n now seen the cloudy horizon ahead n the strategic position/role of the cj he has reason that the cj must be done away with by hook or crook,ask Akpabio,Amaechi, oshiomole,keyamo or obono obla n they will tell the cj should not bother because buhari has integrity!.
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by awuf2008: 8:55pm On Jan 12
This is politticslly motivated and no matter what the CJN will complete his term. Nigerians will be not be surprised if Atiku too is charged with one flimsy offense, all to rig the forthcoming election. Nigerians will resist it.
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by BigND(m): 9:07pm On Jan 12
And who is behind ARDI:
“Dennis Aghanya, the author of the petition against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), is President Muhammadu Buhari’s former media aide.

Aghanya is the executive secretary of the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), a civil society group that petitioned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over alleged non-declaration of assets by the CJN.

He was Buhari’s aide between 2009 and 2011 and the pioneer national publicity secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). He is also the founding member of The Buhari Organisation (TBO).

When the national assembly had a face-off with the president over the lack of due process on the purchase of $496 million aircraft from the US, Aghanya appealed to the leadership of the national assembly to show understanding.

“For anyone to think of impeachment process against him is not right. We have many problems at hand. Violation of a constitutional provision is bad but it is worse to act in an immoral manner,” Aghanya had said.

In his recent petition, Aghanya accused the CJN of maintaining domiciliary foreign currencies accounts said to be contrary to relevant laws, especially for public office holders.

The group said its petition became necessary “bearing in mind the imminence of the 2019 General Elections and the overwhelming roles of the Judicial Arm both before and after”.

TheCable had earlier reported that there were moves to remove Onnoghen before the elections.

The trial of the CJN before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) is slated to commence on Monday”.

- The Cable report
Picture of Dennis and Buhari together

Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by gogodaye(m): 10:16pm On Jan 12
It is equally imperative that we dispel the wrong impression making the rounds that the CJN operated prohibited foreign accounts in banks outside the shores of Nigeria which the law prohibits.
The CJN operated foreign domiciliary accounts, which said action in itself is lawful.
However the charges against him assert his nondisclosure of these accounts in his submitted Assets Declaration Forms as well as his failure to make a timely declaration of his assets within the time frames stipulated by law.
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by Fixedgames2314: 11:50pm On Jan 12
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Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by baralatie(m): 12:20am On Jan 13
BigND:
And who is behind ARDI:
“Dennis Aghanya, the author of the petition against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), is President Muhammadu Buhari’s former media aide.

Aghanya is the executive secretary of the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), a civil society group that petitioned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over alleged non-declaration of assets by the CJN.

He was Buhari’s aide between 2009 and 2011 and the pioneer national publicity secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). He is also the founding member of The Buhari Organisation (TBO).

When the national assembly had a face-off with the president over the lack of due process on the purchase of $496 million aircraft from the US, Aghanya appealed to the leadership of the national assembly to show understanding.

“For anyone to think of impeachment process against him is not right. We have many problems at hand. Violation of a constitutional provision is bad but it is worse to act in an immoral manner,” Aghanya had said.

In his recent petition, Aghanya accused the CJN of maintaining domiciliary foreign currencies accounts said to be contrary to relevant laws, especially for public office holders.

The group said its petition became necessary “bearing in mind the imminence of the 2019 General Elections and the overwhelming roles of the Judicial Arm both before and after”.

TheCable had earlier reported that there were moves to remove Onnoghen before the elections.

The trial of the CJN before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) is slated to commence on Monday”.

- The Cable report
Picture of Dennis and Buhari together
and here we have it
Re: ARDI Petitioned The CCB About Onnoghen Not FG - The Cable by asanwafo: 7:35am On Jan 13
Nothing will happen. It is then that you will see what governance is all about

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