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Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by PaChukwudi44: 6:03pm On Jan 12
The president has no constitutional powers to either sack or replace the CJN.Only the national judicial council headed by the CJN himself has such powers.By filing these spurious charges against the CJN the president is only trying to force him to step aside on moral grounds while his CCT trial subsists.However until he is convicted by either the CCT or the NJC,there is no constitutional provision that the CJN must step aside.Like the senate president Saraki he can still remain in power and fight the corruption charges.

I join well meaning Nigerians in prevailing upon the CJN Onnogen not to succumb to blackmail of election riggers by resigning or stepping aside but sit tight in office

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by baralatie(m): 6:10pm On Jan 12
another legal Russian roulette

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by baralatie(m): 6:13pm On Jan 12
meaning the executive arm of government has gone beyond its powers and has acted in a manner that is counter productive.
This is coming days to a national election and the v.p is a proffesor of law.

Na wa o

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by livelymatilda22: 6:13pm On Jan 12
Lol

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by seunmsg(m): 6:17pm On Jan 12
The hypocrisy of some of you wailers stinks. Jonathan removed the then president of the court of appeal and you all supported him. Why are you now crying over Onnoghen? If Onnoghen has nothing to hide, he should simply recuse himself from presiding over the activities of the Supreme Court till CCT decide his case. Every justices that had been accused of corruption in the past all stepped aside till their cases were disposed. Onnoghen cannot be an exception.

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by docadams: 6:21pm On Jan 12
PaChukwudi44:
The president has no constitutional powers to either sack or replace the CJN.Only the national judicial council headed by the CJN himself has such powers.By filing these spurious charges against the CJN the president is only trying to force him to step aside on moral grounds while his CCT trial subsists.However until he is convicted by either the CCT or the NJC,there is no constitutional provision that the CJN must step aside.Like the senate president Saraki he can still remain in power and fight the corruption charges.

I join well meaning Nigerians in prevailing upon the CJN Onnogen not to succumb to blackmail of election riggers by resigning or stepping aside but sit tight in office

So disappointed in you for this infantile post. Please grow up. Case stems from a petition by a CSO to CCB to investigate the CJN. It has no bearing with the presidency.

https://www.nairaland.com/4956387/ardi-petitioned-ccb-onnoghen-not

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by tinsel: 6:22pm On Jan 12
Chukwudi who told you he is sacking him. It is an issue of morality if he can stand in the dock and still be the supreme court chief judge. The best is for him to step aside on his own accord pending the determination of the case like the other judges when they were on trial.

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by PaChukwudi44: 6:22pm On Jan 12
seunmsg:
The hypocrisy of some of you wailers stinks. Jonathan removed the president of the court of appeal and you all supported him. Why are you now crying over Onnoghen?
He was removed by the NJC.Not GEJ.Onnogen is going no where

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by PaChukwudi44: 6:24pm On Jan 12
tinsel:
Chukwudi who told you he is sacking him. It is an issue of morality if he can stand in the dock and still be the supreme court chief judge. The best is for him to step aside on his own accord pending the determination of the case like the other judges when they were on trial.
To hell with your APC morality,He is not resigning

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by seunmsg(m): 6:25pm On Jan 12
PaChukwudi44:

He was removed by the NJC.Not GEJ.Onnogen is going no where


Ayo Salami was initially suspended by NJC at the prompting of Jonathan. NJC later cancelled the suspension and recalled him but Jonathan refused to reinstate him back to office. You don’t have to lie to make your point.

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by baralatie(m): 6:27pm On Jan 12
seunmsg:
The hypocrisy of some of you wailers stinks. Jonathan removed the then president of the court of appeal and you all supported him. Why are you now crying over Onnoghen? If Onnoghen has nothing to hide, he should simply recuse himself from presiding over the activities of the Supreme Court till CCT decide his case. Every justices that had been accused of corruption in the past all stepped aside till their cases were disposed. Onnoghen cannot be an exception.
The CJN holds office at the pleasure of the Nigerian constitution and can only be removed from office by death or on attainment of age 70 whichever occurs first or by impeachment by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which requires a super majority of the members of the Nigerian

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by CilicMarin: 6:27pm On Jan 12
PaChukwudi44:
The president has no constitutional powers to either sack or replace the CJN.Only the national judicial council headed by the CJN himself has such powers.By filing these spurious charges against the CJN the president is only trying to force him to step aside on moral grounds while his CCT trial subsists.However until he is convicted by either the CCT or the NJC,there is no constitutional provision that the CJN must step aside.Like the senate president Saraki he can still remain in power and fight the corruption charges.

I join well meaning Nigerians in prevailing upon the CJN Onnogen not to succumb to blackmail of election riggers by resigning or stepping aside but sit tight in office

Mention one Judge or Justice anywhere in the world that is standing trials, and still adjudicate in court?

Justice Salami, the former Appeal Court President was suspended even by Jonathan..

SARAKI's case, and CJN's are world apart..

Chukwurdi na night school you go?

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by CilicMarin: 6:28pm On Jan 12
Justice Onnoghen Nyesom Wike is finished.....PDP should hire him as their attorney...

Good Riddance!

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by docadams: 6:28pm On Jan 12
seunmsg:


Ayo Salami was initially suspended by NJC at the prompting of Jonathan. NJC later cancelled the suspension and recalled him but Jonathan refused to reinstate him back to office. You don’t have to lie to make your point.

PaChukwudi brain is high in IQ but memory is in microbytes

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by MadamExcellency: 6:30pm On Jan 12
CilicMarin:


Mention one Judge or Justice anywhere in the world that is standing trials, and still adjucate in court?

Justice Salami, the former Appeal Court President was suspended even by Jonathan..

SARAKI's case, and CJN's are world apart..

Chukwurdi na night school you go?

In Nigeria, it is abnormal and against convention to put any Justice on trial without first reporting him to NBA for investigation.

No. Judge will convict any Justice in Nigeria if the NBA never recommend such a one to the Executive for prosecution hence any court case against any Justice by the Executive in Nigeria is dead on arrival.
Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by CilicMarin: 6:31pm On Jan 12
baralatie:

The CJN holds office at the pleasure of the Nigerian constitution and can only be removed from office by death or on attainment of age 70 whichever occurs first or by impeachment by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which requires a super majority of the members of the Nigerian


He can remain dormant just like justice Ngwuta, but will dare not preside any case in Supreme court...

He will definitely Step aside next week...trust me! grin

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by seunmsg(m): 6:31pm On Jan 12
baralatie:

The CJN holds office at the pleasure of the Nigerian constitution and can only be removed from office by death or on attainment of age 70 whichever occurs first or by impeachment by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which requires a super majority of the members of the Nigerian


We are only asking him to step aside pending the determination of his case by CCT. Someone undergoing criminal trial cannot preside over the Supreme Court. What if the case gets to the Supreme Court, do you want him to be the judge in his own case?

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by GenSpecifics: 6:31pm On Jan 12
PaChukwudi44:
The president has no constitutional powers to either sack or replace the CJN.Only the national judicial council headed by the CJN himself has such powers.By filing these spurious charges against the CJN the president is only trying to force him to step aside on moral grounds while his CCT trial subsists.However until he is convicted by either the CCT or the NJC,there is no constitutional provision that the CJN must step aside.Like the senate president Saraki he can still remain in power and fight the corruption charges.

I join well meaning Nigerians in prevailing upon the CJN Onnogen not to succumb to blackmail of election riggers by resigning or stepping aside but sit tight in office

They will then blackmail for murder and get Justice Abang or that Ab0ki judge in Abuja to have him remanded in police custody for 1 month.

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by SternProphet: 6:33pm On Jan 12
PaChukwudi44:
The president has no constitutional powers to either sack or replace the CJN.Only the national judicial council headed by the CJN himself has such powers.By filing these spurious charges against the CJN the president is only trying to force him to step aside on moral grounds while his CCT trial subsists.However until he is convicted by either the CCT or the NJC,there is no constitutional provision that the CJN must step aside.Like the senate president Saraki he can still remain in power and fight the corruption charges.

I join well meaning Nigerians in prevailing upon the CJN Onnogen not to succumb to blackmail of election riggers by resigning or stepping aside but sit tight in office

He will step down. You have to think. It is blackmail yes but a very very effective one. You have to pray for the Chief Judge. Corruption weakens people that's the bitter lesson and Buhari is now a patient chess master. If you are corrupt , you are defenceless.

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by PaChukwudi44: 6:33pm On Jan 12
docadams:


So disappointed in you for this infantile post. Please grow up. Case stems from a petition by a CSO to CCB to investigate the CJN. It has no bearing with the presidency.

https://www.nairaland.com/4956387/ardi-petitioned-ccb-onnoghen-not
Whether the petition Came from ghosts or presidency only the NJC headed by himself has the powers to remove him

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by magoo10(m): 6:33pm On Jan 12
seunmsg:


We are only asking him to step aside pending the determination of his case by CCT. Someone undergoing criminal trial cannot preside over the Supreme Court. What if the case gets to the Supreme Court, do you want him to be the judge in his own case?
no be only step aside na dance step wey he go do. Dreamers

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by MadamExcellency: 6:34pm On Jan 12
seunmsg:


We are only asking him to step aside pending the determination of his case by CCT. Someone undergoing criminal trial cannot preside over the Supreme Court. What if the case gets to the Supreme Court, do you want him to be the judge in his own case?

He can never step down because the NJC never referred him to the Executive for prosecution.

More also, who will stop him from presiding over the Supreme Court?

This is what is called constitutional crisis in a democracy.

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by CilicMarin: 6:34pm On Jan 12
MadamExcellency:


In Nigeria, it is abnormal and against convention to put any Justice on trial without first reporting him to NBA for investigation.


That is why he is being tried under CCB act! Non declaration of asset.

The question is, is he under immunity from criminal prosection?

Can you quote any section of the Constitution, that says an individual must be reported to an association before arraignment for criminal offence?

Is NBA a Law Court or the Police? Are they a creation of the Constitution?

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by PaChukwudi44: 6:35pm On Jan 12
SternProphet:


He will step down. You have to think. It is blackmail yes but a very very effective one. You have to pray for the Chief Judge. Corruption weakens people that's the bitter lesson and Buhari is now a patient chess master. If you are corrupt , you are defenceless.
Bros he will not.Saraki did not step down and heavens did not fall

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by CilicMarin: 6:35pm On Jan 12
MadamExcellency:


He can never step down because the NBA never referred him to the Executive for prosecution.

More also, who will stop him from presiding over the Supreme Court?

All these are just ramblings....where is justice Ngwuta? Is he still in the Supreme court?

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by Nobody: 6:36pm On Jan 12
grin

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by PaChukwudi44: 6:36pm On Jan 12
CilicMarin:


That is why he is being tried under CCB act! Non declaration of asset.

The question is, is he under immunity from criminal prosection?

Can you quote any section of the Constitution, that says an individual must be reported to an association before arraignment for criminal offence?

Is NBA a Law Court or the Police? Are they a creation of the Constitution?
Likewise there is no portion of the constitution mandating him to resign or step aside.APC have entered one chance here

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by PaChukwudi44: 6:37pm On Jan 12
CilicMarin:


All these are just ramblings....where is justice Ngwuta? Is he still in the Supreme court?
Of course he is

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by PaChukwudi44: 6:38pm On Jan 12
MadamExcellency:


He can never step down because the NBA never referred him to the Executive for prosecution.

More also, who will stop him from presiding over the Supreme Court?

This is what is called constitutional crisis in a democracy.
allow them to fool themselves resignation indeed

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by eagleeye2: 6:40pm On Jan 12
Leave them make them they foõl themselves

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by CilicMarin: 6:40pm On Jan 12
seunmsg:


Ayo Salami was initially suspended by NJC at the prompting of Jonathan. NJC later cancelled the suspension and recalled him but Jonathan refused to reinstate him back to office. You don’t have to lie to make your point.

Who even told him, some of the justices in the Supreme doesn't have a hand in his predicament? grin grin

Like I said, it is an ambush, and the FG played it very well....the man is a major obstacle to the fight against corruption..

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Re: Buhari Has No Powers To Sack The CJN by MadamExcellency: 6:40pm On Jan 12
CilicMarin:


That is why he is being tried under CCB act! Non declaration of asset.

The question is, is he under immunity from criminal prosection?

Can you quote any section of the Constitution, that says an individual must be reported to an association before arraignment for criminal offence?

Is NBA a Law Court or the Police? Are they a creation of the Constitution?

The Executive and Judiciary are equal arm of the government.

Any institution that is a court can't try him before NJC says so.

CCB is not even a court, their work is reconciliation of declaration and referral to CCT should the individual fails to update the declarations accordingly.

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