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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by Iselogunise: 1:44am On Jan 28
3millionia:
Look at this ppl, Buhari follow due process restore the CJN then we'll listen to you



its too late sef cos OBJ plan don work, he has successfully got the attention of the international community. i will see how you will deceive world powers you think na children you dey follow play.


its not about APC or PDP its about our and humanity at large

If you think Obj got the attention of the Intl community, I bet you the Intl community responded wrongfully. This same Intl community called us name; fantastically corrupt n poo hole. Its time Africa speaks against the western modern "slavery" where they speak we just nod and admit they are right. No!

Those guyz won't take that in their own country.

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by GoodofNaija: 1:45am On Jan 28
AllenSpencer:



Yes!

This is not cowardice

It's happening in Venezuela as we speak

We will eject all EU and US diplomats away from our country why we expect them to do same too. And we break all trade relations which we are already doing as China is closest to Nigeria even as of date.


I hate when you belittle a great country like Nigeria. War we can't fight, but we know our rights and got the money and allieds to pay. I know of US should hear Russia, US will scamper.

Keep playing the music for your Lord buhari while he is dancing. Very soon he will want to run to Uk for treatment. But he is forming strength now. I hope you will be there physically to defend him when they start dealing with him.

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by goslowgoslow(m): 1:51am On Jan 28
GoodofNaija:


Keep playing the music for your Lord buhari while he is dancing. Very soon he will want to run to Uk for treatment. But he is forming strength now. I hope you will be there physically to defend him when they start dealing with him.
Shame on you! You will be so happy if the outside world deals with your country.
Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by Isoduwa(m): 2:01am On Jan 28
goslowgoslow:

Shame on you! You will be so happy if the outside world deals with your country.






Mikey mouse �

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by AreaFada2: 2:35am On Jan 28
Oblitz:
Simple question, does the constitution provide for such action by the President?
Apparently no.

The National Judicial Council can recommended removal or suspension of CJN to the president OR 2/3rd of the senate in a vote on the floor of NASS. Then the president becomes constrained under the law to act.

But we know that Buhari has flouted NASS ruling (EFCC chairman) and court orders (Dasuki, Al Zazaki and others) where he is normally supposed to obey law makers & the judiciary.

Many Nigerians & especially APC supporters refuse to see that NASS & the Judiciary primarily have legal duties to act as check & balances on the extra-ordinary powers of the executive, NASS to make laws & Judiciary to interpret and dispense justice according to the constitution.

Whatever the failures of people running NASS & the Judiciary, those two institutions are VERY sacred and Nigerians should never play with them at any time. Irrespective of who is the president.

A president can die & Federal policies can change over night with a new president. BUT all NASS members & entire Judiciary people cannot die at once. Their work is a continuum and always evolving to shape a better society and protect our rights and freedoms.

Despite all the power, the president is just one man and he can err easily despite advise from those around him BUT the other arms of government are run by many well educated Nigerians. Two heads are better one.

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by IloveToMess: 2:38am On Jan 28
Hehehe I thought Buhari and his Muslim cabals in power are forming power for USA and uk, Now they have come out with long explanations, rubbish. Buhari should challenge them more, infact he should threaten to destroy them, I know USA and UK will run for their lives. grin grin

Buhari must fall...

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by NOETHNICITY(m): 2:39am On Jan 28
naijapips04:
The Presidency must be very uninformed short of being stupid to hold that the CJN has no part in the election.

For Christ sake who is the final determinant In most election matters. we all know how many elections in Nigeria that has been won at the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile the Presidency is yet to issue a statement on ganduje babariga activities.
Yet again, comprehension problem spotted here
Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by Rollins777(m): 2:50am On Jan 28
deji17:
Sai Buhari.

Too much sense no let Buhari sleep. He has been giving wailers sleepless nights for some time now.
From Jubril of Sudan, to lifeless, to Cabal, and now Dictator.
Too much oxymoron wrapped into one personality.
I hail o.

The letter has showed the desperation all,looking at this letter show that the APC are all tarts,how did we get into this?

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by OYIBN: 2:50am On Jan 28
dhardy09:
Changes nothing as we are Voting out Tyranny next month

You can't decide for millions of Nigerians. You have just ONE VOTE.
Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by connkg(m): 3:00am On Jan 28
Whichever Agencies that investigated this senior lawyer and found him clean enough after vetting should submit names for resignation. The senior lawyer has a BVN. It appears the amounts were linked at the time of form filling.
Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by ALLNIGERIANSMAD(f): 3:05am On Jan 28
deji17:
Sai Buhari.

Too much sense no let Buhari sleep. He has been giving wailers sleepless nights for some time now.
From Jubril of Sudan, to lifeless, to Cabal, and now Dictator.
Too much oxymoron wrapped into one personality.
I hail o.
buhari who can't spell his own name you referred to as too much sense. Continue, empty heas

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by gare(f): 3:22am On Jan 28
Factfinder1:
Thrash

real quick trash, they think they know more than the US, UK and EU, they should stop fooling themselves except they want to be brought out from a hole like Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by IbrahimDamola: 3:30am On Jan 28
The only way to save democracy is to kick out tyrant Buhari.

#BoohariMustGo

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by IbrahimDamola: 3:37am On Jan 28
anonymous1759:


It's all about you Biased mofo, when Jonathan suspended justice Salami and Sanusi our Democracy was not tempered... When Buhari forced Adeosun, bachir lawal to resigned he was a true democrat.
I don't Support Buhari but because of this sh*t pdp is supporting i want APC to win.. pdp and thier supporters can never change... Imagine supporting someone who admitted to a crime. Imagine a whole CJN absenting from a trial it simply show how corrupt he's... You guys don't have any case.. Cover your head in Shame... APC will win the elections... pdp is crying because onoghen was their best shot to over turn the electoral results when taken to court APC out smarted them that the Koko... Biased motherfvuker

Shut up and stop deceiving your Yoruba Muslim skull. You've supported the dullard from day one. You will be both be defeated next month. If dem born you well, carry arms and defend buhari when UN and US invade Abuja to 'gbaagbo' him out the way he invaded Gambia few years ago.

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by GadgetHunter(m): 4:14am On Jan 28
naijapips04:
The Presidency must be very uninformed short of being stupid to hold that the CJN has no part in the election.

For Christ sake who is the final determinant In most election matters. we all know how many elections in Nigeria that has been won at the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile the Presidency is yet to issue a statement on ganduje babariga activities.
see who’s saying the president is uninformed, even falana himself said it, then you out nairaland lawyer is saying both the presidency and falana don’t know law?
Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by couragemurphy(m): 4:52am On Jan 28
Nice write up. PDP always defending criminals
Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by Mathiasa: 5:02am On Jan 28
I think I now understand, well explained.
Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by GiantParrot(m): 6:18am On Jan 28
kirajustice:
@POLITICSNGR

The Nigerian presidency, in a statement sent to PoliticsNGR, has replied the European Union, US and UK on the recent suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Nkanu Onnoghen.

Read the Full Statement, signed by Garba Shehu, below;

"The Presidency notes with interest the coordinated statements of the US, UK and EU linking the suspension of CJN Onnoghen to the conduct of the upcoming elections. We appreciate the concerns voiced by the three statements and accept that the authors of the statements believe they were acting in friendship toward Nigeria with regard to making the statements.

However, we also note that friends, when not properly informed or acting in haste, can indeed make serious mistakes even with the best of intentions. Such is the case here.

The statements by the three seem more driven by unfounded assumptions and to be honest, a certain condescension to this African democracy. This is unfortunate. But this gives us an opportunity to clarify some points in the hope that these three friends reach a deeper understanding of the situation.

The statements by the US, UK and EU speak of their respect for constitutional practice and fair elections. However, the positions they stake tend to contravene rather than strengthen these laudable objectives.

CJN Onnoghen’s situation is one of his own making and, to a large degree, his own choosing.

The CJN was brought before the CCT because of a serious breach of law regarding his assets declaration. This is not a mere technicality like innocently placing a document in a wrong file or mistakenly placing yesterday’s date on a document.

All credible evidence indicates the CJN owned and operated several secret bank accounts. Unexplained large sums of money, exceeding several million dollars have passed through these accounts. Several thousand dollars are currently parked in the accounts. Multiple deposits of equal sums of money were deposited in some of those accounts during the same day. Such rapid and equal deposits are indicative of a person attempting to evade banking reporting laws and regulations.

Thus far, CJN Onnoghen has given no plausible explanation for the funds or for failing to report the subject accounts in his assets declaration despite having ample time and opportunity to explain the omission. Given the amount of money involved and the CJN’s inability to explain the source of the funds, the most plausible explanation at this point is also the most unfortunate explanation. No one did this to CJN Onnoghen. He and he alone is to blame for this turn of events.

Over the years and with great frequency, the authors of the three statements have advised and even chided Nigeria about official corruption. Now we are presented with the sad and unwanted situation where the CJN is discovered to have a vast, unexplained amount of money in his pocket.

Because of this he has been thoroughly discredited. It is untenable that a person in such compromised circumstances would be allowed to preside over the entire judicial system of a great nation. That would travesty the nation and what it stands for.

Had the situation been reversed and the US, UK or any EU member government found that its chief judicial official is the recipient of large sums of money of questionable origin and Nigeria suggested that you retain the person in that position, you would question Nigeria’s bona fides. You also would swiftly move to suspend the official pending final determination of the causes against him.

Not one of your nations would allow a person enmeshed in legal uncertainty to preside over your legal systems until the cloud has been cleared from him. That would incentivize corruption and assault the rule of law.

Thus, the CJN should have and could have helped the process in this regard by recusing himself from the bench until this matter is settled.

Instead, he indefinitely postponed a NJC meeting for no plausible reason except to avoid any consideration of this matter by the NJC.

Again, this calls into question his motives while undermining the normal operations of the judiciary. The CJN cannot be allowed to use his office to shield himself from the normal operation of the law as applied to any other jurist or any other Nigerian for that matter. Such a ruse is effectively an abuse of office. His position is one of utmost public trust; it is not a shield to protect him from the fair consequence of his own actions.

Despite these errors and omissions by the CJN, let us make this very clear, he has not been removed from office. Nor has he been permanently replaced. Those who claim that he has been permanently removed, do so out of imprecision of thought or mischief.

CJN Onnoghen has been suspended pending the final determination of the substantive issues in his matter. The suspension is only temporary. This is only as it should be. He cannot sit as both defendant and umpire in his own matter. No legal system allows for such self-interested adjudication; the US, UK and EU should not now ask us to embrace such an anomaly.

While the three friends seem to give much credence to those who question the constitutionality of the suspension, they seem to give less to those who believe what we did is constitutional and protective of the integrity of the judiciary. Only the three can answer why they have assumed this bias.

Last, the three make a curious direct linkage between the CJN suspension and the elections. However, in Nigerian law there is no such linkage. The CJN does not run the election. Nor is he the first arbiter of any electoral complaints. He and the Supreme Court will only get involved as the final arbiter at the end of the appellate process.

For the authors to link the CJN to the elections in this way is illogical unless they assume that election complaints will be filed and will go all the way to the Supreme Court. Here perhaps they know something about the intentions of certain political actors to which we are not privy.

Yet, even with that, the US , UK and EU should want any such matters to be heard by a Supreme Court led by a CJN without an obvious and outstanding ethical and legal blemish on his ledger. To have such a person preside over any case, would call into question the impartiality of any decision rendered and undermine the rule of law.

This cannot be what these three friends of Nigeria intended. Thus, they should do a bit more research on this matter and refrain from being too hastily attracted by the arguments of those who have partisan agenda at odds with the government’s positions on most matters and who thus hope to use this issue as a new arrow in their quiver of partisan contestations."

https://politicsngr.com/breaking-will-presidency-replies-eu-uk-us-cjns-suspension/


I have great dislike for Buhari. But the writer of this statement has my unreserved respect. I am neither Yoruba nor Hausa/Fulani. I am a full-blooded South-South indigene. Onnoghen and the hopelessly corrupt souls who lend him their support can go to blazes for all I care. He has a case to answer in court. Men like him, if guilty, must be brought down for the rule of law to take root in this society.

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by michoim(m): 6:34am On Jan 28
What a great response!

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by Jesusloveyou(m): 6:52am On Jan 28
Oblitz:
Simple question, does the constitution provide for such action by the President?
does constitution provide for cjn hanky panky?

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Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by Jesusloveyou(m): 7:05am On Jan 28
AreaFada2:

Apparently no.

The National Judicial Council can recommended removal or suspension of CJN to the president OR 2/3rd of the senate in a vote on the floor of NASS. Then the president becomes constrained under the law to act.

But we know that Buhari has flouted NASS ruling (EFCC chairman) and court orders (Dasuki, Al Zazaki and others) where he is normally supposed to obey law makers & the judiciary.

Many Nigerians & especially APC supporters refuse to see that NASS & the Judiciary primarily have legal duties to act as check & balances on the extra-ordinary powers of the executive, NASS to make laws & Judiciary to interpret and dispense justice according to the constitution.

Whatever the failures of people running NASS & the Judiciary, those two institutions are VERY sacred and Nigerians should never play with them at any time. Irrespective of who is the president.

A president can die & Federal policies can change over night with a new president. BUT all NASS members & entire Judiciary people cannot die at once. Their work is a continuum and always evolving to shape a better society and protect our rights and freedoms.

Despite all the power, the president is just one man and he can err easily despite advise from those around him BUT the other arms of government are run by many well educated Nigerians. Two heads are better one.
nass make Law, judiciary interpret law
cct verify asset declaration according to the constitution,
njc does not verify asset.
can cjn investigate himself?
Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by Kenturkey048(m): 7:10am On Jan 28
Votewisely2019:
I agree with presidency on this one. My only concern is why has presidency been silent on other corruption cases like that of akpabio, amaechi, ganduje, babachir, abba Kyari, kemi adeosun, oshiomole etc.
those names u mentioned is the exact reason why people are disturbed..nobody is telling the president not to suspend the CJN..the question is that why is he so quick in doing this,when others before the cjn saga are still lingering around,if he truly dnt have evil plans....
Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by olaade714: 7:12am On Jan 28
nigerians are really funny and un-informed, us, uk ane eu that can't do anything reading jamal khasshogi killing, lol, who told u that trump cares about humanity, he is all about the cash.
Re: Presidency Replies EU, UK And US On CJN's Suspension (Full Statement) by olaade714: 7:13am On Jan 28
nigerians are really funny and un-informed, us, uk and eu that can't do anything regarding jamal khasshogi killing, lol, who told u that trump cares about humanity, he is all about the cash.

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