Jiti Ogunye

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From left: Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; INEC National Commissioners, Mr Festus Okoye; Dr Mustafa Lecky and Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, during the visit of Long Term ECOWAS Observer's delegation to INEC headquarters in Abuja on Monday (21/1/19). 00705/21/1/2019/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

ANALYSIS: INEC and the legality of withholding certificate of return

A senior lawyer, Jiti Ogunye, has stated that electoral commission, INEC, has the power to withhold a certificate of return for an election under some circumstances. Mr Ogunye stated this amid the controversy surrounding the decision of INEC to withhold the certificate of return from Governor Rochas Okorocha. PREMIUM TIMES…

Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

ANALYSIS: Suspension of CJN Onnoghen: An illegal executive coup against a recalcitrant chief judicial officer

On Friday, January 25, 2019, the President of Nigeria , Muhammadu Buhari, suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Nkannu Samuel Onnoghen from office, and immediately administered the judicial oath of office to the most senior Supreme Court Justice , next in rank to him, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

ANALYSIS: Reviewing the correctness of filing charges against CJN Onnoghen

THE CHARGE AND PLANNED ARRAIGNMENT OF THE HON. CHIEF JUSTICE WALTER ONOGHEN BEFORE THE CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL Our attention has been drawn to the trending news that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onoghen, has been charged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, based on a petition submitted to…

Abdulrasheed Maina

ANALYSIS: Abdulrasheed Maina’s Sack: The Legal Issues, By Jiti Ogunye

While we commend President Muhammadu Buhari for dousing the anger in the land which emanated from the surreptitious and scandalous recall, absorption and promotion of Abdulrasheed Maina as a director in the Ministry of Interior, we are compelled to ask the critical question whether the president can lawfully direct the…

Prosecute [not just Sack] Abba Moro For Recruitment Tragedy, By Jiti Ogunye

On Saturday, 15th of March, 2014, the ides of March, the Ministry of Internal Affairs ( Interior),  Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), and the public officers responsible for the Ministry and NIS, principally Abba Moro, the Interior Minister  and David Parradang, the Comptroller General of Immigrations jointly and severally killed, at…

Kutigi, the Conscientious Dissenter and the National Conference, By Jiti Ogunye

Hon. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, CJN (Rtd.) was on Monday, March 3, 2014 rightly appointed the Chairman of  the National Conference being convened by President Goodluck Jonathan. He was the  Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) between January 30th, 2007 and December 30th, 2009. He was appointed a High Court Judge…

Sorry, the President Cannot suspend a CBN Governor! By Jiti Ogunye

Since, this news platform, Premium Times, published our intervention entitled " Sanusi's Suspension is Illegal and Unconstitutional" on Friday, February 21, 2014, a number of persons, in reaction to the article, have asked whether, having regard to the provisions of the Interpretation Act, the President can, legally, suspend  a CBN…

Sanusi’s Suspension is Illegal and Unconstitutional, By Jiti Ogunye

Monday morning, February 20th, President Goodluck Jonathan suspended Nigeria's  Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, from office. Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, announcing the suspension said to have ordered Mr. Sanusi to hand over to the most senior Deputy Governor of the Bank, Sarah…

Are NNPC and PPPRA immune to Legislative and Presidential Oversight? By Jiti Ogunye

These are interesting times. On Thursday, February 13th 2014, at the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the $20 billion oil money which Mr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS), Central Bank of Nigeria's Governor alleged had been diverted, misappropriated or was not remitted or accounted for, by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation…

National Industrial Court and Judicial Absolutism in Nigeria, By Jiti Ogunye

Before the listing of the National Industrial Court (NIC) as a superior court of record and the definition of the Court's jurisdiction in the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria,  a lot of persuasive arguments  were made in  the legal ( Bar and Bench) and labour circles in Nigeria in support of …

Supplementary Election is Illegal and Unconstitutional, By Jiti Ogunye

In attempting to manage the deliberately contrived inconclusive election crisis in Anambra State Governorship Election held on Saturday, 16th of November, 2013, INEC has, after "releasing the results " of the inconclusive election, stated that a " supplementary election" will be conducted in 15 Local Government Areas of the State…

Legal Implications of Jonathan’s Pardon, By Jiti Ogunye

On Tuesday, 12th March, 2012, the President, Goodluck Jonathan, with the backing of the Council of State, granted pardon, under Section 175 of the Constitution-the prerogative of mercy provision- to Chief Dipreye Alamieyeisegha, Gen. Oladipupo Diya, Mr. Shettima Bulama, Gen. Musa Yar'Adua (late), and Major-General Abdulkareem Adisa (late). The Council…

The Ikeja police piggery, issues beyond rehabilitation, By Jiti Ogunye

The Ikeja Police College, the premier police training institution in Nigeria, is in the news. It has been since the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, paid an unscheduled visit to it last week. The visit followed a very revealing report by Channels Television, Lagos.  The report which exposed the unbelievable rot…

CBN’s statutory autonomy, powers of the National Assembly and the rule of law By Jiti Ogunye

The writer argues that the CBN does not have absolute powers under its CBN Act as claimed by some. (more…)