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Monday, June 10, 2019

Buhari Accepts Onnoghen's Retirement As Chief Justice + N2.5 Billion In Retirement Package

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally accepted the retirement letter of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.







Onnoghen has been enmeshed in a false asset declaration scandal since January 2019, as upon resuming office as CJN, failed to declare a domiciliary US dollar account, a domiciliary euro account, a domiciliary (pound sterling) account, an e-saver savings (naira) account and a naira account, all maintained with Standard Chartered Bank (Nig.) Ltd in Abuja as part of the compulsory asset declaration form.

Onnoghen, 68, was due for retirement in 2020, but he turned in his resignation letter as CJN on April 4, 2019, to save himself from prosecution.

In a statement on Saturday, President Buhari said he had accepted the ‘voluntary retirement’ of Onnoghen and thanked him for his service to the country.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria, effective from May 28, 2019.
The President thanked Justice Onnoghen for his service to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best of retirement life''.


The NJC had recommended Onnoghen for compulsory retirement after deliberating on a petition by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleging “financial impropriety, infidelity to the constitution and other economic and financial crimes related laws”.

His retirement benefits in cash and kind will cost taxpayers about N2.5 billion.

As part of the package for retired chief justice, a house will be built for him in Abuja with a nine-digit sum for furnishing — in addition to a severance gratuity that is 300% of his annual basic salary of N3,363,972.50, as well as pension for life. He is also entitled to a number of domestic staff and sundry allowances for personal upkeep.



Meanwhile, President Buhari has ordered the Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad to appoint five new justices for the Supreme Court.
from sahara reporters.

21 comments:

  1. does judges of other developed nation gets dis much

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  2. All na wash. He go accept am na. Him don't rig election na.

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  3. Jesus Christ! The way we award impunity in this country ehn. 2.5billion! Yet some states can't pay salaries, pensioners are not paid, the police force is a disgrace, no infrastructure, zero good hospitals yet one man is going away with 2.5billion and other freebies!

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    1. If he doesn't give, trouble, if he gives, trouble. What do you people want?

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    2. @ 14:24 So because his severance package is been calculated, they should package our national treasury and give to him?
      2.5billion! Nothing justifies that amount.

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    3. ...and this is a country that says it wants to move forward.

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  4. Is this not too much when an average Nigerian can barely feed. It is well with Nigeria

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  5. 2.5billion 😳. This more than Cross River State allocation.

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  6. Can you see how selfish these people are? Only reason why we are forced to pay tax, only reason also they all clamour for positions like this.Also note that this man has never touched his salary since assuming office as a payment of over 5million was paid to him monthly which he refused to state it's source. Also, his resigning means the monies found will be forfeited by the government. What a country, this is what we pray for instead of holding them accountable.

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  7. Congrats to him. This is just to shut him up.

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  8. And all the people fighting n cussing federal govt cos of this man won't get shishi, 😂😂😂 food dem never see chop and they were shouting..hahahahahahaa,onnoghen n pmb, birds of a feather...they knew what they were doing all along.

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    1. Don't we as a country deserve what the Government is dishing?😁😁😁😁😁
      Tomorrow now, we will troupe out to fight wey no concern us. Who suffers at the end, us.

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    1. Real what?
      The thing tire me
      It is colossal
      Chai

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  10. Those who drafted our constitution or some of this laws are our number one enemy. I tire for this nation. Which one is forfeit your position then we pardon you type of a tin, take him to court, if he's guilty punish him, collect some of the stuffs that are certified ill gotten but no some elites and some political parties will be cryin foul. then if he wasnt guilty pay him damages and let him continue his position. Just imagine a British big office holder have this type of allegations on his neck, do you think he will still be entitled to this mouth watering package.. LORD pls allow Africans Masses in to your heaven, we don too suffer.

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    1. Well said. If they REALLY had a case against him, why not pursue it to its logical conclusion. If not, they shd be talking of paying damages with a public apology tendered and the man re-instated in office. The retirement thing with such a ridiculous sum attached in a country that can barely pay salaries and pensions to its teaming workforce is just insane!

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  11. Enter your comment...with that amount I just dey weak

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