Nigeria’s top judge asset declaration trial postponed to January 22

Attorneys, in defense of Nigeria's Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, are pictured at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja, Nigeria January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

ABUJA (Reuters) – A court hearing to consider allegations that the head of Nigeria’s judiciary breached asset declaration rules was adjourned on Monday until Jan. 22, weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he could play a crucial role. Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen did not appear at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) hearing. […]

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