NJC RECOMMENDS CONFIRMATION OF MUHAMMAD AS SUBSTANTIVE CJN

The Acting CJN, Hon Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed Eight other Justices as heads of courts Alex Enumah in Abuja The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Wednesday recommended Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The Council took the decision to recommend Justice Muhammad at an emergency meeting held Wednesday July 10 in Abuja. According to a statement from the NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, the meeting which was initially presided over by Justice Umaru Abdullahi, apart from the appointment…

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ACTING CHIEF JUDGE CRIES, SAYS HER FAITH IS THE REASON WHY SHE HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED, PETITIONS NJC

The Acting Chief Judge of Kebbi State, Esther Asabe Karatu, has written a petition to the National Judicial Council over Governor Atiku Bagudu’s alleged refusal to confirm her as substantive chief judge of the state. In the petition obtained by Daily Nigerian, the acting chief judge said politics of religion and her firm belief in justice and fairness were some of the reasons the state governor denied her rights despite the recommendation of NJC. On January 17, 2019, the Kebbi State House of Assembly also confirmed Mrs Karatu as substantive…

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ATIKU MAY DRAG BULKACHUWA BEFORE NJC OVER DELAY IN APPOINTING REPLACEMENT ON ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL

Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) May petition NJC Alex Enumah in Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is weighing his options on how to get the Court of Appeal, which is serving as the tribunal of first instance, to proceed with the hearing of his petition, challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election. The hearing of the petition suffered a major setback on May 22 when the President…

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ONNOGHEN: COURT SUMMONS BUHARI, ACTING CJN OTHERS

A Federal High Court in Abuja has summoned President Muhammadu Buhari, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad and others to appear before the court over the removal of former CJN Walter Onnoghen. Justice Inyang Ekwo on Friday also directed members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC), the Federal Government of the Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation, and the Senate to appear before the court to show cause why an order to restrain them from initiating the confirmation of the acting CJN as…

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NJC TENDERS CODE OF CONDUCT FOR JUDGES AT SACKED JUSTICE YUNUSA’S TRIAL

The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Thursday tendered a copy of the Revised Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of Nigeria at the resumed trial of former Justice Mohammed Yunusa, a dismissed Judge of the Federal High Court. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the document was tendered before an Ikeja Special Offences Court by a subpoenaed witness, Ms Fatima Gamawa, a Senior Legal Officer of the NJC. Yunusa is standing trial alongside one Esther Agbo, a staff of the law chambers of Mr Rickey Tarfa (SAN). Yunusa…

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ONNOGHEN’S NAME REMOVED FROM LIST OF NJC MEMBERS

Bode-Rhodes Vivour to be named deputy chairman Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice Walter Onnoghen’s name has been removed from the National Judicial Council’s members’ list, preparing the ground for a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, to emerge as the council’s deputy chairman, The PUNCH reports. The altered membership list of the NJC was observed on the council’s website at about 7.15pm on Sunday. The list, displaying 23 members instead of the full membership of 24, shows that the council has yet to have a deputy chairman as constitutionally…

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NJC EXTENDS APPOINTMENT OF ACTING CJN, MOHAMMED BY 3 MONTHS

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the appointment of Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, by three months. NJC spokesman, Soji Oye, hinted this in a statement issued on Saturday. The spokesman of the Council was reacting to a report that the body will meet to deliberate on extension of the acting CJN. Soji Oye said the council met and approved Buhari’s request to extend the appointment of Muhammad by three months. According to the statement , “The…

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