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Monday, 28 January 2019

NJC Holds Emergency Meeting Over CJN Suspension

Following the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria, an emergency meeting has summouned by the National Judicial Council (NJC). The meeting is to hold on Monday 28th January 2019.

According to intel, Neither suspended Justice Onnoghen and thr acting CJN, Ibrahim Mohammed would be allowed to preside over the meeting.

The NJC is an organ of the judiciary that is responsible for the Appointment, Promotion and Discipline of Judicial Officers.

It was in 2016, responsible for the nomination of Justice Onnoghen to President Buhari to be confirmed as the 17th CJN.

President Buhari had on Friday, suspended Onnoghen and swore in the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Tanko Muhammad, as the Acting CJN. He based the decision on corruption allegations pending against Onnoghen.

The action had elicited varied reactions both within and outside the country, coming too close to a general election that will kick-start next month

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