Posts Tagged ‘NJC’

Oshiomhole’s suspension: Lawyer drags judge before NJC

by Seun Adeuyion March 8, 2020
A legal practitioner, Andrew Emwanta, has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) over the ruling of Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Kano, over-ruling the suspension of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole from office. Emwamta described the setting aside of an order of an Abuja court by Justice Allagoa as […]

Steven Kefas: Rights Group Calls For NJC Investigation Of Kaduna’s Justice Mairo Mohammed

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 9, 2019
A group, Citizens For Steven Kefas, has asked the Nigeria Judicial Council, NJC, to investigate the plight of Steven Kefas who has been imprisoned in the past 139 days over unfounded allegations. Kefas is being detained for criticising Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna state governor over the devastation of Southern Kaduna communities, banditry and herdsmen’s killings, […]

NJC applauds Buhari for accepting Onnoghen’s voluntary retirement

by Ikokwu Ikembaon June 10, 2019
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s acceptance of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen’s voluntary retirement. NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, made this known in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, the council held an Emergency Meeting on Monday to take formal note of the acceptance […]

NJC recommended Justice Onnoghen’s compulsory retirement – Buhari

by Ikokwu Ikembaon June 4, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally opened up on the National Judicial Council’s recommendation on the erstwhile Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The court documents filed on behalf of the Federal Government, Attorney General of the Federation and Buhari revealed that the NJC recommended Onnoghen’s compulsory retirement. The documents obtained by The PUNCH on […]

The Rise Of Tanko Muhammad, JSC, From Acting CJN To ‘Permanent’ Acting CJN: We Saw It Coming ~ Intersociety

by Ikokwu Ikembaon April 20, 2019
Intersociety: 20th April 2019: From the report of the Premium Times few hours ago, the three months interim tenure of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr. Justice Tanko Muhammad, scheduled to expire on 25th April 2019, just been extended by the President on controversial recommendation of the NJC. The second 90 days extension elapses […]

BREAKING: Buhari extends Tanko Muhammad’s tenure as CJN

by Ikokwu Ikembaon April 20, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the appointment of Tanko Muhammad as the acting chief justice of Nigeria by another three months. Mr Buhari sent the recommendation to the National Judicial Council and the supervisory body approved the appointment on Thursday, a spokesperson for the NJC, Soji Oye, said in a statement on Saturday. Mr Muhammad […]