National Judicial Council News

Postponement has undermined polls’ credibility

The Committee’s recommendation, which the Government rejected is that, as respect the chairman, the deputy chairman and the member representing each of the six geopolitical zones, the National Judicial Council (NJC) should : advertise the positions spelling out requisite qualifications; receive applications (nominations) from the general public; shortlist three persons for each position; and send the nominations to the National Council of State to select one from the shortlist and forward to the Senate for confirmation.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 19, 2019

Postponement has undermined polls’ credibility – Nwabueze

The Committee’s recommendation, which the Government rejected is that, as respect the chairman, the deputy chairman and the member representing each of the six geopolitical zones, the National Judicial Council (NJC) should : advertise the positions spelling out requisite qualifications; receive applications (nominations) from the general public; shortlist three persons for each position; and send the nominations to the National Council of State to select one from the shortlist and forward to the Senate for confirmation.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 19, 2019

Limits of the principle that no one is above the law | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

If the authorities are unwilling to discontinue the prosecution, then, some way must be found to obviate or minimize the disgrace and degradation which it (i.e. the prosecution) inflicts on the office of the CJN; this may require resort to the power vested in the National Judicial Council (NJC) by the Constitution to discipline judicial officers accused of “misconduct”.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 18, 2019

‘Independence of judiciary should not be toyed with but reinforced’ | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

And I think in the case of the judiciary, it is with a view to further strengthening their independence and ensuring none- interference, that the National Judicial Council (NJC) was also separately provided for in the constitution.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 18, 2019

2019 Elections: Atiku slams N2bn suit against Buhari, demands public apology

“That in further usurpation of the Constitutional functions of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Buhari swore in an illegal Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed”, Atiku added.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 18, 2019

Imperative of strengthening judicial integrity

Undoubtedly, the erosion of ethics in the bench and bar is emblematic of the dysfunction of the National Judicial Council and the Nigeria Bar Association.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 16, 2019

Acting CJN’s inauguration violated court order, party tells NJC

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Action People’s Party has asked the National Judicial Council to immediately suspend the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, and recommend him for immediate retirement.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 15, 2019

Onnoghen: Agbakoba replies NBA, insists CCT chairman Umar isn’t a judicial officer

According to him, “With regard to the prayer of the petitioner for an appropriate sanction against the chairman, it is important to note that the chairman and members of the tribunal, not being judicial officers, are not constitutionally subject to any disciplinary proceedings by either the National Judicial Council or the Federal Judicial Service Commission but the Presidency.

Daily Post , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning

He reminded the CCT that there is now before the National Judicial Council, a petition against Justice Walter Onnogen on exactly the same charges at the CCT.

Daily Post , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019

Nigeria tribunal issues arrest warrant for top judge before elections

Onnoghen, also faces a query from Nigeria’s top legal body, the National Judicial Council.

The Star , Kenya Feb 14, 2019