Njc 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

Imperative of strengthening judicial integrity

The Njc seems to be a divided house, loudly expressed in Acting CJN Ibrahim Muhammad’s acceptance of his new role.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 16, 2019

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

The party made the call in a petition dated February 11, 2019 and addressed to the interim Chairman of the Njc, Justice Umaru Abdullahi.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 15, 2019

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

In his response dated February 6, 2019, and marked CCT/HQ/FJSC/S/01, Umar contended that neither the FJSC nor the Njc, has the constitutional powers to query his actions.

Daily Post , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019

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

Human right lawyer, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, has reacted to the bench warrant issued by the the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, Reacting in a terse statement, Agbakoba stated that the CCT went too far by issuing the arrest warrant, despite that its jurisdiction to try the case has been challenged by the Njc.

Daily Post , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019

CCT orders arrest of Justice Onnoghen | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

•’It’s subversion of rule of law, due process’ • Njc issues fresh query to Muhammad • Council probes allegations against suspended, acting CJNs •Drama as CCB fails to produce el-Rufai’s asset declaration documents The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) yesterday ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Director General, Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest and produce the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, in court within 48 hours.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 13, 2019

FALSE Assets Declaration Charge: Why CCT ordered Police, DSS to arrest Onnoghen

Njc sets up 5-man probe panel, says allegations worth investigating …Feb 25 date for Onnoghen’s appeal; CCT has gone too far, says Agbakoba By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA —The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, yesterday, ordered key security agencies to arrest the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and produce him for trial tomorrow.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 13, 2019