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NJC meets, gives Onnoghen, Ag CJN Muhammad 7 days to respond to petitions against them

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Don’t make justice a commercial commodity to ‘rapacious elite’, CJN urges judges

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has handed the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) seven days ultimatum to respond to a petition filed against him by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

The council equally gave the acting CJN, Ibrahim Mohammed, seven days ultimatum to respond to a petition against him over an alleged breach of NJC rules.

This came following the emergency meeting of the NJC held on Tuesday in Abuja over the recent development in the judiciary arm of Government.

Read also: Agbakoba petitions Supreme Court, demands removal of acting CJN

At the meeting also, NJC referred a petition against Danladi Umar, the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) chairman, to the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).

The body slated February 11, 2019 as the day it will reconvene to discuss further actions on the Onnoghen and Muhammad issue.

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