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S/Court appointments followed guidelines –CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed has debunked the statement credited to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) accusing the leadership of the…

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed has debunked the statement credited to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) accusing the leadership of the judiciary of deliberately obstructing senior lawyers from been appointed to the Supreme Court.
The CJN, according to a statement by his media aide, Ahuraka Isah, said the procedure leading to the appointments to fill vacant seats at the Supreme Court so far followed the revised National Judicial Council (NJC) Guidelines and Procedural Rules for the Appointment of Judicial Officers of all Superior Courts of Record in Nigeria 2014.
The CJN noted that: “On assumption of office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, I directed the National Judicial Council to implement the new Revised NJC Guidelines and Procedural Rules for the Appointment of Judicial Officers of all Superior Courts of Record in Nigeria 2014; and they have strictly been observed in all appointments to all the superior courts so far made.”
 

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