Random Pagan Verse:
Fortunate is he who is favored in his lifetime
With praise and words of wisdom:
Evil counsel is often given
By those of evil heart,

Author Topic: Tension in judiciary as Buhari keeps mum on recommendation of new CJN  (Read 107 times)

Offline Ereporter (OP)

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Sep 2014
  • Posts: 796
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

– There are fears that there may be vacuum in the leadership of the Nigerian judiciary in the coming days

– This is due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s disposition towards the selection of a new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)

– It is officially less than a week left for the incumbent CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed to retire

A report by Thisday has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to accept the recommendation of the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

This is in spite of the incumbent CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed having less than a week to complete his tenure as the head of the judiciary.

Justice Mohammed will retire on Thursday, when he will turn 70, the mandatory retirement age for justices of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, October 11, the National Judicial Council had recommended Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen for consideration as CJN.

The NJC acted on the provisions of of Section 231  (1) of the 1999 Constitution, which states: “The appointment of a person to the office of Chief Justice of Nigeria shall be made by the President on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), subject to confirmation of such appointment by the Senate.”

If his name is submitted and he is confirmed by the Senate, Onnoghen will be the first person from the southern section of the country to occupy the post in almost three decades.

Justice Ayo Irikife was the last southerner to occupy the post of the CJN between 1985 and 1987.

Onnoghen is highly favoured to emerge as the next CJN as the practice has always been to appoint the most senior Supreme Court justice to the position.

Although, in law, the president is not bound to accept his nomination, but he (the president) cannot bypass the NJC in taking the decision.

The president is also at liberty to ask the NJC to recommend to him another suitable candidate for the office, if he does not accept Onnonoghen’s nomination.

As at the time of this report, the Senate  was yet to receive any letter from the president regarding the appointment of a new CJN.

Last week, the outgoing CJN blamed the Buhari government for its failure to act on recommendations by the NJC.

Justice Mohammed made the statement while responding to a query by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project on why the NJC has for many years failed to appropriately deal with several cases of corrupt judges.

Source:  http://nigeriabreakingnews.com.ng/tension-in-judiciary-as-buhari-keeps-mum-on-recommendation-of-new-cjn/



Reasons why i must meet with President Obama ?Says President Buhari

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 323
Last post July 09, 2015, 04:35:29 PM
by mastercode
Buhari, Osinbajo sworn in as New Nigeria President, Vice President

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 324
Last post May 29, 2015, 12:05:19 PM
by mastercode
Ex-President, IBB advise President Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019

Started by naij

Replies: 0
Views: 311
Last post February 05, 2018, 12:43:10 AM
by naij
Obasanjo Blast FG Again, PDP, CNM back Obasanjo’s Buhari is a failure comment

Started by guruslodge

Replies: 0
Views: 284
Last post April 04, 2018, 10:07:14 AM
by guruslodge
Buhari warns Incoming Ministers'dont use Long Convoys,dont Appoint Excess Aides

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 276
Last post November 07, 2015, 12:44:21 PM
by admin
"I Will Defeat Buhari In A Free And Fair Presidential Election" - Fayose Vows

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 455
Last post September 29, 2017, 12:31:02 AM
by legendguru
Buhari Reveals Secret Intention: I have no problem with Muslim-Muslim Ticket

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 346
Last post October 26, 2014, 02:10:03 PM
by jchima14
Man walking from Lagos to Abuja on Buhari's victory finally arrives Abuja

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 334
Last post April 21, 2015, 04:05:51 PM
by jchima14
French President invite Newly elected Nigeria President Buhari to Paris

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 761
Last post April 03, 2015, 12:21:18 AM
by mastercode
Betting Website Naijabet turns Buhari trip to London to betting Game

Started by Nairaland

Replies: 0
Views: 606
Last post August 04, 2017, 01:19:17 AM
by Nairaland