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Group sues NJC, others over judicial appointment

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Access to Justice (A2J) has sued the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) and the National Judicial Council (NJC) over the appointment of justices to the Supreme Court.

Other respondents in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1460/2019 filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja are President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmed Lawan and the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed. According to the Senior Programme Officer, Chinelo Chiweze, the respondents failed to follow established judicial procedures in choosing the nominees.

In the suit, the applicant alleged that FJSC and the NJC circumvented aspects of the procedures that make the recruitment process transparent, fair, merit-based and competitive.


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