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NJC gives Onnoghen, Tanko seven days to respond to petitions


The National Judicial Council Tuesday asked embattled Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen and the man that was sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari to act in his stead Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to respond to petitions against them within seven days.

The NJC also referred a petition written against the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal Danladi Umar to the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

Both Muhammad and Onnoghen recused themselves from the meeting.

“Consequently, Council elected Hon. Mr. Justice Umaru Abdullahi, CON, former President of the Court of Appeal as Interim Chairman to preside over the meeting,” Soji Oye, NJC’s director of information said in a statement.

The Commission is reconvening on February 11.
Details soon.

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