Supreme Court Justices are Not Above Mistakes, Says CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, has stated that the Justices of the Supreme Court are not a repository of knowledge, but are fallible and receptive to correction. Thisday reports that the apex court’s Director of Press and Information, Dr. Festus Akande, said in a statement that Justice Muhammad stated this yesterday during a courtesy visit to the Supreme Court by members of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). He was quoted as saying, “with the way we operate, if any of you has any reservations, please, write us; criticise us within the ambit of your

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Osun: CJN capabilities spark debate for comparing technicality as inability of a judge to fly a plane

A video clip showing part of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Muhammad Tanko’s confirmation hearing which has since gone viral on the Internet has sparked a major debate about the judge’s capabilities. The CJN Tanko Muhammad being led into Senate Chambers by President Buhari’s Special Assistant on National Assembly matters The Punch reports that the CJN was asked a question by the Senate Majority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, to explain if the Supreme Court under his watch would be more concerned with delivering judgments based on the merit of cases or technicalities of such cases. Starnews learnt that Abaribe had

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Alleged Age Falsification: Acting CJN Knows Fate May 31

An Abuja High Court has fixed May 31, 2019, for judgement in a suit filed by Tochi Michael accusing the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, of age falsification. Justice Danlami Senchi fixed the date following the failure of the plaintiff and his counsel to appear before the court after filing their processes. Details later

By |May 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Lawyer asks court to stop confirmation of Justice Tanko as CJN

A lawyer, Malcolm Omirhobo, has dragged the National Judicial Council (NJC) before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order halting the appointment of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, as the substantive chief justice. The applicant in the suit with number FHC/ABJ/CS/420/2019 alleged that Mr Muhammad availed himself as a tool that was used in the violation of the constitution, especially with regards to the ‘illegal’ removal of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. President Muhammadu Buhari had sworn in Mr Muhammad as the acting CJN after suspending Mr Onnoghen in January. The

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Constitutional crisis looms as Acting CJN’s tenure ends in three weeks

The nation may be plunged into a constitutional crisis in about three weeks as the tenure of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammad Tanko, comes to an end, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Muhammad was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 25, 2019 following an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal that the substantive CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, be suspended and the next in line of seniority, be sworn in. However, the constitution states that the President cannot re-appoint an acting CJN unless on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council. Section 231(4) and (5) states, “If 

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I Didn’t Need NJC Recommendation To Become Acting CJN — Mohammad

The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and his humble self do not need the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) before he could be appointed the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The Punch reports that Muhammad made the claim in response to a query given to him by the NJC, the body constitutionally empowered to recommend the appointment of chief justices and heads of courts. A group, Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative, had written a petition to the NJC, asking the council to remove Muhammad as a justice of

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