A file photograph of the CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and Chairman of the Nationwide Judicial Council, (NJC), Justice Tanko Muhammad has summoned the Chief Judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo State to an emergency assembly.
That is a part of efforts to stem the current wave of embarrassing and conflicting exparte orders emanating from judges of their jurisdictions.
In a a call for participation dated thirtieth of August, 2021 and sighted by our judiciary correspondent, the CJN summoned the top of the involved courts to the emergency assembly to transient him on the incessant granting of the conflicting orders on fits instituted by completely different political events earlier than the varied courts.
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The Spokesperson of the NJC, Soji Oye confirmed to our correspondent that the letter certainly emanated from the workplace of the CJN however declined to say on what particular day the assembly has been scheduled for. He nevertheless mentioned that the assembly will maintain someday this week.
Part of the invitation letter reads, “My consideration has been drawn to media experiences to the impact that some courts of coordinate jurisdictions had been granting conflicting exparte orders on the identical material. It has grow to be expedient for me to ask you for an in depth briefing on the event. That is much more compelling having regard to an earlier NJC warning to judicial officers on the should be circumspect in grating exparte functions.”
Channels Tv additionally gathered that the assembly between the CJN and the Heads of Courts involved is a prelude to a bigger NJC assembly more likely to maintain subsequent week.
The management of the judiciary is alleged to be embarrassed on the current developments and the assembly is a part of measures to stem the tide and to be seized of the information earlier than the bigger council deliberation.