Onnoghen: NJC, NBA hold emergency meetings

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The National Judicial Council NJC and the Nigerian Bar Association NBA have announced emergency meetings. The meetings are expected to focus on the controversial suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Yesterday, the NBA and the NJC said they would convene Today and Tomorrow respectively.

While the information regarding the NJC’s meeting was confirmed by multiple sources, the meeting of the NBA was announced in a statement signed by its National Secretary, Jonathan Taidi.

Sources within the NJC said the council’s meeting, scheduled to hold Tomorrow, will focus mainly on the current controversy trailing Mr Onnoghen’s suspension but no one knows who will chair the meeting.

According to the NBA, it’s National Executive Council meeting, billed to hold tomorrow  is expected to be attended by the following members.

1. National Officers

2. Past Presidents

3. Past General Secretaries

4. Branch Chairmen

5. Branch Secretaries

6. Branch NEC Representatives

7. Chairmen and Secretaries of Sections.

The NBA said its meeting is expected to discuss what it described as the: “Purported Suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Mr Justice Walter S C Onnoghen and any Other Business.”

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