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PRESS RELEASE: 11th May, 2022 - NJC Issues Policy Directions on Political and Election Related Cases to Head Of Courts Nation-Wide. To Take Immediate Effect, Also Recommends Appointment Of Forty-Nine (49) Judicial Officers.

Wed, 11th May, 2022

NJC recommends appointment of Forty-six(46) Judicial Officers 11th May, 2022

Wed, 11th May, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: NJC DENIES ANY RECRUITMENT EXERCISE. 6TH APRIL, 2022

Wed, 6th Apr, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: 16 March 2022 - NJC Issues Warning Letters to Two Judicial Officers and Placed One of Them on ‘Watch List’ · Recommends Appointment of Six Heads of Court and Nine Judicial Officers for The Federal and State High Courts, Sharia Court and Customary Court of Appeal

Wed, 16th Mar, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: • NJC Recommends Appointment Of Sixty-Four (64) Judicial Officers - 15th December, 2021

Fri, 17th Dec, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Conflicting Exparte Orders: NJC bars erring Judges from promotion • Issues them with warning letters • Appoints Nine (9) Heads of Court and Fifty-four (54) Judges for 16 States - 15 December 2021

Wed, 15th Dec, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: NJC Recommends Appointment of Thirty-eight (38) Judicial Officers - 16th September, 2021

Sun, 19th Sep, 2021

Press Release: Njc Empanels Three Investigation Committees To Investigate 3 Judges Who Granted Exparte Orders And Two Others For Misconduct ; Constitutes Medical Board To Ascertain The Health Status Of A Judge ; Issues Warning Letter To One Judge And Advice Letter To Another -16 September, 2021

Thu, 16th Sep, 2021

CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA CAME TOUGH ON INVITED CHIEF JUDGES; NJC To Suo Moto Investigate Three Judges For Granting Exparte Orders; NJC To Meet With All Heads Of Court In The Country And NBA Leadership On The Issue; Warn Chief Judges To Desist From Granting Exparte Orders Especially On Political Matters - 6th September, 2021

Mon, 6th Sep, 2021

PRESS RELEASE 13TH AUGUST, 2021 : President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Approves the Appointment of Hon. Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory

Sat, 14th Aug, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: NJC Interacts with JUSUN and advise it to suspend the ongoing strike - 9 June, 2012

Wed, 9th Jun, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: NJC DENIES ANY RECRUITMENT EXERCISE - 3RD APRIL, 2021

Sat, 3rd Apr, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: NJC Recommends Appointment of Twenty-Six (26) Judicial Officers, Eighteen (18) Justices of the Court of Appeal and Eight (8) Heads of Court; Empanels Committee to Investigate One Judge; Issues Two Strong Warning Letters to Judges.

Fri, 19th Mar, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: NJC Completes a Full-scale Automation of its Meetings and Operations - 15th March, 2021

Mon, 15th Mar, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari Approves the Acting Appointment of Hon Justice Salisu Garba as Chief Judge ,FCT

Tue, 5th Jan, 2021

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR MESSAGE

Sat, 26th Dec, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: 21st December, 2020, NJC Recommends Appointment of Sixty-nine (69) Judicial Officers

Mon, 21st Dec, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: 18th December, 2020 NJC recommends the compulsory retirement of two Judicial Officers, dismisses petitions against 18 others; Recommends appointment of 69 (Sixty-Nine) Judicial Officers

Sun, 20th Dec, 2020

NJC Recommends Appointment of Four (4) Justices, Supreme Court of Nigeria, Three (3) Heads of Court, Eleven (11) Judges for State High Courts and Four (4) Kadis, of Sharia Court of Appeal

Fri, 14th Aug, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: NJC Recommends Appointment of Twenty-two (22) Judicial Officers for Federal and State Judiciaries; • Issues Letter of Warning to a Judge.

Thu, 13th Aug, 2020

RE: URGENT NEED FOR SPEEDY TRIAL OF CASES AND DECONGESTION OF CUSTODIAL CENTRES

Fri, 15th May, 2020

RE: NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL COVID-19 POLICY REPORT: GUIDELINES FOR COURT SITTINGS AND RELATED MATTERS IN THE COVID-19 PERIOD

Thu, 7th May, 2020

RE: IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES FOR THE CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19 ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON COVID-19

Mon, 4th May, 2020

NJC recommends appointment of four (4) Heads of Court, (64) Sixty-four Judicial Officers for States and FCT High Courts and two (2) Kadis, Sharia Court of Appeal

Sun, 26th Apr, 2020

NJC constitutes a 10-man Committee to develop a template for Court sitting; Recommends compulsory retirement of two Judges; Appoints 70 Judicial Officers for Federal and State Judiciaries.

Fri, 24th Apr, 2020

RE: PREVENTIVE MEASURES ON THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE PROTECTION OF JUSTICES, JUDGES AND STAFF OF COURTS.

Mon, 6th Apr, 2020

PREVENTIVE MEASURES ON THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS (COVID – 19) AND THE PROTECTION OF JUSTICES, JUDGES AND STAFF OF COURTS

Mon, 23rd Mar, 2020

PREVENTIVE MEASURES ON THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS (COVID – 19) AND THE PROTECTION OF JUSTICES, JUDGES AND STAFF OF COURTS

Mon, 23rd Mar, 2020

RE: PREVENTIVE MEASURES ON THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS (COVID – 19) AND THE PROTECTION OF JUSTICES, JUDGES AND STAFF OF COURTS

Mon, 23rd Mar, 2020

NJC demies any ongoing recuitment exercise...

Tue, 18th Feb, 2020

NJC denies any ongoing recuitment exercise...

Tue, 18th Feb, 2020

• NJC recommends appointment of (6) Heads of Court, and (26) Twenty-six Judicial Officers for State High Courts and one (1) Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal

Thu, 19th Dec, 2019

NJC recommends appointment of Judges, Heads of Courts, Justices; Empanels Committees to investigate eight (8) Judges...

Wed, 23rd Oct, 2019

NJC recommends appointments of Hon. Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR, as substantive CJN, and eight (8) others as Heads of Court

Wed, 10th Jul, 2019

NJC meets to formally note the acceptance by President Buhari of the voluntary retirement of Hon. Mr. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON

Mon, 10th Jun, 2019

NJC extends acting appointment of Honourable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR, by three (3) months.

Sat, 20th Apr, 2019

NJC decides on the Report of the Five-Man Committee set up to investigate petitions against Hon. Mr. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON and Hon. Mr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR.

Wed, 3rd Apr, 2019

NJC Constitutes a five-man Committee to investigate petitions written against Hon. Mr. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON and Hon. Mr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR; Fowards new petition written against the latter.

Wed, 13th Feb, 2019

NJC constitutes Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee, forwards new petition by The EFCC to Hon. Mr. Justice W.S.N. Onnoghen...

Mon, 11th Feb, 2019

Justice Abba-Aji : National Judicial Council re-affirms its commitment to zero tolerance for corruption

Tue, 16th Oct, 2018

NJC recommends the dismissal of two (2) Judges;

Thu, 4th Oct, 2018

COTRIMCO submits interim report to NJC, Blames prosecution, Court and Prison for delay…

Fri, 18th May, 2018

The National Judicial Council recommended the under-listed names of twenty-one successful candidates as Heads of Courts and Judicial Officers for the Federal/State High Courts and the Code of Conduct Tribunal

Fri, 11th May, 2018

NJC recommends the compulsory retirement of one Judge; Empanels Committees to investigate seven Judges of Federal and State Courts; And appoints twenty-one Judicial Officers for eight (8) States and the FCT

Wed, 9th May, 2018