Nigeria Bar Association Rejects Actions Of The NJC On Justice Salami, Asks Members To Boycott Katsina-Alu's Swearing Of New SANs

NBA President JB Daudu
By SaharaReporters, New York

Through an address delivered to the NBA pre-onference national executive committee in Port Harcourt, NBA president JB Daudu detailed the flaws in the action taken by the National Judicial Council (NJC) in arriving at its so-called suspension of Justice Ayo Salami and declared it flawed. The content of the address was fully adopted by NEC as the NBA's position pendings it annual conference in Port Harcourt

See full address below:

Address By The President Of The Nigerian Bar Association Joseph Bodunrin Daudu SAN To The Pre-Conference National Executive Committee Meeting Of The Nigerian Bar Association At The House Of Assembly Complex Moscow Road Port Harcourt Rivers State On The 21st Of August 2011

PROTOCOL

National officers of the Nigerian Bar Association, Senior members of the Bar, SAN’s et al, Distinguished members of NBA-NEC, Members of the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Afternoon.

INTRODUCTION

Our Association’s annual conference kick off today with Registration at the Township School Moscow Road here in Port Harcourt and It has been designed to be a seamless event. I hope your experience there represents an agreeable platform from which to launch this weeklong activity that brings together an estimated 10, 000 legal practitioners in all walks of life and endeavours. This conference comes at a time when the legal profession is reeling from a serious crisis of confidence precipitated not by or within the Bar but by our alter-ego, the Bench. We do not amongst us need to define who members of the Bench are; suffice to say that they are entrusted with the sacred duty of adjudicating disputes between person’s inter-se and between Government and other persons with a view to determining their civil rights and obligations. This hallowed function carries with it onerous obligations requiring of the occupants of such high office certain sterling qualities. The public expect of members of the bench total commitment to the cause of justice. No less commitment is required from members of the bar that present cases for all suitors that go before the bench for Justice. In this regard, lawyers are regarded as ministers (not serfs or plebeians) in the temple of justice. They are equal partners in the constitutional quest to provide justice to the people. Consequently, it is expected that both the Bar and Bench will at all times, particularly in the course of their service to justice protect and uphold the Rule of law, respect and observe due process, exhibit great learning and independence at all stages in the discharge of this sacred function and generally inspire confidence in the Administration of Justice. The result, if the foregoing are scrupulously observed and applied is that the society will be peaceful, secure, progressive and blessed. Such society whose judges offer justice to her people prospers in all ramification be it economic, social or political. The converse is the case for a society with a warped, unreliable and or unpredictable system of justice or which possess a fine system but whose operators are corrupt or unreliable. Either way, the society is worse off for it.

Nigeria operates a system of justice that should ordinarily provide for her people undiluted justice but a good system does not on its own guarantee justice. Its operators must be truthful, honest, sincere, and Spartan in living, they must also be God fearing and exhibit a disdain for any corruptive factor. It follows therefore that at all times those who administer justice must be a shining example for others as it relates to the observance and strict application of the due process of and the rule of law. It is the beginning of the end for a society whose judges exhibit selective preference for the Rule of law, choosing to apply it when it suits them and ad nauseum, rejecting it when their own personal interest is in issue.

The duty of the Bar is no different; it is expected to be knowledgeable, fearless, and truthful. Above all, her members are expected to show total respect for the laws of the land and defend same at any cost. The Bar fails in her duties to the society and the cause of justice where it condones tyranny from any arm of government. Most detestable is judicial tyranny because its effect emasculates the people. It is against this background that I wish to report on certain pressing recent events that have rocked the sanctity of our fledgling democracy. In the course of the issues that I propose to report on or deal with, the reason for this background will be apparent. They include (i) The NJC issue and the report of your members in the NJC; (ii) The NJC’s handling of the face-off between the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and the President of the Court of Appeal, (iii) The fixing by the CJN of the swearing-in of new Senior Advocates of Nigeria to a date that falls within our annual general conference, (iv) Our own report on the same CJN/PCA face off and on other issues affecting the administration of justice. I shall deal with these issues in seriatim.

REPORT ON THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL

It is essential to commence this report by providing some background information about the National Judicial Council. It is a creature of the 1999 Constitution as amended-see section 153-(i). Its composition and powers are as set out in part (1) of the 3rd schedule to the Constitution. Because of the analysis to be embarked upon later in this address, it is necessary to set out powers and or functions of the NJC or Council (as the National Judicial Council will henceforth be referred to) Paragraph 21 thereof provides thus;
 
“21. The National Judicial Council shall have power to -
(a) Recommend to the President from among the list of persons submitted to it by -
(i) the Federal Judicial Service Commission, persons for appointment to the offices of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Justices of the Supreme Court, the President and Justices of the Court of Appeal, the Chief Judge and Judges of the Federal High Court, and
(ii) the Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, persons for appointment to the offices of the Chief Judge and Judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the Grand Kadi and Kadis of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and the President and Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja;
(b) recommend to the President the removal from office of the judicial officers specified in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph and to exercise disciplinary control over such officers;
(c) recommend to the Governors from among the list of persons submitted to it by the State Judicial Service Commissions persons for appointments to the offices of the Chief Judges of the States and Judges of the High Courts of the States, the Grand Kadis and Kadis of the Sharia Courts of Appeal of the States and the Presidents and Judges of the Customary Courts of Appeal of the States;
(d) Recommend to the Governors the removal from the office of the judicial officers in sub-paragraph (c) of this paragraph, and to exercise disciplinary control over such officers.
(e) Collect, control and disburse all moneys, capital and recurrent, for the judiciary;
(f) Advise the President and Governors or any matter pertaining to the judiciary as may be referred to the Council by the President or the Governors;
(g) Appoint, dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over members and staff of the Council;
(h) Control and disburse all monies, capital and recurrent; for the services of the Council; and
(i) Deal with all other matters relating to broad issues of policy and administration.”
Now of all the functions specified above, members of council only participate in and or are only aware of A-D. The rest are presumed to be performed by the Chairman and or staff of Council. The Constitution on the role of lawyers in the NJC provides of paragraph 20 of the Third Schedule thus:
“(i) five members of the Nigerian Bar Association who have been qualified to practice for a period of not less than fifteen years, at least one of whom shall be a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria on the recommendation of the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association to serve for two years and subject to re-appointment.
Provided that the five members shall sit in the Council only for the purposes of considering the names of persons for appointment to the superior courts of record;”
While it is correct that paragraph 20 quoted above limits the participation in council of legal practitioners; until about 3 weeks ago legal practitioners have always been in attendance at every council session. The rationale for their participation I gather was hinged on the fact that to properly perform their duty as it relates to appointment, they needed to know the disciplinary records of serving judges so that they could be seised of all facts when elevation to appellate courts and appointment as Head of Court are being considered. It was also thought since he who could appoint could also dismiss, the stipulation could purposefully be interpreted to accommodate the participation of legal practitioners at all stages of Council proceedings.
However, about 3 weeks ago, in the middle of proceedings of the CJN/PCA face-off, legal practitioners were required to recuse themselves. The coincidence was inauspicious. From that point the Council continued unabated with the process that has led us to the sad state of affairs that now exists.
SUIT NO FHC/ABJ/CS/723/2011
The plaintiff is the Hon. Justice Isa Ayo Salami President Court of Appeal of Nigeria and the 11 defendants are principally the National Judicial Council and 11 other members of Council excluding of course the representatives of the Bar. The cause of action arises from the disciplinary proceedings in the nature of the report of 2 committees set up by the NJC leading to the meeting of the 18th of August 2011 wherein the PCA’s retirement was purportedly recommended to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was also suspended forthwith from the performance of his constitutional and judicial functions.
From undisputed facts available to us, NJC was aware of the pendency of the above law suit. This is clear from the press statement signed by its secretary and published in many national dailies between the 18th and 20th of August 2011. I have it on irrefutable authority that the NJC decided to proceed with their action in the face of pending court proceedings ‘Since the said papers were not signed by any judge to show that it had been properly filed; that no court or date of return was stated on the process; parties that were NJC members were not served and for that reason section 158 of the Constitution applies and that NJC is therefore not subject to the direction of any authority or any person’. I must at this stage reproduce the provisions of section 158 of the 1999 Constitution; it provides thus:
158. (1) In exercising its power to make appointments or to exercise disciplinary control over persons, the Code of Conduct Bureau, the National Judicial Council, the Federal Civil Service Commission, the Federal Judicial Service Commission, the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission, the Federal Character Commission, and the Independent National Electoral Commission shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other authority or person.
The question is whether this provision allows the NJC to proceed with the action regardless of the pendency of court proceedings. Is the court here an ‘authority’ or a ‘person’? The relevance of this poser is that if answered in the affirmative then that provision acts as an ouster clause to court intervention to the actions or inaction of the NJC. I will like to say straightaway that Section 158 is not an ouster clause to the powers of the court to intervene and correct any perceived error made by the NJC which has provided a cause of action to the injured party.
Section 6-(1) of the 1999 Constitution provides that ‘The judicial powers of the Federation shall be vested in the courts to which this section relates, being courts established for the Federation’.  Subsection 3 also provides that the courts to which this section relates, established by this Constitution for the Federation and for the States, specified in subsection (5) (a) to (1) of this section, shall be the only superior courts of record in Nigeria; and save as otherwise prescribed by the National Assembly or by the House of Assembly of a State, each court shall have all the powers of a superior court of record.
 Sub-section 6 of the said section 6 provides that he judicial powers vested in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this section -
Shall extend notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Constitution, to all inherent powers and sanctions of a court of law
(b) shall extend, to all matters between persons, or between government or authority and to any persons in Nigeria, and to all actions and proceedings relating thereto, for the determination of any question as to the civil rights and obligations of that person;
The effect of the foregoing is that ‘Courts’ as used in here cannot be equated to ‘persons’ or ‘authority’. If the framers of the Constitution had wanted to exclude courts from interfering in the process of the NJC it would have expressly said so in section 158 of the said Constitution.
Consequently, the matter was clearly sub judice when the NJC proceeded with its actions on the 18th of August 2011. I am recommending to NEC to condemn the actions of the NJC in going into a matter which at that time was and is still before a superior court of record. The judicial reversal of the NJC’s unfortunate and worrisome actions is a matter to be left for the law courts to deal with as they deem fit.
It is a matter of great regret and shame that a judicial organisation of the calibre of the NJC can ride roughshod over the processes of a court of law. The implication for Nigerian judicial process is catastrophic. If not remedied, we are witnessing the slide into anarchy and lawlessness which history will record as having been fired up by the judiciary. (a part of the legal profession) We shall not sit idly by and watch our profession ridiculed and brought into disrepute in the public domain.
I am recommending that the NBA withdraw her members from the NJC pending when appropriate amendment to the Constitution will be made inter alia (i) increasing our membership from 5 to 10, (ii) restructuring membership and functions in such a way as to make the body functional and less prone to dictatorship and abuse of power and (iii) removing any dichotomy that seeks provide levels of membership of the Council, we are either Council members or we are not.
I am further recommending to NEC to advise the President having regard to the uncontroverted fact that a suit was pending when the NJC brazenly took their decision, to decline to proceed further with the matter and to advise NJC to revert to status quo ante. The position of the recommender is subject to the approval or otherwise of the confirming authority.
Finally, I have refrained from touching on the issues that are sub judice. Be it noted that our NBA Okpoko Committee Report is not affected by the pending action in the Federal High Court. I recommend to NEC that we discuss it post-haste and take a decision.
SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR THE CONFERMENT OF THE RANK OF SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA

I received the CJN’s letter dated the 1st of August 2011 on the above subject matter inviting me to present a speech on behalf of the NBA on the 26th of August 2011 at the swearing-in ceremony which falls within our Annual General Conference taking place at Port Harcourt, Rivers State from the 21st – 26th of August 2011. As you are aware we legal practitioners regard it as a flagship event for the Nigerian Bar.  His lordship traditionally chairs the opening ceremony and his official invitation had long been forwarded. I informed his lordship about this sterling event sometime in February this year when I paid him a courtesy visit. I consider the fixing of the swearing in of senior advocates to a date i.e. the 26th of August 2011, which is the date fixed for Conference communiqué, press conference and closing ceremonies as an affront and disrespect to the entire Bar. After all, the new Senior Advocates are members of the Nigerian Bar Association, who ought to be with members of their profession at this point in time. I know as a matter of fact and record that the 19th of September 2011 had earlier been selected as the date for the swearing-in ceremony. It is an appropriate date as it is traditional to swear in new senior advocates at the opening of new legal year and we understand that the said date marks the opening of the 2012 legal year.

 There are other factors such as the on-going Ramadan fast, the vacation for the legal profession which ends on the 18th September 2011 which are compelling reasons why the ceremony ought to be shifted. The exercise conducted by Kutigi CJN (Rtd) had the recepients sworn in at the opening of legal year presided over by Katsina-Alu CJN.

I am recommending to NEC the following urgent steps; (i) The Bar shall boycott the ceremony and all her members are advised to stay away including those to be conferred the rank. (ii) Any legal practitioner that at attends the ceremony will not be referred to by member of the NBA with any rank he possesses and if in any NBA body such as the Body of Benchers will lose all privileges and be stripped of membership of any committee or body that the NBA participates in. We advise that the ceremony be shifted to the 19th of September 2011.

CONCLUSION

Gentlemen and ladies of this august body, I have not commented on issues relating to the Conference. It will be taken up at the appropriate stage when Committee Chairmen present their reports. The foregoing matters will naturally come up for debate. Let us be the learned people that we are in the way and manner that we present our arguments. Decorum and decency should be our guiding principles. I wish you an inspiring and exciting conference.

Joseph Bodunrin Daudu SAN
22nd August 2011
Port Harcourt

 

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kia NBA una don finish

how can laerned men fall mumu,
the SSS has all the datas and info of MTN- Salami-ACN- Tunibu and co hence the wnat soft landing for SALAMI, ppl here without inteligence gathering want to expose the ACN and their bosses, without thinking the backfiring effect on them. NBA President JB Daudu is using NBA to fight Government for the fate of his master Ibori, is he not Ibori Law Commander? that told Nigerias that Ibori the theif is not a thief ? why is he dragging NBA to this senseless decission, anyway I think GEJ should began the liquidation process of Nigeria Now.

THE UGLY FACE OF KATSINA-ALU

Anyone who expects something good to come out of the House of Horrors that Katsina-Alu built over time must be living in a Fool's Paradise. An incurably corrupt judge, afflicted forever by a curious breed of AIDS (Acquired Integrity Deficiency Syndrome)that will sooner send him to a well-deserved grave, a whisper away from her late wife, it's crying shame that this man, who has sold his soul to the devil, his lord and master, refused to repent from his many sins against our beloved fatherland. He is a child of perdition and no matter how crafty he thinks he is, he will ultimately over-reach himself, the same inglorious way his fellow-travellers in the judiciary went...Justice Salami will certainly have the last laugh and Katsina-Alu will be the butt of cruel jokes forever and ever more. Can I hear someone shout Amen!

THE NBA ARE NOT REPRESENTING US I DISAGREE WITH THERE D......

WERE ARE YOU WHEN GEN BUHARI WENT TO COURT FOR 50 MONTH & nothing is being don & how can he made allagation on the cjn without getting fact or his witness said he is not awere of it & fail to make apology to cjn & njc why he knew the consicoincies he too sack 80 staff of the court or too the are not nigerians what you do in life will come back one day & hunt you back bye salami & you most go

Can nigerian lawyers and students do it ?.........

I sat at break-fast table this morning in Frankfurt Main airport restaurant ,with three german foreign correspondents waiting to board LH 677 to Kairo and from there to Tripoli. They were discussing events in Libya,the important role lawyers and students played in confronting a formidable fortress army built over the years by Col. Gadhafi.I ask the question, " who are these Libyan rebels ?" The answer is, " Lawyers and students". Indeed, what is making history today in Libya is the Courageous role Lawyers and students played.My next question is," can nigerian lawyers and students do it or are they toothless bull dogs ?". " Even a worm may turn when trodden." Umu Oke,- Germany

The Bar vs The Bench - The Rule of Law!!!

The outcome of cases that will trail the actions of the CJN, the NJC and the President will become important precedents in the legal history of the country. It will definitely lead to an overhaul of the current legislative document on which the NJC derives its powers. For all those arguing fruitlessly on this forum, I advise that you keep mum and watch which party is vindicated at the end – the ball is now in the court of the same judiciary, that is, the courts, to make history either in the positive or alternatively in the negative. At the end of the whole debacle, the rule of law must prevail, either now or later. Long live the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Messanger DERI

@Deri. People like Deri (Derin?) are still crying over split milk and a woefully lost battle. He is still referring to the deservedly won elections at both Ekiti and Osun State by ACN previously stolen by PDP jackals. It took the gallantry of Justice Salami to have courageously taken back the stolen mandates from Olagunsoye & Oni of blessed memory. Deri should go and hv something better to do than still parading largely unsubstantiated phone logs about sulking and moaning over what everybody have tried to block off their memory. Pls dont remind us of those nightmares anymore.

gOOD position of the NBA

Good position taken by the NBA and its President. The NBA, as a body, has always impressed me in the way and manner it conducts its activities, as well as reacts to national issues. I think that only the NBA is in a position to clear the mess created by the NJC. MY REGARD TO NBA President.by the big duh

@ Deri

This man must be a paid agent of our lily-livered President.

@DERI:Jobless Deri living Behind Time

The same NJC you are extoling and the provider MTN Nigeria,have denied the authenticity of that very call log you helped your pay masters concoct,while you still day dream you'll be believed,today you are not talking about north and south,agent of disintegration get yourself a better job,LAWMA is recruiting you can go and apply shit packer.

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Bodurin, you have exhibited

Bodurin, you have exhibited too much partisanship and used language unbecoming of not only a senior member of the bar. You have forgotten that you are the face of the Nigerian bar that you were canvassing argument like a defence lawyer. Does JB has the moral right to talk against corruption. He should tell us about his role in Ibori's Kaduna case or forever he shuts up. JB is a danger to our noble profession - he must be impeached before he does more harm. On SAN, he needs to read and undrstand the etymology and philosophy of senior advocates before he opens his mouth. Dangara

President Goodluck Ebele

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is in receipt of a correspondence dated
18th August, 2011, from the National Judicial Council (NJC), recommending the
compulsory retirement of Hon. Justice Isa Ayo Salami, OFR, for misconduct in
accordance with the provisions of Section 292 (1) (a) (i) of the 1999 Constitution
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, and Rule 1 (1) of the Code of
Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Bravo NBA

I wonder what impact the economic guru NOI will make when there is no rule of law. If Jonathan/PDP actually won the 'free and fair' election, why making every move to sack Salami through Katsina-Ala.

Breaking News: Jonathan

Breaking News: Jonathan approves Salami’s sack
On August 21, 2011 

 

President Jonathan has approved the sack of  embattled President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Isa Salami.

Justice Ayo Isa Salami who had been suspended by the National Judicial Council, NJC after five months of intriguing probe into alleged malpractice at the top echelon of the judicial arm of government in the country, last week, had found Justice Isa Ayo Salami, guilty of judicial misconduct and recommended that he be sacked.

GEJ approves salamis sack

The president has just approved the sack of salami

“A simple perusal of the Call

“A simple perusal of the Call Logs revealed the following : 27/09/2010 at 16 .26hrs, call to Justice Salami (08034004887) by LATEEF FAGBEMI, SAN(08033246788); 30/09/ 2010 at 10.28hrs, call to Salami from LATEEF FAGBEMI SAN , 30/09 /2010 at 17 .04 hrs, call to Salami by Yussuf Alli, SAN 08038976850, 08033340330; 12/10 23 .02 HRS Call to Salami from Lateef Fagbemi SAN 08033246788

ACN lawyers in regular

ACN lawyers in regular contact with either Justice Salami or Tunji Ijaiya are: Akintola Adeniyi SAN 08037643770, Nnaemeka Ngige SAN 08035240990 and Ibrahim Abdullahi, SAN 08033896874. Also observed in the call logs are consistent calls and SMS texts from the following ACN leaders to Justice Salami via the MTN mast at 11B, WAZIRI IBRAHIM ST. OR to Mr Tunji Ijaiya at the same location: LAI MOHAMMED PUBLICITY SECRETARY, ACN -08034301111; Olatunji Olowolafe 08035605656 (A known contractor and financier of ACN) Lagos state Government 034030263,08034020700, 08033235280, Chief of Staff, Lagos 08034301122.Some of the calls also originated from ACN leader, BOLA AHMED TINUBU'

Attention on the following

Attention on the following numbers, among several others; which are on the prepaid platform? 08034426491, 08037287254, 08034022742, 8033063826, 08033140947, 08033235280, 08065297811 08166681589, 08029446330, 08023071844, 08033154018, 8023063539, 08030000410, 08023063539, 08034611826, 8038068712, 08035956187, 08034535568.‘We are more than convinced that detailed transcripts of the text messages and voice calls between and among the subscribers to the numbers we have provided and many others on the call logs will complete the picture of how the course of justice was perverted.

A certain Tunji Ijaya

A certain Tunji Ijaya (subscriber no. 08034010700), known to be very close to Salami, and obviously the go-between in many of Justice Salami’s judicial deals, deserves to be probed further, owing to the sheer volume and frequency of voice calls and text messages between him and Justice Salami (subscriber no. 08034004887) on the one hand and Action Congress personages on the other

Is this allegation against the NBA true or false

National Judicial Council is more than capable of drawing the appropriate inferences and the right conclusions from these suspicious interactions between members of the Bar (whose cases were being heard by the Court of Appeal) and the President of the selfsame Court. “We strongly believe that the invidious plan to snatch victory by fraud was hatched in the course of those illicit interactions

To protect members of NBA or in search of true Justice

Justice Ayo Salami was regularly communicating with the following legal practitioners, who represented the Action Congress of Nigeria at Election Appeal Tribunals at various times: Lateef Fagbemi SAN: 08033246788; Akintola Adeniyi SAN: 08037643770; Nnaemeka Ngige SAN: 08035240990; Ricky Tarfa SAN: 08034600000; Ibrahim Abdullahi SAN: 08033896874, 08037041655.

Good position by our

Good position by our president. Thumb up! Unfotunately news now have it that President Jonathan has approved the appointment of an acting president for the court of appeal. Hoping that the effect of the illegality being perpetrated won't get to himself sooner or later!

Vanguard has already reported

Vanguard has already reported that mr Luckygoods has approved Salami's sack!
Let's see how NBA will live up to her release!

Breaking news

President Goodluck J. approve the sacking of justice Ayo Salami.

A SORRY END - NJC/KATSINA-ALU

Let's not forget that the first NJC committee on the present mess-up was in 2010. That committee did find that the CJN acted wrongly in intervening and arresting the Sokoto state gubernatorial election appeal. That was supposed to be the "finale" but CJN thought otherwise and here he is at the sorry end of his career. MUST HE GO WITH SALAMI?

By the way - What is the quorum of NJC meetings? Are AGENDA of its meetings circulated in advance?
One wonders how 8/5 of its 24 members can suspend Salami on the pretext "that they could consider the matter as nobody would know how many members actually sat"

This is disgraceful and a big shame for NJC and the Judiciary in general.

NBA REJECTION OF CJN ACTION

Kastina Alu is a confirmed disgrace and will remain such till he dies. He is extremely corrupt, has no respect for rule of law, depends on politicians (whom he sells justice to )instead of professionalism to lead and unprotect the judiciary. NBA action serves him right and has left an everlasting and indelible question mark on him, his tenure, children, relations, etc, even after his death. At least law students will use the information on him as literature review on projects and thesis on corrupt CJN/JUDGES in Nigeria

Good Decision!

Good Decision!

The NJC Saga

I am very proud of the address of the NBA President & call on all well meaning Nigerians to condemn the action of NJC in dealing the issue of PCA. The emergence & exit of the outgoing CJN may have left a sour taste in our judicial system & I agree with the president of NBA that only truth, honesty & sincerity of purpose can strengthen the administration of justice in any society. When outgoing CJN was nominated, there were attempts to deny the then Vice President Jonathan from swearing-in the new CJN because doing so will give credence to the fact the our ailing president then was incapacitated. It was there decided that an outgoing CJN can inaugurate an incoming one. Now, on his exit another controversy has broken out precipating a face- off with the PCA. All these point the political shenanigans surrounding the election petition cases. NBA president, Nigerians are with you.

THANK YOU,NBA

THANK YOU,NBA.KEEP THE FLAG FLYING.

Good position taken by the

Good position taken by the NBA and its President.  The NBA, as a body, has always impressed me in the way and manner it conducts its activities, as well as reacts to national issues. I think that only the NBA is in a position to clear the mess created by the NJC. The rogue Chief Justice Katsina Alu and his hirelings in the NJC will never know peace. The rogue CJ is already a disgrace and will retire a disgraced never-do- well CJ. It will be good riddance to bad rubbish! How many days more? Nothing do Justice Salami! And nothing go happen to am!

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