Monday, March 23, 2020

NJC suspends court proceedings over coronavirus

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has suspended all court proceedings across the country as part of the measures to protect the nation’s judicial institutions from coronavirus.

According to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, the move is to take effect from Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Justice Muhammad, who is also NJC Chairman, directed all heads of courts to ensure compliance for an initial period of two weeks.

In a statement posted on NJC website on Monday, the court will only entertain “matters that are urgent, essential or time bound according to the nation’s extant laws.”

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