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Nigerians React As NJC Recommends Onnoghen For Retirement

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A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted a recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC), stating that Walter Onnoghen, suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice (CJN) should retire.

Naija News had reported earlier that the NJC recommended the compulsory retirement for the CJN based on “incontrovertible” findings on him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft agency.

The commission also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to give effect to the recommendation immediately.

NJC, however, urged the President to allow Justice Onnoghen to retain his seat as a former CJN in the Council of State.

A source familiar with the development, said: “The NJC has been able to navigate the most challenging moment for the nation’s judiciary by recommending compulsory retirement of Onnoghen with full benefits.

“The NJC specifically demanded that the CJN be allowed to take his eminent position in the Council of State like his predecessors.

“If these recommendations are accepted, the Executive may be on the same page with the Judiciary by staying action on the ongoing trial and other pending trials of the CJN,” the source added.

Moments after the news of Onnoghen’s recommended retirement, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to react to the matter.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…


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