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Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by ProsperChild: 3:19am On Feb 03, 2020
The number of Justices of the Supreme Court drops from 14 to 13 as Justice Amiru Sanusi retires from the apex court’s bench today (Monday).

This development comes on the heels of repeated complaints by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, that he and his colleagues on the apex court’s bench are overworked.

The PUNCH reports that the constitution provides for 21 Justices as a full complement of the apex court’s bench, a status the highest court of the land has never attained.

The number of Justices of the Supreme Court reached 17 on January 18, 2019 when the then Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen (retd), swore in Justice Uwani Abba-Aji to the apex court’s bench.

But starting with the controversial exit of Justice Onnoghen from the bench in April 2019 and the retirement of Justices Kumai Akaahs and Sidi Bage last year, the number of the Supreme Court Justices dropped to 14.

In June 2019, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), wrote a letter requesting the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammadu, to “initiate in earnest the process of appointing additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to make the full complement of 21 Justices” as provided by the Constitution.

But the President has yet to act on the list of four Justices of the Court of Appeal recommended by the National Judicial Council and sent to him for appointment to the apex court’s bench since October 2019.

A statement by the NJC’s Director, Information, Mr Soji Oye, had stated that the council, at its meeting held on October 22 and 23, 2019, recommended Justices Adamu Jauro, Emmanuel Agim, C. Oseji, and Helen Ogunwumiju.

While the President was being awaited to forward the names of the nominees to the Senate for confirmation, Justice Akaahs retired from the Supreme Court’s bench on December 12, 2019.

The Supreme Court’s Director of Information, Dr Festus Akande, in a statement on Friday, announced that Justice Amiru Sanusi, who was appointed to the apex court’s bench in May 2015, would retire on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 today.

With his retirement, the number of Supreme Court Justices, which is currently 14, will drop to 13, leaving a gap of eight Justices to make the full complement of 21.

When contacted, the apex court’s Director of Information, Akande, said he had no information on the delay in the appointment process of the recommended Justices for the apex court.

But reacting on behalf of the Nigerian Bar Association, the association’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kunle Edun, said the delay in the process of appointing four judges recommended by the NJC for the apex court’s bench, had “created unhealthy burden on the Supreme Court Justices who are now forced to overwork themselves.”

Edun added that it was worrying that the Supreme Court had been unable to get its full complement of 21 Justices.

He stated, “It is worrying that the Supreme Court has yet to have its full complement of Justices on the Supreme Court bench. The recent recommendation of the National Judicial Council on the elevation of some Justices of the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court has yet to be acted upon by the Presidency and the Senate.

“The President is to approve the nominations and present the same to the Senate for confirmation.

“This delay has created an unhealthy burden on the Supreme Court Justices who are now forced to overwork themselves. In many cases, appeals stay in the Supreme Court for 10 years before one can get a hearing date.

“This should not be the case. When justice is delayed it could propel litigants to resort to other options to settle scores, which would not help the society.
https://punchng.com/supreme-court-judges-drop-to-13-nba-kicks/

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Racoon(m): 3:27am On Feb 03, 2020
Perhaps the judges next in line for appointment into the supreme court will not fit into his ethno-religious supremacist agenda hence the delay in the apex court having it's full complementary members.

This is the first time under a regime that:
-1).The rights of supreme court judges will be severely bastardized via gleefull brigandage by the DSS in violating their privacy, destroying their homes @ odd hours arresting & framing them on flimsy money laundering charges of which many were acquitted & discharged.

-2).A Nigerian president will openly gloat that "national security supersedes the rule of law" yet no security anywhere in Nigeria even with the fascist iron fist griphold on the Nigerian state & polarisation of the nation security architecture firmly in the hands of core northern hausa-fulani muslims.

-3).A sitting CJN will be fraudulently & illegally removed from office without following judicial & constitutional procedures thereby usurping the power of an NJC that have long became an appendage of the government of the day.

-4).A supreme court president & CJN(an islamic law graduate with abysmal academic records) will openly go secular by calling for more inclusion of Sharia provisions in the constitution of a multi secular nation like Nigeria.

-5)."We have an unprecedentedly total fascist takeover of the judiciary, the kind that compelled the Supreme Court to award nullified rigged votes to APC’s Hope Uzodinma even if by doing so the Supreme Court created an astonishing numerical incongruity where the Supreme Court’s final vote tally is now greater than the number of people INEC accredited to vote!"
https://www.farooqkperogi.com/2020/01/imo-judicial-abracadabra-and.html?m=1#.XiJ_Dz71hGU.twitter

This regime keeps scoring every negative record one can ever imagined.

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Brandstudio01: 3:43am On Feb 03, 2020
Shameless dudes who called themselves Leaders

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Racoon(m): 3:46am On Feb 03, 2020
This is Nigeria’s end time.The tyrannical regime of Maj.Gen.Muhammadu Buhari will give way to secession.In the absence of a unifying national interest, Nigeria has become fragmented, lawless, disorderly, dangerous, and seemingly unliveable.
http://saharareporters.com/2020/01/21/declaration-causes-why-yoruba-will-leave-nigeria-bayo-oluwasanmi

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by BrokenTV: 3:47am On Feb 03, 2020
If you check well I believe the reason why the Presidency have not activated is because the nominated Judges are from southern Nigeria.

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by WATCHOVER(m): 4:17am On Feb 03, 2020
Buhari is very lazy...and a tribal bigot

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by clarocuzioo(m): 4:17am On Feb 03, 2020
DULLARD in power.

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by DenreleDave(m): 5:49am On Feb 03, 2020
I will comment later, sleep stil dey my eye


And again, shebi NBA na basketball team, wetin concern Supreme Court for basketball?

Someone shud enlighten mi

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by SoftP(m): 5:50am On Feb 03, 2020
The Nigeria Judicial system has wholly be compromised.
A country where a president must give his endorsement before a judge is crowned, u expect an employee to work against the interest of his employer.

I keep saying, this Nation is a huge joke. We can’t cry fowl when we are still being ruled by relics

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by wonuks(m): 5:50am On Feb 03, 2020
shocked
Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by opalu: 5:50am On Feb 03, 2020
Haba
Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Renforce: 5:53am On Feb 03, 2020
They have no use under this regime so more would be kicked out soon

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Nobody: 5:53am On Feb 03, 2020
DenreleDave:
I will comment later, sleep stil dey my eye


And again, shebi NBA na basketball team, wetin concern Supreme Court for basketball?

Someone shud enlighten mi

Nigeria Bar Association grin
Pour oil for ur head use water wash face

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by majamajic(m): 5:54am On Feb 03, 2020
Supreme Court should be renamed to INEC


They are now in charge of elections !!

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Kyase(m): 5:54am On Feb 03, 2020
DenreleDave:
I will comment later, sleep stil dey my eye


And again, shebi NBA na basketball team, wetin concern Supreme Court for basketball?

Someone shud enlighten mi
Go sleep hanti.
Sleep still dey worry you

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by andersyn: 5:54am On Feb 03, 2020
Like for the whole Nigeria?
Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by philkoms: 5:55am On Feb 03, 2020
Buhari gorvernment has lost credibility and there is no sign that there will be improvement.

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Buuks77: 5:56am On Feb 03, 2020
Please how did i end up becoming a Nigerian

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Smellingrillmea: 5:58am On Feb 03, 2020
Buuks77:
Please how did i end up becoming a Nigerian

Brother........civil war is brewing

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by NextPresido: 5:59am On Feb 03, 2020
Some of PMB's major accomplishments in the past five years:
- turned the judiciary into his lapdogs
- made Nigeria the poverty capital of the world
- promised to eradicate bokoharam but only made them stronger and added fulani herdsmen to the mix leading to the worst loss of lives since the civil war
- got Nigeria banned by the US for insecurity. Our colleagues in that list include Sudan, Yemen and other failed states
- worsened Nigeria's corruption index from #138 under Jonathan to #146 today
- increased fuel price from #97 per liter to #148 today
- exchange rate went from $1 = #200 in 2015 to #360 today

Change indeed

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by ignis: 5:59am On Feb 03, 2020
You mean rubber stamps?
Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by CanadaOrBust: 6:00am On Feb 03, 2020
Racoon:
5)."We have an unprecedentedly total fascist takeover of the judiciary, the kind that compelled the Supreme Court to award nullified rigged votes to APC’s Hope Uzodinma even if by doing so the Supreme Court created an astonishing numerical incongruity where the Supreme Court’s final vote tally is now greater than the number of people INEC accredited to vote!"

PDP actually WON the rerun recently held in the same Hope’s “stronghold” where he got 99.9% of the votes with 100+% voter turnouts!

Also those Uzodinma documents were not only full of ridiculous numbers, they were also incomplete, smudgy, full of alterations, signed only by APC, and only showed results for APC and PDP out of 70 parties!

Those are the documents they relied on to replace an 8-month incumbent governor with a FOURTH place finisher!

Vanguard. Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Imo Guber: How Supreme court erred in computation of results

*Declared more votes than accredited voters
*Failed to interrogate petitioners’ evidence
*Avoided mentioning figures in a written judgment

Facts have emerged that the Supreme Court failed to do a thorough mathematical computation of the results of the election but relied only on the wrong computations submitted by Sen. Hope Uzodinma to declare him the duly-elected governor of Imo State...

Both the EPT and the Appeal Court dismissed the petition for lacking in merit.

By relying on the faulty tabulation made by Sen. Uzodinma, the Supreme Court arrived at a figure of 950,952 total votes cast at the election, which is more than the total votes cast at the election totalling 823,743.

This gave rise to 127,209 excess votes at the election as affirmed by the Supreme Court, which all through avoided mentioning figures regarding the votes cast for the disputants or the total registered voters and valid and invalid votes in the judgment.

Here are some magic numbers:

“The Guardian obtained a certified-true-copy of the record of the appeal filed at the Supreme Court by Uzodinma and APC...

For instance, on figure number 69 which shows votes cast at Eziama/Okpala (Umualum Village Square, Eziama)
total number of registered voters =492, whereas the APC scored 819 votes
and PDP scored 7 votes,
meaning that 334 more votes than the registered voters!

On page 22 of the record, at the polling unit 285 (Obudi/Aro, Central Assembly Square,
registered voters = 449
APC polled 780 vote
PDP polled four votes, leaving a total of 335 votes higher than the actual number of registered voters.

Figures from page 79 of the record of appeal
APC scored 526 votes, while PDP was credited with two votes, and the total votes cast was put at 526, indicating two votes higher than the total number registered voters in the area.”

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by punisha: 6:02am On Feb 03, 2020
grin


This one will be impossible to fill up with his evil Fulani brothers with same agenda... So it's best left unattended to.

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Wiifesnatcher(m): 6:04am On Feb 03, 2020
judiciary in Nigeria? as it is now we have no legislature and judiciary



legislature headed by that fat Albert is in Buhari's pocket. judiciary headed by his fellow sharia, educated illiterate cow is in his pocket. as a matter of fact the entire Nigeria dey his pocket and you want his kinsmen not to be doing as they like?

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by DuBLINGreenb(m): 6:05am On Feb 03, 2020
Pls appoint, promote let people earn salary and salary increments this Nigeria too hard

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Kingrefreshed: 6:06am On Feb 03, 2020
ProsperChild:

https://punchng.com/supreme-court-judges-drop-to-13-nba-kicks/


I'm sure the reason why the dullard in office have not approved the selected Judges is because they have not accepted his terms and conditions.

Are you ready to play Gworo Gworo with me?

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by Sarmiz24(m): 6:07am On Feb 03, 2020
They need to drop to zero, bunch of retards
Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:08am On Feb 03, 2020
In June 2019, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), wrote a letter requesting the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammadu, to “initiate in earnest the process of appointing additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to make the full complement of 21 Justices” as provided by the Constitution.

Wailers will always read and pick whatever they wanna comment on.

All the children of hate, perdition and frustration can see is what they can masturbate to,
none of them never saw the above quote in red in the thread!
Blinded, brainwashed followers of thieves and looters.

Hypocrites wailing cos they are no more getting the corrupt money they were fed with.
STEALING IS NOT CORRUPTION crew.

None of this blind frustrated souls commented on the thread where corpers got over a 100% raise in their allawee 3 days ago!

Enemies of the state.
Whether y'all like it or not,
Nigeria will be great again in our lifetime.

God bless President Muhammadu Buhari and his AMIABLE Vice President PROF YEMI OSINBAJO for all they are doing to make our once battered and raped nation work again.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by PROJECTBASE: 6:12am On Feb 03, 2020
The recommended candidates' list is strategically delayed simply to buy time for necessary manipulations considering the fact that only one candidate is from the North. This may not suit Baba's future plan.

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Re: Supreme Court Judges Drop To 13, NBA Kicks by 27Pushing30: 6:13am On Feb 03, 2020
[quote author=Racoon post=86330014][/quote]
Lol please be quiet...

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