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Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by powerfulguy: 7:42pm On Jun 03
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has advocated alteration of the Constitution to reduce the maximum number of Justices of the Supreme Court from the current 21 to 16.

Justice Muhammad called for an increase in the number of Justices of Court of Appeal, which is currently pegged at 49 in Section 237 of the Constitution, to not less than 100.

He requested the age of anyone to be appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court should not to be less than 25 years of post-call to Bar.

The CJN also suggested that all the appeals from the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court should be by leave of the apex court, with an additional requirement that the application for leave could be determined by three Justices of the Supreme Court, sitting in the chambers.

These form part of the 45-point proposals contained in the CJN’s submission on Thursday in Abuja before the Senate Committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution by the CJN on behalf of the Judiciary.

In the 17-page submission, titled: ‘’Input by the Judiciary to the Proposed Alteration to the 1999 Constitution (as Amended),’’, the CJN asked that the Constitution be also amended for the seat of the Secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to be placed at par with that of the Clerk of the National Assembly.

Justice Muhammed requested that the Constitution be further amended to state categorically that the CJN is the head of the Judiciary of the Federation,

He suggested that Section 230 of the Constitution be altered by substitution Paragraph (a) of the existing subsection (2), with a new paragraph (a), to read: “The Chief Justice of Nigeria,who shall be the head of the Judiciary of the federation.”

The CJN further wants Paragraph of the Section to be altered to replace the current provision of: “not exceeding 21,’’ in lines 1 to 2 of paragraph (b) of the existing subsection (2), with ‘’not exceeding 16.’’

The media aide to the CJN, Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, in a statement on Thursday, said Justice Muhammad, in his submission, also asked the National Assembly to alter the Constitution to mandate the National Judicial Council (NJC) to fix and review judges salaries every four years.

In item 38 of his submission, the CJN also requested that Part 1 of the Third Schedule, Paragraph 21 to the Constitution be altered to include sub-paragraph ‘h’ to the effect, that the NJC should ‘’fix, in conjunction with Salaries and Wages Commission, the salaries and other emoluments of judicial staff; in the case of judicial officers, to review such salaries no later than four years from the last exercise.’’

By virtue of the provision of Section 84 (1) of the Constitution, the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) reviewed judges’ salary by enacting the ’’Certain Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders (Salaries and Allowances, etc.) (Amendment) Act, 2008’’ which came into force on February 1, 2007.

The Act has not been reviewed since it was enacted, leaving judges’ salaries stagnant for about 13 years.

The CJN then requested that the NJC be allowed to collect, control and disburse all monies – capital and recurrent – for the Judiciary.

Justice Muhammad also wants a further alteration to the Constitution to allow the Judiciary to exercise control over the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), and for the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) to be allowed to advise the NJC in nominating persons for appointment as the Chairman and members of the CCT.

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by athaboi(f): 7:43pm On Jun 03
Don't reduce anything career civil service instead the senators who are known thieves should be reduced...the judicial system is rather what needs more hands from high court to the supreme court! Somebody will be at kuje and kirikiri prison for 10 years and they never call his case in the court for once

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Lumig: 8:05pm On Jun 03
Good. Let's also adopt a unicamera house of assembly

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Zico5(m): 8:05pm On Jun 03
Hausa Fulani are doing everything possible to make this country their own. They want to be the sole decider of every judgement even to the detriment of other tribes. I'm very sure they will constitute 80% if the supreme judges are reduced to 16 like they are insinuating. In fact, the next president will have a lot to do if there is ever election in this zoo called a country. Buhari is truly a calamity

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by AGNESikpuNNU(f): 8:05pm On Jun 03
cool
Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Xuuu: 8:05pm On Jun 03
Any politician caught stealing Nigerian funds should be jailed for minimum of 50 years with no bail or fine option.

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Cholls(m): 8:06pm On Jun 03
Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by saxietohgbaskie: 8:06pm On Jun 03
Reduce the number of senators and rep. Reduce their salaries and all those yeye allowances. Imagine that kinda money for entertainment allowance. Make all of una gettat.

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by axeman2(m): 8:06pm On Jun 03
Misplaced priority
Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by IlovePMB: 8:06pm On Jun 03
Opportunity to remove all the southern Christians from Supreme Court. And leave your fulani sharia APC judges. Thunder fire you. When are you even coming to Imo State so that Imo people can thank you for the job well done.

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by GboyegaD(m): 8:06pm On Jun 03
Why not an odd number to at least avoid a tie if they need to vote?

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by zeusdgrt(m): 8:06pm On Jun 03
This chief justice just dey busy doing nothing

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by datola: 8:06pm On Jun 03
What
Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by olufunmi01(m): 8:06pm On Jun 03
Senate should be scrapped not this please

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by ClassicMG(m): 8:07pm On Jun 03
Let each state control their resources
Let state be charge of police
Let each state determined their minimum wage
remove electricity from from the exclusive list

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by beresponsible(m): 8:07pm On Jun 03
Question to the learned. What's the implication of this reduction?

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by henryadex(m): 8:08pm On Jun 03
Honesty and righteousness is what we need
Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Kingspin(m): 8:09pm On Jun 03
Leave it at 21, until we know the real reason behind your 16.

But when they catch you don't come deny it like the Attorney General, Malami.

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Juliusmalema: 8:09pm On Jun 03
Tanko and his sharia amendment

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Ezedon(m): 8:09pm On Jun 03
Confused Country
Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Xscape047: 8:09pm On Jun 03
Oyaana
Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by goshen26: 8:10pm On Jun 03
Remove senate

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Saao(m): 8:10pm On Jun 03
Justice Muhammad also wants a further alteration to the Constitution to allow the Judiciary to exercise control over the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), and for the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) to be allowed to advise the NJC in nominating persons for appointment as the Chairman and members of the CCT. Above paragraph is long overdue. Nice move

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Yankee101: 8:10pm On Jun 03
And become more powerful?
Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by tnewsr: 8:11pm On Jun 03
Hmmmmm
Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Teejay13(m): 8:13pm On Jun 03
I support autonomy for the judiciary system.

But for the increase of the number of justice in the supreme court that I don't agree.

Why? Is that even the few we have, have not played a just role in the judiciary system of Nigeria

I call them rubber stamp judges

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Mikecold: 8:15pm On Jun 03
Sharia judge knowing full well it's the southernerns that would take the axe in this jihadist government

This is to pave way for more northern Muslims to islamize

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Blue3k(m): 8:15pm On Jun 03
What an idiot. Why would you change it to an even number.

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by ArcSEMPECJ(m): 8:15pm On Jun 03
Can someone remember how this man became the CJN...........

Many have forgotten about the former one and the allegations leveled against him

What later happened to the former CJN

This country .......lols

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Re: Constitution Review: CJN Seeks Reduction Of Supreme Court Justices From 21 To 16 by Thinktwicemybro: 8:15pm On Jun 03
They should reduce it so that the arewa dominated supreme Court will now finally be a tool to conquer the rest of Nigeria! You lie Mr CJN.
We need more supreme Court in the 36 states. So you are happy the way justice is delayed for the poor man? How many cases are pending before the supreme Court and how many have been heard?
The poor are languishing in prison because of bottleneck in the justice system caused by frivolous election disputes which are priotised by the supreme Court and yet you are calling for reduction? I don't blame you. I blamed Lord lugard and his W.hore who connive to forcefully join this false marriage.

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