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Things Falana said without speaking:
1. Both sides erred. Implications: There's no legal golden bullet. All parties would have to help the law. The law is helpless.
2. #OnnoghenSuspension should be lifted. Meaning he didnt see the suspension as null.
3. As corollary to #2, d suspension order is valid & in force until a court of superior jurisdiction says otherwise.
4. CCT has jurisdiction over Onnoghen's case & his lordship erred by failing to make appearance after he was properly served, but began to shop for injunctions.
5. Buhari should reverse himself, contrary to the order of the CCT, in order to give the judiciary a soft landing of finding a leeway out of the corner it boxed itself into. Whatever the options, the rules would have to be bent, to help the law.
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The National Judicial Council (NJC) has called an emergency meeting this morning. Quorum is 8 of the 24 members.
Our Ask: Do not acknowledge Tanko as the acting CJN.
Fastrack any petition against #CJNOnnoghen before you.
@NigBarAssoc Exco also meets today.
Our Ask: Decisive action against "procurers" of the ex parte order @MBuhari acted upon given the discrepancy in dates & omission of counsel who argued the motion as required by law. Also, how does the NBA restore its image?
@NigBarAssoc @MBuhari @nassnigeria meets tomorrow.
Our Ask: Resolution standing on the constitution:
* Acting CJN not recognized
* @MBuhari should reverse the order.
We don't need a constitutional crisis.
Some lawmakers could move for impeachment to reflect the gravity of the matter.
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The #Onnoghen Affair: Finding a Way Forward

Press Release, Centre for Democracy and Development, Abuja, 27th January 2019


On Friday, @NGRPresident suspended d CJN, Walter Onnoghen putting #Nigeria on the path to constitutional crisis especially cos he immediately swore in Justice Tanko Muhammad as his interim replacement without allowing the NJC & other arms of govt play their constitutional roles.
The @NGRPresident is aware that he has no such powers, so he justified his action by claiming he was obeying a directive from the Code of Conduct Tribunal, before which Mr Onnoghen is standing trial.

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Statement from the #EUEOM for #NigeriaDecides2019 on #OnnoghenSuspension. The EU Election Observation Mission is very concerned about the process and timing of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen, on 25 January.1/6
With 20 days until the presidential and National Assembly elections, political parties, candidates and voters must be able to have confidence in the impartiality and independence of the judicial system. 2/6
The decision to suspend the Chief Justice has led to many Nigerians, including lawyers and civil society observer groups, to question whether due process was followed. 3/6
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