NBA orders two days court boycott

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Yesterday rose from its emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on the suspensio

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Yesterday rose from its emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen with a five-point demand.

It ordered a two-day court boycott by lawyers beginning from today. The NBA warned that it would apply more measures if its demands are not acceded to.

Its communique reads: “That Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Onnoghen GCON remains the CJN and that his purported removal from office is null and void.

“That the NBA does not recognise Mr. Justice Tanko Mohammed JSC as the Acting CJN his appointment being null and void.

“That the NBA demand the immediate reversal of the purported suspension from office of Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Onnoghen as the CJN by the President on the 25th January 2019.

“That pursuant to three above, the NBA has resolved to proceed on two days warning boycott of courts across the Federation from tomorrow Tuesday the 29th of January 2019 to Wednesday the 30th of January 2019 to press home its position and demands.

“That, where the demands are not immediately complied with by the Executive, then more actions by the NBA will follow.

To this effect therefore, the members of the NBA, Abuja Branch (Unity Bar) are hereby put on notice to boycott all courts within and outside jurisdiction of the Federal Capital Territory from tomorrow Tuesday the 29th of January 2019 to Wednesday the 30th of January 2019.”

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