President Jonathan Appoints Acting President, Court Of Appeal

PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPROVES APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT, COURT OF APPEAL

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is in receipt of a correspondence dated 18th August, 2011, from the National Judicial Council (NJC), recommending the compulsory retirement of Hon. Justice Isa Ayo Salami, OFR, for misconduct in accordance with the provisions of Section 292 (1) (a) (i) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, and Rule 1 (1) of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Consequently, President Jonathan, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 238 (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, has approved the acting appointment of Hon. Justice Dalhatu Adamu to perform the functions of the office of the President of the Court of Appeal pending when all issues relating to the office of the President of the Court of Appeal are resolved.

Dr. Reuben Abati

Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity)

August 21, 2011



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Re: President Jonathan Appoints Acting President, Court Of Appeal
Gadagada posted on 08-21-2011, 17:29:28 PM
VERY SAD THAT THE NIGERIAN VOICES OF REASONS ARE BEING SHORTCHANGED BY PDP MAFIAS LEAD BY GEJ.
THE ELECTION TRIBUNAL CAN NOW RUN SMOOTHLY WITHOUT DISENTING VOICES
Re: President Jonathan Appoints Acting President, Court Of Appeal
Century posted on 08-21-2011, 18:40:52 PM
Let's see how this plays out.
President Jonathan Approves Appointment Of Acting President, Court Of Appeal
Publicinfoproject posted on 08-21-2011, 21:08:15 PM
The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) condemns in very strong terms the purported suspension of the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami by National Judicial Council(NJC) as unconstitutional, null and void
.............http://http://chidioparareports.blogspot.com/2011/08/news-release-justice-ayo-salamis.html
Re: News Release: Justice Ayo Salami's Suspension Is Unconstitutional, Null And Void
Agensheku posted on 08-21-2011, 21:08:15 PM

PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPROVES APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT, COURT OF APPEAL


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is in receipt of a correspondence dated 18th August, 2011, from the National Judicial Council (NJC), recommending the compulsory retirement of Hon. Justice Isa Ayo Salami, OFR, for misconduct in accordance with the provisions of Section 292 (1) (a) (i) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, and Rule 1 (1) of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Consequently, President Jonathan, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 238 (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, has approved the acting appointment of Hon. Justice Dalhatu Adamu to perform the functions of the office of the President of the Court of Appeal pending when all issues relating to the office of the President of the Court of Appeal are resolved.


Dr. Reuben Abati


Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity)


August 21, 2011



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Re: PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPROVES APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT, COURT OF APPEAL
Dapxin posted on 08-22-2011, 00:44:02 AM
Holy Crap!

Reuben Abati is the new shit-bearer

Eeeeeeeeeewo! O ma shey ooooo

So then GEJ plays his own card in the Alu Salaaami game. Ayooooooooooooo.

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btw, this is the final going to the dogs of the so called judiciary. brace up folks... anarchy 3.0 is here...
Re: News Release: Justice Ayo Salami's Suspension Is Unconstitutional, Null And Void
Agensheku posted on 08-22-2011, 01:32:45 AM
Jonathan appoints Dalhatu Adamu as acting PCA •May be sworn in today •NBA threatens to boycott new SANs' inauguration


Written by Taiwo Adisa, Lanre Adewole, Leon Usigbe and Bolaji Ogundele Monday, 22 August 2011

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday, approved the suspension of the President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), Justice Isa Ayo Salami, in accordance with the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC),

which also recommended his retirement.

A statement by the spokesman to the president, Dr Reuben Abati, confirmed that President Jonathan has upheld the recommendation of the NJC.(PDPeeee,POWER!Agens)

The statement confirms the story contained in our sister publication, the Sunday Tribune edition of August 21, which indicated that President Jonathan will act on the recommendations of the NJC once it gets to his table.

The statement indicated that the president was in receipt of a correspondence by the NJC recommending the compulsory retirement of Justice Salami.

It added that the president has approved his suspension from office until all issues relating to his suspension were resolved.

The statement also indicated that the approval was in accordance with Rule 1(1) of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The president, according to the statement, also approved the appointment of Justice Dalhatu Adamu as acting President of the Court of Appeal pending the resolution of all materrs relating to Salami's suspension.

The statement with the title "Appointment of Acting President of Court of Appeal," stated that the appointment of the Acting PCA was in accordance with the powers granted the President in Section 238(4) by the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The statement read in part: "His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, is in receipt of a correspondence dated 18 August, 2011 from the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommending the compulsory retirement of Justice Isa Ayo Salami (OFR) in accordance with section 292(1)ai) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended and Rule 1(1) of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

"Consequently, Mr President, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 238(4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, approved the acting appointment of Hon Justice Dalhatu Adamu to perform the functions of the President of the Court of Appeal, pending when all issues relating to the office of the President of Court of Appeal are resolved."

Justice Adamu, of the Sokoto Division of the appellate court, was sighted at the court's headquarters in Abuja last Friday and reportedly met with Salami, though there was no news of briefing or handing over.

He was said to have left the headquarters, where Salami's office is domiciled before the suspended PCA, who worked all the hours in his office, left at about 5.30 p.m.

Also sighted within Salami's office was another senior justice, who heads a division of the court.

Adamu, according to the 1999 Constitution (As Amended), can only spend three unrenewable months in acting capacity, before a substantive PCA is appointed.

He is favoured to retain the job in substantive capacity.

Salami would have retired in 2013.

Nigerian Tribune was told that the suspended PCA would also lose his place as the chairman of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, with the acting PCA expected to fill the vacancy either with another justice of the court or himself.

Justice Adamu is likely to be sworn in today.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), on Sunday, drew the battle line with the NJC as it called on all its members to stay away from the swearing-in ceremony of new Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), scheduled for Friday this week.

The National Executive Council of the NBA, which made the call during its meeting in Port Harcourt on Sunday also advised President Jonathan not to allow the NJC mislead him by authorising the retirement of the President of the Appeal Court, in violation of the laws of the land.

President of the NBA, Joseph Bodunrin Daudu said the call for the boycott of the SANs swearing-in, even by those scheduled to be sworn in, became necessary when it became obvious that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, was bent on making the NBA's conference for this year fail.

According to Daudu, he had conveyed the programme of this year's NBA conference across to the CJN, even as the setting of the date for the swearing-in of new SANs for September had become public knowledge, adding that the sudden change of the date to coincide with the closing ceremony of the NBA conference was unacceptable.

"NEC hence decided that the bar shall boycott the ceremony and all its members have been advised to stay away, including those to be conferred with the rank of SAN. It was resolved that any legal practitioner that attends the ceremony would not be referred to by members of the NBA with any rank he possesses.

"Similarly, if the person is in any NBA body such as the Body of Benchers, he would lose all privileges and be stripped of membership of any committee or body that the NBA participates in. The NBA, therefore, urges the Chief Justice of Nigeria to shift the ceremony to the earlier September 19 date," he said.

On the recommendation of the NJC for the suspension of Justice Salami, NBA frowned on the arbitrariness of the commission in its decision on a matter still pending in court, adding that it would not fold its arms, watching due process oppressed.

"I recommend the NEC to condemn the action of the NJC in going into a matter which, at the time, was still before superior court of record.

"It is a matter of shame and regret that a judicial organisation of the calibre of the NJC can ride roughshod over the process of a court of law, the implication for Nigerian judical process is catastrophic," Daudu said.

Source:NIGERIAN TRIBUNE
Re: President Jonathan Appoints Acting President, Court Of Appeal
Papadonkee posted on 08-22-2011, 05:17:21 AM
So the President should fold his hands and watch the judiciary wrestle itself into the gutter? He is "in receipt of a correspondence"! And to be fair to GEJ, he hasn't even sacked or retired Justice Salami.

The President will take a final, presidential position "when all issues relating to the office of the President of the Court of Appeal are resolved."

PDP!!!
Re: PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPROVES APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT, COURT OF APPEAL
Dapxin posted on 08-22-2011, 08:25:50 AM
fold his hands did you say ?

It would be nice to actually see him open it. I wonder when that will come. #incompetence is infectious.
Re: News Release: Justice Ayo Salami's Suspension Is Unconstitutional, Null And Void
Agensheku posted on 08-22-2011, 12:13:15 PM
At a staid and rather colourless ceremony,Adamu was sworn-in by the out-going CJ this afternoon.Wearing an over-sized suit,the man took the oath of office as Acting president of FCA while police detachments were said to be guarding Justice Salami s residence and office.

According to Channels TV,protesters stormed Lagos State governor s office to air their grievances by the on-going "travesty" and BRF addressed them.

As the situation develops,lets hope it does not degenerate to the unexpected. It takes just a matchstick to start a great bonfire.
Re: News Release: Justice Ayo Salami's Suspension Is Unconstitutional, Null And Void
Otito posted on 08-22-2011, 12:31:47 PM
QUOTE:
Jonathan appoints Dalhatu Adamu as acting PCA •May be sworn in today •NBA threatens to boycott new SANs' inauguration

\"I recommend the NEC to condemn the action of the NJC in going into a matter which, at the time, was still before superior court of record.

\"It is a matter of shame and regret that a judicial organisation of the calibre of the NJC can ride roughshod over the process of a court of law, the implication for Nigerian judical process is catastrophic,\" Daudu said.

Source:NIGERIAN TRIBUNE



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Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am by Fela Kuti

Explanation:

Don't kick people when they are down,
Nor bother them at inappropriate times:
There is a limit to patience.

When things are calm,
Don't start trouble by bothering people who are struggling to get by.
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