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BREAKING: CJN Extends Suspension Of Court Sittings Over Coronavirus

A file picture of the CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad.


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has prolonged the suspension of court docket sittings until additional discover.

This was contained in an announcement by the CJN on Monday night.

In line with the CJN, the extension is important due to the measures in place to battle COVID-19.

“In view of the fact that the initial two weeks suspension of courts sittings will expire on 7th April 2020, I hereby extend the suspension of court sittings till further notice, given the lockdown measure put in place by Federal and some state governments to curb the spread of COVID-19,” the CJN’s assertion learn partly.

Regardless of the extension, the CJN mentioned courts would sit for pressing and time-bound issues.

“Your lordships are, however, to note that courts are expected to sit particularly to dispense matters that are urgent, essential or time-bound in line with our extant laws,” the CJN, who can also be the Chairman of the Nationwide Judicial Council, added.

The extension comes two weeks after Justice Muhammad ordered all heads of courts within the nation to droop court docket sittings.

The preliminary suspension took impact on March 24.

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