National Judicial Council (Nigeria)

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National Judicial Council
TypeFederal Executive Body
PurposePromoting legal professionalism in Nigeria
HeadquartersThree Arms Zone, Abuja.
Region served
Official language
Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

The National Judicial Council (NJC), is an executive body established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in accordance with the provisions of Section 153 of the 1999 Constitution as amended to protect the Judiciary of Nigeria from the whims and caprices of the Executive.[1][2][3]

Statutory duties[edit]

The NJC perform several judicial functions such as advising the President of Nigeria and Governors on issues related to the judiciary.[4][5][6] They also perform disciplinary functions as well as appointment and nomination of executive members of the Judicial.[7][8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Judicial Council - INFORMATION NIGERIA".
  2. ^ "National Judicial Council Archives - Premium Times Nigeria". Premium Times Nigeria.
  3. ^ "Global Corruption Report 2007".
  4. ^ "Jonathan Vs Salami: Why Adoke chose to play "the black sheep"". Vanguard News.
  5. ^ "Salami: Jonathan Accepts NJC Recommendation, But..., Articles - THISDAY LIVE". Archived from the original on 2015-04-28.
  6. ^ "NJC Asks Jonathan to Re-instate Salami, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". Archived from the original on 2012-05-14.
  7. ^ "National Judicial Council Sacks Three Rogue Judges". Pointblank News.
  8. ^ "The Man Who Will Be Chief Justice of Nigeria, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29.
  9. ^ "Nigeria's National Judicial Council 'Retires' Pension Thief Judge And Two Other Rogue Judges". Sahara Reporters.