The National Judicial Council NJC has issued Policy Directions on Political and Election-Related Cases to Heads of Court nationwide.
This is part of concerted efforts to curb or eliminate to the barest minimum incidences of issuance of conflicting orders or judgments capable of disrupting the ongoing electioneering process.
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Sources said the Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN, Dr Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad Presided over the meeting where the policy directions were formulated.
Under the new direction, Heads of Courts are to henceforth be held responsible for loopholes in their areas of jurisdiction.