The National Judicial Council has fixed an emergency meeting for Tuesday in Abuja.
The meeting, our correspondent learnt, was called over the Friday suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A source told our correspondent that notice of the meeting has already been sent by the Secretary of the council, Ahmed Saleh, to members.
“The meeting will hold on Tuesday and notice has been sent to members. I can confirm this to you. It is different from the rumour that was in circulation before that a meeting had been fixed for Monday.”
The spokesperson for NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, could not be reached on phone. It was learnt that he was on leave.
In a related development, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria has called a meeting for Wednesday.
In a statement issued on Sunday by the National President of JUSUN, Comrade Marwan Mustapha Adamu, the union said it would deliberate on the current happenings in the Judiciary and take a stand after the meeting.
Adamu described the situation in the Judiciary arm of government as unfortunate, insisting that the independence of the Judiciary as enshrined in the constitution is non-negotiable.