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.