Court orders prompt hearing of suit against Appeal Court Justices’ appointment

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The Federal High Court has ordered accelerated hearing of a suit seeking to stop the National Judicial Council (NJC) and others from appointing more Justices for the Court of Appeal.

In a ruling on Monday, Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered the service of all court documents on the suit on the NJC, the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), who were not represented in court.

The judge said such a case deserved to have prompt hearing.

He abridged the time and ordered the defendants to file their responses within five days of their receipt of service.

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