Judiciary Funding: Court Issues Fresh Summons on AGF, NA

21 Feb 2013

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Olisa Agbakoba

Tobi Soniyi

A Federal High Court in Abuja Thursday issued fresh summons on the Attorney General of the Federation, the National Judicial Council  and  the National Assembly to come and defend a suit filed by a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba, SAN seeking to secure financial independence for the judiciary.

In his orginating summons, Agbakoba is asking for full implementation of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution, which granted the Judiciary's expenditures the status of "first line charge".

Agbakoba argued that besides independent budgeting, the funds belonging to the judiciary in the Consolidated Revenue Fund ought to be released to the NJC in full for disbursement for the needs of the courts.
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