Senate calls off recess, reconvenes on Tuesday over suspended CJN Onnoghen
Nigerian Senate

The leadership of the Senate on Saturday announced an emergency session scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, to deliberate on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, who initiated the emergency session, is scheduled to meet with other Senate officials first ahead of Tuesday’s deliberation.

A source close to the office of the Senate President was quoted as saying that publication for the sitting “may be made tomorrow (today) or Monday.”

The source was also said to have disclosed that the leadership meeting was to clear the way for the emergency sitting.


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The Senate President is said to have reached out to senators to return to Abuja “for this all important emergency sitting in the interest of democracy in Nigeria.”

It was gathered that the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, is expected to announce the emergency sitting to members.

Recall that the Senate had adjourned only last Thursday to reconvene on February 19, 2019 after the general elections.

The suspension of the CJN came a day after the lawmakers recessed.