Judiciary workers, Polytechnic lecturers suspend strike

…Courts to re-open on Monday After over two months, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, (JUSUN), has suspended its industrial action. According to a source at the Supreme Court yesterday, JUSUN’s decision to suspend the strike action was due to the intervention of both Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad and the National Judicial Council, (NJC). When contacted, the media aide to the CJN, Ahuraka Isah, further confirmed the report, adding that JUSUN has already directed its members to resume work on Monday. The union had embarked on…

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Lawyers groan as JUSUN strike lingers

Some lawyers in Abuja on Thursday expressed concern over the prolonged strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN). JUSUN on April 6 directed its members to shut down all courts across the country; its members complied with the directive and mounted guard at the entrances of the courts to ensure that no one entered the court premises. The lawyers, therefore, appealed to the State Governors for a quick resolution to end the strike. Speaking, a lawyer, Augustine Nwosu said: “it has been over two months since the strike…

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JUSUN strike stalls deposed Emir Sanusi’s suit against Kano Govt, others

A suit filed by deposed Muhammadu Sanusi II, against the Kano State government and others was Thursday stalled due to the strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN). The deposed emir had, on March 12, 2020, sued the Inspector-General (I-G) of Police and Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS) over what he called “unlawful detention/confinement” at the Federal High Court, Abuja.  Also joined in the motion with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 are the Attorney-General of Kano State and Attorney General of the Federation as 3rd and 4th respondents respectively. The former…

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“Strike continues until our demands are met” – JUSUN/PASAN

The leadership of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN)in Oyo State says the strike continues until their demands are met. Recall that on April 6, the Judiciary workers embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike demanding an enforcement of Constitutional provisions and court judgments granting financial autonomy to the Judiciary at both the State and Federal levels. JUSUN and PASAN, made this known during a peaceful protest jointly organised yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo State, to further press their demands and carrying placards with…

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Senate asks governors to implement full autonomy for Judiciary

Senate yesterday urged the 36 Governors to grant autonomy to the Judiciary, insisting that autonomy for the third arm of Government is non-negotiable. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, made the call while fielding questions from reporters in Abuja. Recall that the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, (JUSUN), had declared an industrial action and nationwide protests to compel governors to obey the 1999 constitution (as amended) and Executive Order 10 which granted autonomy to the judiciary in the country. Bamidele said it…

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Judiciary workers shun governors’ appeal, announces date for nationwide protest

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), yesterday, announced it will hold a nationwide protest on April 19, to push home its demand for financial autonomy for the judiciary. This directive was contained in a circular dated April 16, signed by the Deputy Secretary of the Union, Mr. P. Nnamani. According to the circular, the decision was taken at an emergency meeting of its National Working Committee (NWC). The circular reads: “Further be informed that following an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of JUSUN on April 15,…

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Judiciary workers to begin indefinite strike

…Demands financial autonomy Judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, (JUSUN), have declared an indefinite nationwide strike to press home their demand for the financial autonomy of the judiciary. The national leadership of JUSUN, in a circular dated April 1, ordered the shut down of various courts across the country as from Tuesday, April 6. In the circular issued and signed by JUSUN’s General Secretary, I. M. Adetola directed all States and zonal heads of the union to comply with the strike. The union stated…

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