Byline: Danladi Halilu
The National Judicial Council, the apex body for the nation's Judiciary, is one of the Federal Executive Bodies created under Section 153 of the 1999 constitution.
It came into existence as a child of circumstance sequel to the unfortunate experience the nation had after the 1983 general elections during which there was a spate of judgments delivered by Courts from different states of the Federation on the same matter. Some of the decisions given were outrageous, as their enforcement would have had the unsalutary implication of destabilizing the body polity and the nation, because of the Constitutional crisis inherent in them.
The conclusion was that the executive at the State and Federal levels, dictated and influenced the judgments, because they were vested …