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Federal High Court Sacks Code Of Conduct Bureau Chairman

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja has sacked the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Sam Saba and nine other members of the organisation’s board.

Justice Nyako in a judgment Friday held that the five-year tenure of the CCB board expired on April 2015.
The judgment was on a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/411/2016 filed by a group – Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International (KGRFI) led by Okere Nnamdi.
Justice Nyako was of the view that by virtue of section 155 (1) (c) and Paragraph 1, Part 1, Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), Saba and others, all of whom were appointed in 2010, were only entitled to stay in office for five years.

The judge declined to issue an order compelling the President to remove and replace Saba and the nine other board members, as prayed by the plaintiff.

She however, directed the AGF to advise the President on the state of the tenure of members of the CCB board.

Source: The Nation

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