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Supreme Court suspends hearing of Tambuwal, Ihedioha, four other govs’ appeals

Supreme Court suspends hearing of Tambuwal, Ihedioha, four other govs’ appeals

The Supreme Court of Nigeria today suspended hearing of the appeals of Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano States, including four other governors.
Other governors, whose appeals were also suspended are Emeka Ihedioha (Imo), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), and Samuel Ortom (Benue).
Before the apex court in Abuja suspended the hearing of the appeals there was tension in the court.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, was also present in the court.
The CJN suspended proceedings after indicating that an unnamed member of the seven-man panel was seriously ill. The panel was expected to resume sitting in about an hour but a top official of the court announced to the packed courtroom that all the appeals had been adjourned till tomorrow.

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