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BUHARI PROPOSES 12-MONTH TIME LIMIT FOR CRIMINAL CASES

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The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has criticised the terribly slow pace of justice administration in the Nigerian courts.

Buhari disclosed this at the 60th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, with the theme, “Stepping Forward.”

The president, says that the Nigerian justice system needs an urgent reform.

He suggested that the judiciary should put a 12-month time limit on the hearing of criminal cases from the high court to the Supreme Court, while all civil cases should be concluded within 15 months.

Buhari also proposed a reform of the process of judges’ appointment, recommending that aspiring judges should take tests.