THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL
STUDENT’S UNION GOVERNMENT
MONDAY, JUNE 24 2019.
Sequence to my appointment and inauguration as the Chief Judge of the Student’s Union Government Judicial Council, I hereby appoint the following persons as a matter of necessity to assist me in non judicial matters.
1. Name: PRINCE ENYINNAYA INNOCENT (Campus Gist)
Department: PETROLEUM AND GAS
Phone: 0703 860 0732
Position: SENIOR SPECIAL ADVISER ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY TO THE LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE STUDENT’S UNION JUDICIAL COUNCIL
2. Name: OBAYI ONYEKA FRANKLIN
Department: HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Phone: 0810 928 5425
Position: COUNSELOR TO THE LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE STUDENT’S UNION JUDICIAL COUNCIL.
The appointees have been served with their letters of appointment and the appointment is deemed effective.
All students should take note as they can always reach out to me through any of my appointees.
RESTRUCTURING AND RECOMPOSITION OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL
The Judicial Council of the Student’s Union Government humbly stationed under me shall undergo the following reconstruction and restructuring.
1. The Union Court shall be properly constituted.
2. The Judicial Council shall have it’s own stamp.
3. The Chief Judge shall be addressed as Lord Chief Justice,the deputy Chief Judge shall be addressed as Deputy Chief Justice.
4. All the 10 justices from the 5 faculties shall be ranked accordingly and appropriately based on Cgpa, level, experience and knowledge of law. There shall be hierarchy in the Judicial Council as it is in every system and other universities.Every justice from the faculties shall be addressed as Associate Justice.
5.Each justice shall take the prefix Lord or Lady before his or her name,followed by the department of the justice. For example, Lord Epouwei of History (Associate Justice) or Lady Epouwei of Biology (Associate Justice).
6. It should be noted that Administrative officers of the Court headed by the Court Registrar are not to be mistaken as Justices or equal to any Justice. They are merely administrative officers whose duties is to serve the court and the justices. They are to carry out the Administrative work of the Judicial Council.
JURISDICTION OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL
1. The Judicial Council has original jurisdiction to entertain and settle disputes between students.
2. The Judicial Council has original jurisdiction to enter dispute between the various organs of the Student’s Union Government.
3. The Judicial Council has original jurisdiction to set up a tribunal to entertain all petitions concerning various elections.
4. The Judicial Council has original and unlimited jurisdiction to check the legality or illegality of the Executive and Legislative arm of the Student’s Union
5. The Judicial Council has the original jurisdiction to check the legality or illegality of any action taken by faculty executives and parliaments.
6. The Judicial Council has original jurisdiction to settle dispute between faculties
7. The Judicial Council has original jurisdiction to interpret the Student’s Union Constitution, interpret all faculty handbooks,constitutions of various faculties and departmental associations and to interpret all other enactments or statutes.
8. The Judicial Council has Original jurisdiction to determine the legality or illegality of any student association, whether such association is registered with the school or not.
9. The Judicial Council has original Jurisdiction to summon any student, party, association, club and others to explain the legality of any action taken.
10. The Judicial Council has Original Jurisdiction to report any student to the university management for appropriate sanction and to report all cases of violation. Thus, every student must adhere strictly to the rules, regulations and various laws guiding the university.
11. The judicial Council has original jurisdiction to entertain all other matters that fall within the ambit of the Judicial Council and other matters that may be assigned to it by the school management.
The Judicial Council is opened and accessible to every student of this great institution. I as the Lord Chief Justice of the Judicial Council of the Student’s Union Government with other justices shall administer justice devoid of sentiments, bias, intimidation and shall adhere to the principle of Natural Justice and Fair hearing.
“`LORD EPOUWEI SAMUEL
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE.“`