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US congratulates Nigeria on court appointments

The US government congratulated the Nigerian government for appointing six new associated judges to the country’s supreme court bringing that body to a full complement for the first time in its history, a USIA statement said yesterday. It said the action should promote the rule of law and improve the judicial system. The US encouraged the Nigerian government to lift the Decree Two, which provides for arrest without charge and prevents judicial review of “security” cases.

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