The meeting of the National Judicial Council (NJC) began behind schedule because of dispute over who should preside over the meeting, Elombah News has learnt.
The meeting, which was initially scheduled to commence at 10am, dragged till noon over the decision on the chairman ex tempore.
Both the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen and the acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed were absent at the meeting.
Members of the council finally settled for the President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa to preside over the meeting.
Journalists, who identified themselves, were barred from the gates of the NJC.
The NJC Director of Information, Soji Oye is expected to release a communique at the end of the meeting.