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The National Association of Judicial Correspondents, NAJUC, Lagos branch, has appealed to all heads of court, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the president, Court of Appeal, the president, National Industrial Court, the Chief Judge of Federal High Court and Chief Judges of the 36 states as well as stakeholders in the justice sector to assist in the provisions of press centres in all the courts across the country.

The association in a letter to the CJN and other heads of court across the country, signed by its chairman, Peter Fowoyo, stated that the rules of the court during the COVID-19 pandemic and the constraint of space are preventing journalists from effectively covering the judiciary beat.

The association further commiserated with the judiciary over losses incurred during the EndSARS protest where the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, Lagos High Court and the Chief Magistrates Court, Igbosere were burnt by hoodlums.

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