Reprieve has come the way of President of the Court of Appeal Justice Ayo Salami following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council to President Goodluck Jonathan to reinstate him.
This is coming almost nine months after he was suspended from office.
The NJC had on August 18th last year suspended Justice Ayo Salami for refusing to apologize to the council and the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu after a panel of the council found him to have lied against the CJN.
The Council had also asked the President to retire him from service.
President Jonathan had approved the suspension and appointed Justice Dahiru Adamu as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal.
The council however did not make any reference to the suit filed by Salami at the Federal High Court in Abuja wherein he is challenging the report of the Justice Umaru Abduallahi panel which investigated him and Katsina-Alu for alleged misconduct.