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Speaking at an audience with Song, Jonathan said, however, that while Nigeria still maintains its endorsement and commitment to the guiding principles and objectives of the ICC, it wanted urgent action to address the current concerns of African leaders over the operations of the court

Addressing the participants at the end of the 15th Extraordinary Summit of the AU, its Chairperson, Hailemariam Dessalegn, said this was in accordance with “national laws and international customary laws”

Opening the 15th Extraordinary session the Council in Addis Ababa, its Chairman and Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom, said the body was concerned about ICC’s failure to follow “certain laid down procedures in the application of justice on some African countries and Africans”

Nigeria declared a state of emergency on May 14 to fight an Islamic uprising by militants in the northeast who want to impose Islamic law across a country divided almost equally between the predominantly Muslim north and mainly Christian south