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Senate Confirms Tanko Mohammad As Chief Justice Of Nigeria

Senate Confirms Tanko Mohammad As Chief Justice Of Nigeria

The appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad as Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN) has been confirmed by the Senate.

Mohammad, who has been in the position on acting capacity was confirmed on Wednesday after screening by Senators, to succeed Justice Walter Onnoghen, who resigned following some false asset declaration.

Contrary to the earlier promise that they would screen him in the open plenary, the Senate rather opted into an executive session to do so.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week requested the confirmation of Mohammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

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Justice Mohammed was first appointed in January after Buhari suspended Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, who was accused of false declaration of asset.

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