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Justice Tanko Muhammed: appointed as acting CJN

Senate confirms Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as CJN

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

He was confirmed on Wednesday after a screening at the National Assembly.

The red chamber had, on arrival of Muhammad into the chamber, gone into a closed session to set the template for the screening.

Muhammad, who arrived at the Senate at around 10:10am, was ushered into the chamber around 11:13am.

He was accompanied to the red chamber by top judiciary officers in the country.

The CJN answered questions on corruption, administration of criminal justice and the poor funding of the judiciary

Muhammad has been acting CJN since January 25 when the then CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended from office over alleged corrupt practices.

President Muhammadu Buhari had, last Thursday, forwarded to the Senate a letter requesting the confirmation of Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The President, in the letter of request, said the nomination was sequel to recommendation made to that effect by the National Judicial Council.

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