Senate fixes Wednesday to screen Tanko Muhammed as CJN


The Nigerian Senate has resolved to screen the nomination of Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed for the post of the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Tanko was nominated as the substantive CJN by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, 11th July, 2019

He is expected to be screened by a committee of the whole of the Senate.

The decision to screen the nominee was taken after a voice vote called by the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan.

Justice Tanko became the Acting CJN when the estranged Justice Walter Onnoghen was accused of false assets declaration and had to step down from the post.

The president forwarded Justice Muhammad’s name for confirmation based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

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