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President Buhari Suspends Walter Onnoghen, Swears In Tanko Mohammed As Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

Buhari said the action followed the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial.

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The suspension was announced at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja today.

He said the action followed the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial.

The President consequently swore in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Mohammed who hails from Bauchi state is the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court.

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  1. Moreso, the Hausa man JSC Tanko Ibrahim is the most senior judicial officer in supreme Court for the post and he’s acting in the capacity of the CJN till the conclusion of the case…

    • The job of the President is to uphold the Constitution… By the Constitution the CJN may only be removed by 2/3 of majority of the Senate. 2. The Court of Appeal Ordered the CCT to stay proceeding..Now the Presidents says he acted on the Order of CCT…hmmm .. So the President is bigger than the Constitution?

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