The Nigerian Senate has finally confirmed Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, after the compulsory retirement of Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Tanko passed the screening by the legislators today and was immediately confirmed.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last Thursday presented the name of the acting chief justice for confirmation as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.
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Buhari’s request followed the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to make Muhammad the substantive chief justice of Nigeria.