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President Weighs Options On Onnoghen, Muhammed Tanko

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

The coast seems clear for acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Muhammad Tanko to saddle as CJN with recommendation from National Judicial Council (NJC).

But Buhari is said to be weighing whether or not to accept the NJC’s recommendations on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Buhari, who had a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the issue is said to be seeking legal opinions on the NJC’s decisions.

The NJC absolved Justice Muhammad of any blame in deferring to the President to be sworn in as the Acting CJN.

He accepted the appointment, having been presented with an ex parte order of the CCT, which led to Justice Onnoghen’s suspension.

Africa News24 (An24) gathered that after receiving the NJC’s recommendations, the President elected to seek legal advice on them.

Buhari is believed to be thinking of asking NJC to recommend deterrence for Onnoghen or seeking further consultations with the council.

 

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