The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday, dismissed a suit challenging the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Africa News24 (AN24) understands that President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday forwarded the name of Justice Muhammad, to the Senate for approval as the substantive CJN.

He also sought the approval of the upper legislative chamber to enable him to appoint 15 special advisers.

In response, Justice Iyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court struck out the suit brought by a plaintiff, Omirhobo Foundation, for lack of locus standi to prosecute the case.

AN24 reports that Tanko Muhammad was sworn in as the Acting CJN on Jan. 25 immediately after the then CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended by Buhari.