Senate Set to Confirm Justice Tanko Mohammed as CJN


  • Buhari wrote the senate after receiving a recommendation from the NJC.
  • Tanko will be screen in the hallowed chamber on Wednesday.

The Senate will on Wednesday confirm the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed as the substantive CNJ as he will be appearing before the Senate for screening and confirmation of his appointment.

Senate President  Ahmad Lawan, who disclosed this on Tuesday during the plenary session said the CJN would appear before the Committee of the Whole of the Senate to commence his screening exercise.

He said copies of the nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) had been distributed to the lawmakers to enable them to have adequate background information about him and his career.

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Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday forwarded a letter asking the Red chamber to consider confirmation of the acting chief justice of the federation and other justices forwarded to him by the National Judicial Commission (NJC) after their emergency meeting where Mohammed was recommended for appointment to the president.

The current active status of the ACJN expires on July 25 after it was extended by the president for another three months.

Recall that the former CJN, Walter Onnoghen resigned from the position after being suspended for not declaring some of his assets and was arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

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The ruling of the case favoured the Federal Government.

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