Senate Confirms Tanko Muhammad As CJN

The Senate has confirmed Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Muhammad was confirmed by the Senate after screening on Wednesday.


The screening lasted for about 90 minutes and he responded to questions on the independence of the judiciary, administration of criminal justice, corruption and the poor funding of the judiciary.

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It will be recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday last week forwarded to the Senate, a letter requesting for confirmation of Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Buhari’s letter of request was a sequel to the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to make Justice Tanko the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.


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