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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed as Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN).

Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed
Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed

He was confirmed on Wednesday after screening by Senators, to succeed Justice Walter Onnoghen, who resigned following some money laundering allegations.

The Senate had, Wednesday, begun the screening of Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN.

As is the customs, the CJNs are supposed to be screened during plenary but the lawmakers of the 9th Senate had unanimously agreed to go into a closed-door session to screen Tanko Muhammad.

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