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Buhari Suspends Onnoghen, Swears In Mohammed As Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria

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Buhari Suspends Onnoghen, Swears In Mohammed As Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria

Buhari Suspends Onnoghen, Swears In Mohammed As Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, January 25, suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Mr Buhari announced the suspension at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja today.

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He said the suspension followed the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial.

The President has sworn in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN. Mohammed who hails from Bauchi state is the most senior justice of the Supreme Court.

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