Breaking: Onnoghen Undergoing Screening as Substantive CJN

The Senate has just started to screen the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
This is as required by law to confirm his nomination as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
The exercise is being conducted by the Committee of the Whole.
Onnoghen’s name was submitted by the Acting President Prof Yemi Osinbajo on February 8 with just two days left to the expiration of the tenure as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The move was to douse tension generated by the delay in forwarding his (Onnoghen) name to the Senate for confirmation.
Before the transmission, many groups had called on President Muhammadu Buhari to forward Onnoghen name to the Senate for confirmation in line with existing precedence.

Author: News Editor

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