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Pres. Buhari suspends Chief Justice Onnoghen; appoints acting CJN

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Pres. Buhari suspends Chief Justice Onnoghen; appoints acting CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Following the suspension, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed has been appointed as the acting CJN.

According to the president, the development is based on the request of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, pending the completion of Onnoghen’s trial.

Justice Tanko Mohammed who hails from Bauchi State is the most senior justice of the Supreme Court

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