BREAKING: President Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of Tanko as CJN

President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan confirms receipt of a from President Mohammadu Buhari, during Thursday plenary requesting the confirmation of Ibrahim Mohammed Tanko as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

This followed a recommendations by the National Judicial Council (NJC) asking President Buhari to confirm Tanko as substantive CJN.

Tanko has been acting CJN since Justice Walter Onnoghen was suspended over alleged improper presentation of his assets in the Assets Declaration Form, an allegation denied by Justice Onnoghen.