Senate To Screen Walter Onnoghen on March 1

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The senate will conduct a confirmation hearing for Walter Onnoghen, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), today.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, who announced this on the floor of the upper legislative chamber, yesterday, said the exercise would take place at 11am.

Last Tuesday, Saraki read a letter from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo requesting the confirmation of Onnoghen as CJN.‎

Onnoghen has been acting CJN since November 10, 2016 when Mahmud Mohammed, his predecessor, retired.

A controversy had brewed over President Muhammadu Buhari’s delay in sending his name to the senate for confirmation as CJN.

But the tension was doused when news that the president had asked the senate to confirm him filtered in.

THEO




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