President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, replacing him with Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad.
The president, at the state house on Friday afternoon swore in Hon. Tanko Ibrahim Muhammad as the new Ag. Chief Justice of Nigeria
Ibrahim Muhammad is from Giade, a local government area in Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria. He attended Government Secondary School, Azare where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1973 before he later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Law in 1980. He later obtained a Master and Doctorate (Ph. D) degree from the same university in 1984 and 1998 respectively
He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian courts of appeal, the Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
This is coming after the embattled Justice Onnoghen, denied resignation speaking through his spokesman, Awassam Bassey, despite pressure on him to resign.
A terse statement, on Friday morning, reads: “There’s absolutely no truth in the rumours making the round that the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria, His Lordship, Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON, has resigned his office. It is fake news!
“The Hon CJN was in the office all through yesterday (Thursday) and sat in court.
“As part of his duties, the Hon CJN will be swearing in members of the 2019 National Assembly, Governorship & State Assembly Election Petition Tribunals tomorrow (Saturday 26th January 2019).”
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