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Buhari writes to Senate seeking confirmation of Justice Tanko as CJN

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President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to the Senate of Nigeria requesting the confirmation of Judge Mohammed Tanko as president of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

In his letter, Buhari explained that the election of the president of the provisional Court of Nigeria followed the recommendations of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The letter that was read Thursday by the president of the Senate, dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on the floor of the Senate, also cited some relevant sections of the constitution, noting that the CJN was delayed in its ability to act.

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Similarly, President Buhari said he would appoint about 15 special advisers.

In a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, which was also read on the floor of the upper chambers, the legislators mentioned the development, since it does not require their legislative control.

Meanwhile, Latest Nigeria News recalls that the CJN, Judge Mohammed Tanko, has hired former president of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Judge Walter Onnoghen, who left the office in controversial circumstances.

Judge Tanko has been able to act since January 2019.