Judicial Service Commission recommends new CJN

Posted by News Express | 7 October 2016 | 1,780 times

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The Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) has recommended Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for further recommendation to President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Onnoghen’s appointment as the new Chief Justice (CJN) according to Section 231 of the Constitution, will be done by President Buhari on the recommendation of the NJC subject to confirmation by the Senate.
Mr. Onnoghen is to succeed the outgoing CJN Justice Mahmud Mohammed whose tenure ends November 10, when he will clock the 70 years mandatory retirement age for justices of the appellate court.
Onnoghen, a native of Biase LGA of Cross Rivers State, was born on December 22, 1950. He has been a Justice of the Supreme Court since 2005.
•Credit (except headline): Daily Trust.

Source: News Express

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