Saraki congratulates Onnoghen as Senate confirms him as new CJN        

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen for his confirmation by the Senate.

Saraki on his facebook page declared that they screened and cleared Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, for confirmation as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

He therefore congratulate him on behalf his colleagues, for his well-deserved elevation to the highest judicial office in the land.

It would be recalled that the new Chief Justice of Nigeria was appointed in acting capacity by President Muhammadu Buhari on Novemebr 10, 2016 following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.

Onnoghen’s name was however sent to the Senate for confirmation on February 7, 2017 by Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The Senate after due consideration and screening confirmed the appointment of Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria yesterday.

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