President Muhammadu Buhari Inaugurated New CJN

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The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen today.

The announcement was made by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He was however replaced immediately by Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed, who is from Bauchi State and inaugurated as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Buhari stated that he carried out the suspension on the orders of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, which was given on January 23.

In the line of seniority, Mohammed is next to Onnoghen and had been long touted to take over from him amid the raging asset declaration trial controversy.

The new Chief Justice of Nigeria, had prior to the ceremonies, arrived at the Forecourt of the Presidential Villa about 4.28pm.

Mr  President had announced the former chief Justice of Nigeria,  Onnoghen suspension and the inauguration of Mohammed shortly after signing law, a new Executive Order 007 that allows private firms to fund roads projects.


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