Breaking News: President Buhari Extends Tenure Of Acting CJN Tanko Muhammad

April 20, 2019
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President Muhammadu Buhari, with the approval of the National Judicial Council (NJC), has extended the tenure of acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Muhammad by three months.

Muhammad was sworn in as the acting CJN on January 25 by President Buhari after the president suspended Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria following the directive of the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The first three months of Muhammad’s tenure expires on April 25.

A statement released by the NJC confirmed that it considered and approved the request for the extension of appointment sent by the president.

It also debunked a report that the council would meet to decide on the extension of the acting CJN’s tenure.

“The attention of the National Judicial Council has been drawn to an online newspaper and daily newspaper report stating that the council would meet next week to deliberate on the extension of the Acting Appointment of Honourable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR, as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria,” the statement signed by Soji Oye, NJC spokesman, said.

“Contrary to the above, the Council actually met on Thursday 18th April, 2019 and at the 88th Meeting considered and approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for the extension of the Appointment of Hon. Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR, as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria for another three (3) months and Council has since forwarded its approval to the President.”

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