• President Buhari appoints Walter Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

    President Buhari appoints Walter Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

    The uncertainty surrounding succession to the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has persisted even as the Presidency said Wednesday that an acting CJN would be sworn in today by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    The president’s failure to appoint a replacement for Justice Mahmud Mohammed, whose tenure lapsed 12 midnight Wednesday, had threatened to create a leadership vacuum in the judiciary.

    But the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Shehu Garba, said Wednesday that there was […]