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Senate begins Onnoghen confirmation process


The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday began the screening of Justice Walter Onnoghen for the vacant post of the chief justice of Nigeria.

Onnoghen is currently Nigeria’s acting chief justice.

The Senate on February 21 announced the receipt of a nomination letter from the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, asking the Senate to confirm Onnoghen as the substantive CJN.

“Following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), I hereby notify you of the appointment of Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria,” Osinbajo said in the letter.

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