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Breaking: Senate confirms Onnoghen as CJN

The Senate Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The confirmation came after a screening session by the Senate that lasted for over an hour.

Justice Onnoghen

During the screening process, Federal Lawmakers questioned Justice Walter on issues of the independence of the judiciary, judicial reforms, corruption in the Judiciary as well as disobedience of Court orders.

Justice Onnoghen maintained that the independence of the judiciary would continue under his watch. He however warned that Nigeria would be in serious trouble the moment the judiciary is politicised.

After answering series of questions put before him by the Senators,Onnoghen took a bow and left the red chamber.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, thereafter, put the question for his approval before the Senate. The Senate unanimously agreed to his confirmation.


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