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Senate to screen Acting CJN on Wednesday

The Senate has resolved to screen the nomination of Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed on Wednesday.

Justice Mohammed is expected to be screened by a committee of the whole of the Senate.

The decision to screen the nominee was taken after a voice vote called by the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawan.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week forwarded Justice Muhammad’s name to the Senate for confirmation in accordance with Section 23(1) of the 1999 Constitution.

The president forwarded Justice Muhammad’s name for confirmation based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

He also sent a second letter seeking the approval for the appointment of 15 special advisers.

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