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Senate confirms Justice Tanko Muhammed as CJN

Justice Tanko calls for Financial Autonomy for Judiciary to avoid Corruption, Wants Criminal Laws Reviewed.

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan announced the confirmation on Wednesday at the plenary few minutes after Muhammad was screened by the lawmakers.

The screening which started at 11.40 am, ended at 1.20pm.

Justice Muhammad who was screened by the Senators during plenary at the hallowed Chamber was asked a series of questions by the Senators.

He told the Senators that if Corruption must be eradicated in the judiciary, there was the urgent need for the arm of government to be granted financial autonomy.

The CJN also stressed the need for an immediate amendment to Criminal Laws in the country, just as he said that it is the duty of the legislature to sanitize the society.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week Thursday forwarded to the Senate, a letter requesting for confirmation of Tanko Muhammad as the substantive CJN of the country.

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