BUHARI SWEARS IN MUHAMMAD TANKO AS SUBSTANTIVE CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulating the new Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria , Justice lbrahim Tanko Muhammed, shortly after taking the Oath of Office at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa , Abuja on Friday (Photos by Godwin Omoigui) By Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja swore in Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Buhari swore in Muhammad in the State House following his confirmation last week by the Senate. Details later…

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HOW CJN READ LAW WITH ONLY 3 CREDITS AND 2 PASSES, & TERMITES ATE HIS CERTIFICATE, SEE AFFIDAVIT

In an affidavit sworn to by the newly sworn in Chief Justice of Nigeria, he has revealed how termites are his First School leaving certificate and left no part remaining. The affidavit, which was sworn to in 1980 claimed that the termites ate the First School Leaving Certificate which was issued in 1968 was  devoured by the termites on the 15th day of March 1998, without any trace. The Affidavit was sworn to at the Court of Appeal, Jos division in 2002 when the now Chief Justice of Nigeria was…

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THIS NEW CJN AND ‘TECHNICALITIES’ GAFFE

My Lord, Chief Justice Ibrahim Tanko You Gaffed Authoritatively! By Fredrick Nwabufo The supreme court is an “ecclesiastical order’’; it sits on high looking down on the ”lowly”. It dispenses in inexorable ‘’justice’’; justice not because it is always just, but because it cannot be interrogated when it is unjust. In the course of my career as a journalist, I have covered a good number of court cases. And I have beheld the power, glory and mesmerismo of judges. I recall a justice of the high court who after delivering…

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A TECHNICALLY DEFICIENT CJN BY FAROOQ KPEROGI

 Share A trending video clip of the senate confirmation hearing of Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad where he betrayed mortifying ignorance of the meaning of the term “technicality” aggrandises the point I made in my April 20, 2019 column titled “Atiku’s Citizenship and Buhari’s Illiterate Lawyers” about Buhari’s love affair with incompetence and mediocrity. I noted that, “The law of attraction says like attracts like, which explains why Muhammadu Buhari is a magnet for mediocrities. Almost all his appointees are, like him, underwhelming, intellectually incurious rubes.” Justice Tanko…

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SENATE CONFIRMS TANKO MOHAMMED AS CJN

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. This was after Muhammad was screened by the Senate, during plenary. The screening lasted for about 90 minutes and he responded to questions on the administration of criminal justice, corruption and the poor funding of the judiciary. President Muhammadu Buhari had last week Thursday forwarded to the Senate, a letter requesting for confirmation of Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. Buhari’s letter of request was a sequel to the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC)…

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TANKO MUHAMMAD ARRIVES SENATE FOR SCREENING AS CJN

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Tanko Muhammad has arrived Senate Chambers to be screened by the Senate. The President had earlier written a letter to the Senate asking that the Upper House confirm him as the substantive CJN. If confirmed, it would the first time in the annals of the country that the three arms of government are in the hands of one section of the country with the President coming from the core north state of Katsina, the Senate President from Yobe State while the head of the…

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SENATE TO SCREEN TANKO MOHAMMAD AS CJN TOMORROW

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko The Senate has resolved to screen the nomination of Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammad on Wednesday. Justice Mohammad will be screened by a committee of the whole 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 Tanko’s name to the Senate for confirmation, in accordance with Section 23(1) of the 1999 Constitution. President Buhari forwarded Justice Mohammad’s name for…

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COURT STRIKES OUT SUIT STOPPING JUSTICE MOHAMMED’S CONFIRMATION AS CJN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday struck out a suit challenging the fitness of Justice Tanko Muhammad to hold the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo struck out the suit on the grounds that the plaintiff, Malcom Omirhobo Foundation, lacked the locus standi to institute the suit. Upholding the preliminary objection raised by the defendants in the suit filed , Justice Ekwo held that the group’s object of registration does not authorise it to engage in the “public interest…

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BUHARI SENDS TANKO MOHAMMAD’S NAME TO SENATE FOR CONFIRMATION AS CJN

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday forwarded the name of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to the Senate for approval as the substantive CJN. The letter was read at plenary by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. It read, “In accordance with Section 231 (1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), which gives the president the power to appoint a Chief Justice of Nigeria on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council and subject to the confirmation of the appointment…

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AFTER HIS DISGRACE, BUHARI ACCEPTS ONNOGHEN’S RETIREMENT, WRITES CJN OVER APPOINTMENT OF 5 NEW SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on the appointment of additional five justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the Presidency has said. He has also accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria, effective from May 28, 2019. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement quoted Buhari as saying: ‘‘Pursuant to the provisions of Section 230(2) A&B of the Constitution of…

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