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Court strikes out Case challenging Tanko as chief Justice of Nigeria


The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Friday, rejected a suit testing the arrangement of Justice Tanko Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Equity Iyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court struck out the suit brought by an offended party, Omirhobo Foundation, for the absence of locus standing to indict the case.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sent the name of Justice Muhammad, to the Senate for endorsement and approval as the substantive CJN.

He additionally looked for the endorsement of the upper authoritative chamber to empower him to choose 15 uncommon advisers.

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Buhari’s letters were perused at an entire session by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

Muhammad was confirmed as the Acting CJN on Jan. 25 following the then CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended by Buhari.

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