Nigeria/June 14, 2019/Agency Report /No Comment/90 views /nigeria Kebbi governor swears-in new Acting Chief Judge – Premium Times Nigeriashare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelGovernor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, on Friday, sworn-in Justice Suleiman Ambursa as Acting Chief Judge of the state. The swearing-in followed the refusal of the State House of Assembly to confirm the appointment of Justice Asabe Karatu, the former Acting Chief Judge of the state. “It baffles me when I read a story on social media that I did not forward Karatu’s name for confirmation because of her religion. “If you could recall, I re-submitted the name of Karatu for the second time on June 2, 2018 to the House for confirmation as Chief Judge. ALSO READ Sanitation exercise holds in Ekiti today | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News“I was informed that on Aug. 1, 2018, the House refused to confirm her appointment over alleged alteration of her date of birth and primary school certificate,” he explained. He said he lobbied the lawmakers to ensure Mrs Karatu was confirmed but all effort proved unsuccessful. He also disclosed how he wrote to the National Judicial Council (NJC) on his efforts to ensure Mrs Karatu was confirmed by the House without fruitful outcome, stressing that the refusal to confirm her was not based on her faith. ALSO READ Lawan headache for National Assembly leaders - The Nation NewspaperThe governor, however, urged the new Acting Chief Justice to ensure proper things are done in the judiciary. “Our state is at the crossroads now, you must right the wrongs,” he said. Earlier, the Speaker, Abdulmumeen Kamba, explained that the House, not the governor has the power to confirm the appointment of a chief judge. “The purported letter mentioned in the story on social media said to be from the House addressed to the governor was never written by any member,” he said. ALSO READ 15 injured in Austria train crashMr Kamba also condemned the story in its entirety, adding there was no truth in the allegation of religious bias in the case. “It is worthy to note that the former Chief Judge of the state before Karatu was of Christian faith. “Kebbi state is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious state and every faith or ethnicity is treated equally,” the speaker said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Ambursa is the most senior among the judges in the state higher court. (NAN) Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articlePolice arrest “ED grandson” born out of wedlocknext article‘Tall, Stunning & Elegant’: Naomi Campbell Proves Age Is Just a Number as She Sets Tongues Wagging With Nude Pic at 49Related PostsNigeria/June 20, 2019 /No Comment Court frees Nigerian blogger accused of publishing defamatory claims against Akpabio – Premium Times NigeriaNigeria/June 20, 2019 /No Comment Injected to blindness: Harrowing tale of 10 Eye Centre patientsPlease let’s rest for a while, PDP, Ashiru beg Tribunal in KadunaOur scorecard, by NIPP – The Nation NewspaperMAPOLY students at the mercy of thieves – The Nation NewspaperOsinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, Ovia make case for smart technology adoption – The Nation NewspaperDMO to raise balance of 2019 borrowing from Eurobond – The Nation NewspaperARCON advises OAU on architecture – The Nation NewspaperGlo urges female students on ICT careers – The Nation NewspaperInsurers need $725m to meet recap order – The Nation Newspaper Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.