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CJN Tanko Mohammed

The Senate has resolved to screen the nomination of Justice Tanko Mohammad as the Chief Justice of the federation, Concise News reports.

Justice Mohammad’s screening is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17th and he will be screened by a committee of the entire Senate.

Senate President Ahmed Lawan made the vote during plenary on Tuesday.

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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.

The President took the action 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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