The Senate on Wednesday went into executive session to screen Hon Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria in a substantive capacity.

Muhammad who arrived at the Senate around 10:10am was ushered into the chamber around 11:13 am.

He was accompanied to the red chamber by top judiciary officers in the country.

Muhammad has been acting as the CJN since January 25  this year when the then CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended from office on alleged corrupt practices.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week Thursday forwarded to the Senate, a letter requesting for confirmation of Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The President in the letter of request said the nomination was sequel to a recommendation made to that effect by the National Judicial Council.

The Punch

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