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JUST IN: Senate confirms Muhammad Tanko as CJN

Valentine Chinyem

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The appointment of Justice Muhammad Tanko as Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN) has been confirmed by the Senate.

He was confirmed on Wednesday after a taxing screening at the National Assembly.

Mohammad arrived the premises of the National Assembly at exactly 10. 10 a.m. before the screening began at 11.13 a.m.

He arrived in the entourage of senior judicial officers in the country, including the President of the National Industrial Court Justice Babatunde Adejumo and others.

Recall that President Mohammadu Buhari had sent a letter requesting the screening and confirmation of the acting CJN on July 11.