Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Senate screens Onnoghen today

The Senate is to screen the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria , Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday ( today) . The screening will hold at the plenary by the Committee of the Whole .
The Senate President , Bukola Saraki , while announcing on Tuesday that Onnoghen would be screened on Wednesday at 11am , urged the lawmakers to be punctual for the exercise.
The Senate , on Tuesday, also confirmed the nomination of a non- career ambassadorial -nominee from Ogun State , Mr . Adeyinka Asekun.

Asekun, who was dropped from the first list of nominees reviewed by President Muhammadu Buhari , was nominated again by the acting President , Prof. Yemi Osinbajo .
Saraki had, last week , read a letter from the acting President on the confirmation of a new substantive CJN.

In the letter, dated February 7, 2017, with reference number . SH /AG. PRESIDENT SEN /02/0, Osinbajo sought legislative confirmation of the appointment of Justice Onnoghen of the Supreme Court as the CJN.

The letter partly read , “ Following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council , I hereby notify you of the appointment of Honourable Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, CFR , as the Chief Justice of Nigeria . ”

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