NIGERIA: Senate Confirms Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Justice Walter Onnoghen
Justice Walter Onnoghen

Justice Walter Onnoghen has been confirmed as the Chief Justice of Nigeria by the Senate on Wednesday.
Onnoghen was earlier screened by the lawmakers before he was confirmed.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the new CJN on his appointment.
During his screening, Onnoghen said there’s no doubt that the judiciary is corrupt.
He said, “We all agree there is corruption in the Judiciary.”
Onnoghen however said he is working to ensure transparency in the dealings of the judiciary.
Onnoghen said in accordance with rules and regulations, “we are working to stem this & encourage transparency in our dealings.”
He also promised that the independence of the judiciary will be reinforced.
“You don’t need to see a judge before you get justice, independence will be reinforced, i wont compromise on that.”
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had nominated Onnoghen to the National Assembly in February.

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