Nigeria judiciary one of the best in Africa – Mohammed

Wed Jul 24th, 2019 - Abuja (FCT)

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

ABUJA-PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

He became the 18th CJN at the brief ceremony.

From left: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed during the inauguration of the CJN at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday

Mohammed, who took over from the immediate past and suspended CJN, Walter Onnoghen, was screened and cleared by the Senate last week.

Mohammed has been on acting capacity since January 2019.

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The CJN in an interview said that though Nigeria was still learning but that he was proud to say that “the Nigeria judiciary am sure is one of the best in Africa.”

Mohammed said that the courts have been speeding up on any case that has to do with corruption.


Present at the swearing-in ceremony where the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila and the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.

Also at the ceremony were the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum and the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed.

Others included the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita.




source: Vanguard