Federal Judicial Service Commission okays Onnoghen as next Chief Justice of Nigeria.





Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen who is presently the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, was nominated by the judicial body to take over from the current CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, who will step down on November 10, upon clocking the 70 years mandatory retirement age.


If Pres. Buhari approves Onnoghen who hails from Cross-River State as the 17th CJN, he will become the first Southern jurist to head the judiciary in about 29 years. Onnoghen will clock 70 on December 20, 2020. 



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