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Lawyer sues Buhari, others over non-confirmation of acting CJN
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Lawyer sues Buhari, others over non-confirmation of acting CJN

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A lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court, Abuja, challenging the constitutionality of President Muhammadu Buhari’s inability to transmit the name of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria to the National Assembly for confirmation.

Mention as defendants in the suit are the president, the Attorney General of the federation, Federal judicial Commission, Justice Walter Onnoghen and National judicial Commission.

In his written address,  the plaintiff is praying the court for the determination of whether by virtue of Section 231 (1) of the 1999 constitution, the president in exercising his powers to appoint the CJN must act on the recommendation of the NJC.

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