Buhari swears-in Onnoghen as new Chief Justice of Nigeria.


Justice Walter Onnoghen,acting CJN

Justice Walter Onnoghen has stepped in as the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria following the retirement from service of Justice Mahmood Muhammed.

His assumption of office followed his swearing in by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

At a brief ceremony held at the council chambers in the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, President Buhari charged the judiciary to collaborate with the executive and the legislative arms of government to address the challenges confronting the nation.

Justice Onnoghen in an acceptance speech promised to support the ongoing anti-corruption crusade in the country.

The swearing of Justice Onnoghen is in line with the provision of the 1999 Constitution .

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