NJC Picks Mahmud Mohammed As New Chief Justice Of Nigeria

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the nomination of the second most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, to succeed the retiring Chief Justice, Aloma Mukhtar.
It was learnt that the NJC, at its meeting yesterday, also okayed the appointment of the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Sunday Olorundahunsi, as a judge of the High Court of Ondo State.
The substantive appointment of Justice Mohammed is subject to the approval of the Senate and President Goodluck Jonathan.
Olorundahunsi’s appointment will also be approved by the Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko.
The NJC’s action is in line with the provision in Section 21(a)(i) of the Constitution.
Justice Mukhtar, who assumed office as the CJN on July 16, 2012, will retire on November 20, when she is expected to attain the mandatory retirement age of 70.
The Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC)  met on October 23 and submitted a list of three most senior justices of the Supreme Court to the NJC as required under the constitution.
The NJC followed  up on the list submitted by the FJSC, met yesterday and recommend Justice Mohammed,  one of the names on the FJSC list to the president for appointment.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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