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Buhari Seeks The Confirmation of John Terhemba Tsoho as Chief Justice of Nigeria



By Adejuyigbe olorunfemi

The President of the Federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate to consider John Terhemba Tsoho as the Chief Judge of Nigeria’s Federal High Court. reports

The president in a letter to the sent to the senate on Tuesday nominated Tosho as the new chief justice of Nigeria and this letter was read out by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday.

John Tsoho was sworn in on July 26 2019,as the acting chief justice of Nigeria.

His was appointed after the retirement of Justice Adamu AbdulKafarati, who attained the retirement age of 65 years on July 25.

The letter from Mr president States that: “Pursuant to Section 250(1) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), I hereby write to request for confirmation by the senate, the appointment of honourable Justice J.T. Tsoho as the chief Judge of the federal high Court of Nigeria,” he wrote.

The president nominated Benedict Bakwaph Kanyip as the president of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

He also nominated three people as regards the post of Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The nominees are Umar Mukhtar Gajiram (Commissioner Borno), Aiaiibo Sinikiem Johnson (Commissioner Bayelsa) and Raheem Muideen Olalekan (Commissioner Osun).

“While I trust that the Distinguished Senate will consider this request in the usual expeditious manner. Please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration,” part of the letter read.