The senate has confirmed Justice Mahmud Mohammed as Chief Justice of Nigeria. 

His confirmation came after he scaled through the screening hurdles in the senate. 
Fielding questions from lawmakers, Justice Muhammed called for separation of the offices of Attorney General and Minister of Justice to prevent politicians from manipulating the offices to the detriment of justice. 

On the conflicting judgments by the judiciary, Justice Muhammed blamed judges and noted that some of the conflicts happen only in electoral matters where there are interests. 

On the succession trend in the appointment of new CJN, Justice Muhammed  said  there is no provision in the constitution that prevent the President from appointing young legal practitioner for the post of CJN but it is a tradition in Nigeria that seniority must be taken into consideration. 

In his remarks after the confirmation, the President of the senate, David Mark congratulated the new CJN while urging the judiciary to continue to  play its role for the sustenance of the nation’s democracy. 


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