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Osinbajo inaugurates Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria

7 March 2017 National


Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has inaugurated Justice Walter Onnoghen as the seventeenth Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Professor Osinbajo also decorated Justice Onnoghen with the second highest national honours of the Grand Commander of Order of the Niger shortly after taking his oath of office.

In his remarks, the new Chief Justice promised to ensure independence of the judiciary and solicited the continued cooperation from all the Justices of the Supreme Court.

The inauguration was witnessed by the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, former CJNs members of the Federal Executive Council, Justices of the Supreme Court and his family members among others.


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