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Nigerian Senate To Reconvene Tuesday Over Onnoghen’s Suspension



The Nigerian Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, January 29, over the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Naija News had reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen on Friday and immediately appointed Tanko Mohammed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Giving reasons for his decision in his speech which was obtained by Naija News, the President said there was an order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, asking him to wield the big stick.

President Buhari said the order demanded that the CJN be suspended depending on the determination of his ongoing trial at the tribunal.

In reaction to the suspension, the Senate has now set Tuesday to reconvene, a report by Channels Television revealed on Saturday evening.

The report said a source in the National Assembly disclosed that the lawmakers would reconvene to discuss Onnoghen’s suspension.

It was learned that the source also confirmed that the National Assembly would hold a leadership meeting on Sunday, January 27, over the matter.

Naija News reports that the lawmakers had during Thursday’s plenary adjourned sitting until February 19, after the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Meanwhile, President Buhari’s decision to suspend Onnoghen has been greeted by a storm of reactions from Nigerians as well as the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union as reported earlier by Naija News.