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New CJN Tanko Reveals How Termites Ate His School Certificate

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The Newly Appointed Cheif Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed has explained why he failed to submit his primary school certificate to the  Nigerian Senate last week.

Naija News Understands that the CJN s said that vicious termites invaded his home in Bauchi State in 1998 and devoured all documents inside beyond recovery.

“No portion of the certificate was salvaged,” Mr Muhammad said.

The claim was contained in an affidavit which the top jurist submitted to the Senate last week to be confirmed as the head of the Supreme Court.

Naija News also Understands that Mr Muhammad swore the affidavit on February 13, 2002, while he was a judge at the Jos Division of the Court of Appeal. He became a Supreme Court judge in 2007.

Justice Tanko Mohammed was sworn-in today as the eighteenth  Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari, following a Senate confirmation.



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