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The Nigeria Senate has confirmed the appointment of Justice John Tsoho as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The confirmation is following a report submitted by Senator Michael Bamidele, Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters which recommended the confirmation of Tsoho's appointment.

Presenting the report, Bamidele said that the appointment became necessary as a result of the retirement of Justice Adamu AbdulKafarati after attaining the retirement age of 65 years as provided by Section 291(2) of the Constitution.

"In compliance with this requirement the erstwhile Chief Judge, retired on July 25, thus making the position of the Chief Judge of the Court, vacant," he said.

Naija News reports that President Buhari had forwarded the name of Justice John Tosho to the Senate for consideration and confirmation as the Chief Judge.

The nomination by Buhari was disclosed in a letter he sent to the Senate which was read on the floor of the Senate by the President of the Red legislative chamber, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday, October 29.

On the appointment of the Judge of the Federal High Court, President Buhari said: "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.

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

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.