What You Know About The New CJN : Ibrahim Mohammed Tanko

Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday sworn-in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the new Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria,CJN, after the suspension of the former, Walter Onnoghen.

Tanko was born on December 31, 1953 at Doguwa – Giade, a local government area in Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria.

He attended Government Secondary School, Azare where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1973 before he later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Law in 1980. He later obtained a Master and Doctorate (Ph. D) degree from the same university in 1984 and 1998 respectively.

Tanko began his career in 1982, after he was call to the bar in 1981, the same year he graduated from the Nigerian Law School.

In 1989, he was appointed as Chief Magistrate of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, a position he held till 1991 when he became a Judge at the Bauchi State Sharia Court of Appeal.

He served in that capacity for two years before he was appointed to the bench of the Nigerian Courts of Appeal as Justice in 1993.

He held this position for thirteen years before he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2006 but was sworn in on January 7, 2007.

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January 25, 2019

Senate Confirms Onnoghen As Chief Justice Of Nigeria
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Just In: Onnoghen Sworn In As Chief Justice Of Nigeria
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January 25, 2019 at 7:05 pm
January 25, 2019 at 6:54 pm
Who so ever found wanting should be punished according to his crime. We pray the new CJN of Nigeria will sacrifice his life for the betterment of our dear state Nigeria.

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