Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:57 pm
The Presidency on Wednesday forwarded the name of Justice Walter Onnoghen to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN.
Onnoghen has been acting as the Chief Justice of Nigeria for about three months and the delay by President Muhammadu Buhari in sending his name to the Senate as statutorily required has generated controversies.
The acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s move was made public via the Presidency Twitter handle @NGRPresident, which confirms: “Hon. Justice W.S. Onnoghen’s name has been sent to the Senate for confirmation as the next CJN’’.
Hon. Justice W.S. Nkanu Onnoghen was born on the 22nd December, 1950 at Okurike Town, Biase L.G.A. of Cross Rivers State.
He attended the Presbyterian Primary School, Okurike Town between 1959 and 1965.
He later proceeded to Accra, Ghana to attend Odorgorno Secondary School, Adabraka, Accra, Ghana between 1967 and 1972 for his West African Examination Council (WAEC) Exams.
He was at Accra Academy, Accra Ghana between 1972 and 1974 for his WAEC (A-Levels) before proceeding to the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana between 1974 and 1977 to obtain his Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B (Hons) and graduated with 2nd Class Upper Division.
He attended the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos between 1977 and 1978 for his B.L certificate.