Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Jonathan nominates Alooma Mukthar as Nigeria’s first female chief justice

President Goodluck Jonathan on today nominated Justice Alooma Mukthar as Nigeria's first female chief justice.

The nomination was contained in a letter to the Senate. Jonathan also nominated Justice Clara Ogunbiyi and Justice Musa Mohammed as Justices of the Supreme Court.

If her nomination scales through Senate screening, she will succeed Chief Justice Dahiru Musdapher, who is retiring soon.

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