Justice John Tsoho

Justice J.T Tsoho has been nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.

Buhari asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Justice Benedict Bakwaph Kanyip as President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

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The nomination was contained in a letter the president sent to the Senate, which was read on the floor by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday.

In the letter, the president asked the red chambers to confirm the appointment of the acting CJ and justice Kanyip.

After the letter was read, the Senate President referred it to the Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters.

The committee is expected to report in a week.

Tsoho was sworn in as the acting CJ of the Federal High Court on Friday, July 26, 2019, by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad.