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BREAKING: CJN swears in Justice Tsoho as Acting Chief Judge of Fed High Court

Justice Adamu Kafarati, the former Chief Judge of the FHC, retired from the bench after his mandatory retirement age of 65, elapsed on Thursday midnight.

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Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court Justice John Tsoho

Justice John Tsoho has been sworn in as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad.

The ceremony, which took place at the Ceremonial Court of the Supreme Court in Abuja, on Friday, came over 24 hours after the seat of the head of the Federal High Court had been vacant.

Justice Adamu Kafarati, the former Chief Judge of the FHC, retired from the bench after his mandatory retirement age of 65, elapsed on Thursday midnight.

The inauguration of the Acting Chief Judge was briefly delayed earlier in morning following awaiting clearance from President Mohammadu Buhari.

It was not clear if Buhari eventually nominated Tsoho to take over as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court on Friday. Punch reports.

Howerver, the CJN, Tanko Mohammed, after much delay, allowed Justice Tsoho take oath of office, adding that it was a constitutional provision that the next most senior judge of the court could be appointed as the Acting Chief Judge pending the conclusion for the process of the substantive CJ of the court.

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