Osinbajo does what Buhari refused to do for months

The President, who is recuperating in a London hospital, has refused to disclose the full condition of his health to Nigerians.

The President’s silence might get Nigeria into in a war. We don’t think he cares with who, as long as it’s a war.

Meanwhile, back home, state functions seems to be executed without recourse to the ailing president.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo submitted the name of Justice Onnoghen to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive CJN.

“The Senate President is in receipt of the letter from the acting president.

“But it will be left to Senator Saraki to reconvene plenary to start the screening process.

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“But even if he does so, the presidency should not expect us to rubber stamp Justice Onnoghen’s nomination.

“We would have to carry out our own background checks and screening before deciding on his confirmation or not,” a senator said.

The confusion followed by the delay in confirming Justice Onnoghen means the Senate will have just 2 days to do the job.

If that is not concluded, Osinbajo could renew his tenure as an interim measure.

In this regard, the National Judicial Council will hold an emergency meeting today to recommend the renewal of Justice Onnoghen’s tenure as the acting CJN.

Here is another confusion: Justice Onnoghen, who doubles as the chairman of the NJC, will preside over the meeting.

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Thankfully, extending Justice Onnoghen’s tenure in an acting capacity does not require Senate confirmation.

His reappointment as CJN in an acting capacity will be in line with Section 231(4) and (5) of the constitution.

In recent weeks, pressure has been mount on the presidency to appoint Justice Onnoghen as the substantive CJN.

Recall that northerners had held the post for over 30 years.