President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

In his place, he has sworn in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in an acting capacity.

He performed the ceremony at the presidential villa, Abuja on Friday.

Onnoghen had earlier stated that the rumours of his resignation from office is fake

He described the speculation as lies, which should be disregarded.

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Onnoghen, who spoke through his spokesman, Awassam Bassey, said he is still performing his role as CJN.

“There’s absolutely no truth in the rumours making the round that the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria, His Lordship, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen has resigned his office. It is fake news!

“The Hon CJN was in the office all through yesterday (Thursday) and sat in court. As part of his duties, the Hon CJN will be swearing in members of the 2019 National Assembly, Governorship & State Assembly Election Petition Tribunals tomorrow (Saturday 26th January 2019),” the statement said.

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