Justice Walter Onnoghen has been sworn in as the 17th Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, performed the swearing in ceremony on Tuesday.

The inauguration was witnessed by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; former CJNs members of the Federal Executive Council; Justices of the Supreme Court and his family members among others.

Shortly after taking his oath of office, Osinbajo decorated Onnoghen with the second highest national honours of the Grand Commander of Order of the Niger.