Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) at the brief ceremony at the Council Chambers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He is the 18th Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Mohammed, who took over from the immediate past and suspended CJN Walter Onnoghen, was screened and cleared by the Senate last week.
He has been on acting capacity since January, 2019.
At the swearing in ceremony were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.
Also at the ceremony, which started around 10:30 am, included Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed.
Others included the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita.