President Muhammadu Buhari will today swear in Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Daily Trust learnt last night.
A top Presidency source, who disclosed this to our correspondent, said Onnoghen would be sworn in inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said arrangements had been concluded to conduct the swearing-in at exactly 2.00pm today.
The current CJN, Justice Mahmud Muhammed, will retire today having attained the retirement age of 70.
The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on October 5 formally received the nomination of Justice Onnoghen as the new CJN for onward recommendation to President Buhari.
Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters yesterday screened Justices Sidi Dauda Bage (North-Central) and Paul Adamu Galinje (North-East) as justices of the Supreme Court.