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I have not resigned- Onnoghen

CJN debunks rumours S’East is excluded in appointments of A’Court judges

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has denied rumours of his resignation.

A statement signed by his media aide, Awassam Bassey said on Monday that the online rumours of the resignation of his boss was “fake news circulated by mischief makers.”

He said, “Mischief makers are still circulating this fake news. Once again, no truth in it whatsoever. The Hon CJN, Hon Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON, has not resigned.”

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There have been strong reactions locally and internationally following the suspension of the head of the judiciary by President Muhammadu Buhari last Friday.

Consequently, judicial bodies, including the National Judicial Council, the Nigerian Bar Association and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria have separately summoned an emergency meeting to address the issue.

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