The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has reacted to the confirmation of Justice Tanko Mohammed as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN.
The Islamic human rights advocacy group described his confirmation as a victory for democracy and the rule of law.
This was contained in a terse statement on Friday by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
“We congratulate Justice Muhammad Tanko on his confirmation as the substantive CJN. We also felicitate with other nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari who were confirmed yesterday. It is victory for democracy and the rule of law. Light has finally overwhelmed darkness. This is the people’s Senate.
“The 9th Senate deserves accolades for starting on a positive note. This is quite promising. Unlike the heavily sarakitised 8th Senate which was confrontational, diversionary, wasteful and unpatriotic, we can see the signs of a red chamber ready for real business. True to the principle of separation of power, we do not expect the 9th Senate to be a rubber stamp but at least it is not likely to become a bottle-neck for governance.
“We charge the current Senate to expedite action on the confirmation of other nominees, especially the acting head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu who was denied confirmation by the 8th Senate throughout its tortuous duration.
“As we draw the curtain, we note that the newly confirmed CJN told Senate yesterday that there is corruption in the judiciary. We therefore invite him to set the machinery in motion to carry out a thorough reform of the Nigerian judicial system without fear or favour,” he said.
Coronavirus: Lagos govt approves N5,000 cash transfer to residents
“I can’t breathe” Horrific video shows moment African American man is killed after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck to restrain him
George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin after knee on his neck ’caused asphyxia that led to lack of blood flow to brain’, Independent autopsy reveals
New video shows three Minneapolis officers kneeling on George Floyd before he died
Lady Gaga brands Trump a ‘racist’ and a ‘fool’ as she calls for change following George Floyd’s murder
I don’t have a girlfriend – Anthony Joshua opens up on his challenges in finding true love
Sanusi speaks on moves against Adesina, says AfDB rules must be respected
ICPC probes diversion of COVID-19 funds, relief material
15 former African Presidents and Prime Minister back Adesina over calls for independent investigation against him
President Buhari loses nephew, Ibrahim Dauda
ParaQuick Microfinance Institution Job Recruitment (3 Positions)
Customer Service/ Operations Personnel at ParaQuick Microfinance Institution
Marketing / Sales Officer at ParaQuick Microfinance Institution
Marketing / Sales Supervisor at ParaQuick Microfinance Institution
Facebook Nigeria Job Recruitment (4 Positions)
Facebook Nigeria Recruitment for Policy Programs Manager, Africa
House of Reps reject castration as punishment for rapists
Facebook Nigeria Recruitment for Public Policy Manager, Anglophone West Africa
Facebook Nigeria Recruitment for Public Policy Manager, Francophone Africa
Facebook Nigeria Recruitment for Head of Connectivity and Access Public Policy
Metro4 years ago
Cheating wife stuck to man in an hotel
News3 months ago
Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]
latest news3 years ago
N-Power releases names of pre-selected 2017 N-TEACH [FULL LIST]
Entertainment4 years ago
Funke Akindele replies to Buhari’s comment
News2 months ago
Outrage as professor of medicine is accused of “colluding” with late Coronavirus patient to hide his travel history from doctors, nurses and burial attendants in Kwara
Metro4 years ago
World’s oldest man,aged 145, discovered in Indonesia
music3 years ago
UNCLE G epic musical video shoot
latest news11 months ago
IMF’s Christine Lagarde resigns as Managing Director