An illegal Chief Justice in Nigeria?

December 31, 2009

The BBC reports from Nigeria that the swearing in of the new Chief Justice by the outgoing Chief Justice is illegal.  According to an unnamed lawyer the Chief Justice must be sworn in by the President, Umaru Yar’Adua, who is currently hospitalized in Saudi Arabia.  The article reports the current ceremony was based on the Oaths Act.

Link to the article here.

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