The National Judicial Council has extended the appointment of Tanko Muhammad as the acting chief justice of Nigeria by another three months.
The President had sent the recommendation to the National Judicial Council and the supervisory body approved the appointment on Thursday.
The National Judicial Council at its 88th Meeting considered and approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari, for the extension of the Appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad, as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria for another 3 months and the Council has forwarded its approval to the President.
The Acting CJN, Mr Muhammad was first appointed in January after the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen who was accused of false declaration of asset.
Mr Onnoghen was convicted on Thursday by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, and was barred from holding public office for 10 years. He has denied all allegations against him, and has appealed the ruling.