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We recognise only Onnoghen as CJN, NBA declares



The Nigerian Bar Association says it still recognises Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria .
It also ordered its members across the country to boycott courts on Tuesday and Wednesday in protest against President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s suspension of Onnoghen last Friday .

Buhari had immediately sworn in Justice Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN .

But rising from its Monday emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee comprising its branch chairmen and past presidents and the executive committee of the association , the NBA said due process was not followed by Buhari in suspending Onnoghen and swearing in Muhammad in acting capacity .

Among other decisions reached at the meeting , the NBA set up a committee led by former presidents of the association , Chief Wole Olanipekun and Abubakar Mahmud , to liaise with lawyers serving in the Buhari administration with a view to finding a solution to the problem .