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Jonathan Nominates Sanusi As Justice Of Supreme Court

President Goodluck Jonathan has forwarded the appointment of Amiru Sanusi as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the senate.

Conveying his decision to the leadership of the senate through a letter read by the senate president David Mark on the floor of the senate on Thursday, the president asked the upper chamber to approve the appointment of Sanusi.

“In conformity with Section 231 (2) of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended, which gives the president powers to‎ appoint a justice of the supreme court acting on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council and subject to confirmation by the senate, I hereby present the nomination of honourable justice Amiru Sanusi for consideration by the distinguished senate of the federal republic of Nigeria as a justice of the supreme court of Nigeria,” the letter read.

‎Sanusi is a former justice of the appeal court of Nigeria.

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