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Senate Begins Confirmation Of Dongban-Mensem As President, Court Of Appeal

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The Senate on Wednesday promised to fast-track the confirmation of the Acting President, Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday forwarded Dongban-Mensem’s name for confirmation after so much pressure mounted on the President.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, told the senators that the confirmation would be fast-tracked to avoid constitutional breaches.

The upper legislative stated this while giving a live update of its plenary on Twitter.

The tweets read, “Senate leader comes under Order 1b to fast track the consideration of the appointment of Justice Mendem as the President of the Court of Appeal. Minority Leader seconds.
The Nigerian Senate”

“Senate President, @DrAhmadLawan says the moves become necessary since the Senators would be proceeding on two weeks leave and considering the possibility of a constitutional issue, it is imperative to confirm the appointment.”

“Senate Leader moves for the Senate to consider the screening of the nominee and minority leader seconds.”

“The Senate approves to do the screening and it is referred to the Committee on Judiciary to report back tomorrow (Thursday).”

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