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Supreme Court Confirms Death Of Ex- CJN Katsina Alu by Rapuru14: 12:51pm On Jul 18, 2018
The Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed the death of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloysius Katsina Alu.

The deceased who hailed from Ushongo in Benue, was the CJN from Dec. 30, 2009 to Aug. 28, 2011.

The Senior Special Assistant to the CJN on Media, Mr Awassam Bassey, in a statement in Abuja, said the CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen confirmed Alu’s death in Canada.

“The death of the former numero uno of the Nigerian judiciary was confirmed while Justice Onnoghen was in Canada.

“A few of our colleagues have called this morning (from about 3:30a.m. Montreal Canadian time) to seek confirmation of the death of former Chief Justice Katsina-Alu.

“I can confirm that the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Mrs Hadizatu Mustapha, sent me a WhatsApp message to that effect about an hour ago confirming the death of the former CJN.

“I have just called the Chief Registrar to confirm that this is indeed the situation.

“The Personal Assistant of the former CJN called her at 3.00p.m. Nigerian time to inform her of the demise’’, Bassey had quoted Onnoghen to have said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Onnoghen and other justices of the Supreme Court and Chief Judges of some states are in Montreal Canada attending a conference.

Katsina-Alu, born Aug.28 1941, was sworn in as the CJN on Dec. 30, 2009 by his predecessor Justice Idris Kutigi.

NAN recalls that Katsina-Alu’s tenure lasted from the day of his swearing-in to Aug. 28, 2011.

There was some controversy over the ceremony, since in all previous ceremonies the Oath of Office was administered by the President.

However, President Umaru Yar’Adua was unavailable to carry out that task on account of ill health, thereby providing room for Justice Kutigi to conduct the exercise. (NAN)

Re: Supreme Court Confirms Death Of Ex- CJN Katsina Alu by Rapuru14: 12:53pm On Jul 18, 2018
Re: Supreme Court Confirms Death Of Ex- CJN Katsina Alu by Saao(m): 1:03pm On Jul 18, 2018
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Re: Supreme Court Confirms Death Of Ex- CJN Katsina Alu by kestolove95(m): 1:10pm On Jul 18, 2018
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