Judicial Appointment:Senate confirms Mukhtar as CJN

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Updated July 12, 2012

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar as the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria.

While answering questions from the lawmakers, Justice Mukhtar admitted that the judiciary is corrupt, but she would begin internal cleansing based on petitions and ensure that those found culpable are penalized.

Justice Muhktar told the senators that she is not in support of special courts to fight terrorism adding that judges be assigned to take care of terrorism related cases.

She is also an advocate of plea bargaining when done in good faith.