August 13, 2022

Following Justice Tanko Muhammad’s resignation as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to swear in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) today.

Justice Muhammad resigned on health grounds on Monday, June 27, 2022. Justice is the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court.

According to Daily Trust, Justice Ariwoola will be sworn in by 2 pm at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.

Born on 22 August 1954, Justice Ariwoola is from Oyo state. He was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal before being elevated to the Supreme Court bench in 2011.

Details later…

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