JUST IN: New CJN emerges after Tanko Muhammad's resignation, to be sworn-in later today

Posted by News Express | 27 June 2022 | 1,260 times

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Prospective CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola

 

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to swear Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) today following the resignation of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on health grounds.

Justice Ariwoola who the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court will be sworn-in today by 2pm, according to competent sources.

Born on 22 August 1958, Justice Ariwoola was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal and was elevated to the Supreme Court bench.

As earlier reported, Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, June 26, 2022, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.

Information also has it that arrangements are ongoing to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

According to reports, a formal announcement will be made shortly.

Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.

Only last week, 14 justices of the Supreme Court had written him a letter to lament the decrepit state of affairs in the apex court. (Partly based on a Daily SUn report)


Source: News Express

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