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Breaking: Justice Olukayode Ariwoola takes oath of office as acting CJN

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN).

This follows the resignation of former CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad earlier today over suspected ill health issues.

 

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola takes oath of office as acting CJN

Ariwoola was sworn in on Monday at the Council Chambers in Abuja.

He arrived in the company of fellow Justices of the Supreme Court at about 2.45pm in a white tinted coaster bus and headed straight for the Council Chambers.

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The Editor Nigeria earlier reported that Ariwoola was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal.

On November 22, 2011, he was appointed to the bench of the supreme court of Nigeria as Justice, sworn in by the then Chief Justice of Nigeria.

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Justice Olukayode Ariwoola was born on August 22, 1954. He was appointed a Judge of the Oyo State High Court in 1992 and later made a Justice of the Court of Appeal in November 2005.

He is also a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Nigerian Body of Benchers.

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