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See Important Facts To Know About The New Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to appoint Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Monday, barring any last-minute changes to the schedule.

Ariwoola succeeds Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, who resigned from his position due to health issues and a lack of support from the justices of the supreme court of the nation.

Muhammad’s Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, Mr. Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, acknowledged his resignation.

UPDATED: Tanko Muhammad Tenders Resignation As CJN

President Buhari is scheduled to formally install the new Chief Justice of Nigeria Ariwoola today in accordance with Supreme Court custom.


What should you know about the new CJN, for example?

1. Justice Ariwoola, the senior Justice of the Supreme Court, was born on August 22, 1958.

2. He was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal and was promoted from the State High Court of Oyo State to the Supreme Court bench.

3. From 1959 to 1967, Ariwoola attended the Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole, in the Iseyin Local Government of Oyo State, where he began his scholastic journey.

JUST IN: President Buhari To Swear In Justice Ariwoola As CJN Today

4. Prior to being appointed to the Supreme Court, Ariwoola presided over the Kaduna, Enugu, and Lagos divisions of the Court of Appeal.

5. He has attended many International and National conferences and workshops in France, Atlanta Georgia, UK and Dubai, UAE, and he is happily married with children.



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