Buhari Swears In Justice Ariwoola As New Chief Justice Of Nigeria 

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

Following the resignation of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad late Sunday night on health grounds, President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in the next in rank, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Ariwoola thus becomes the third individual to occupy the top Judiciary job of the country in the life of this administration.

Stonix News recalled that Justice Walter Onnoghen also became the CJN under President Buhari’s administration before he resigned from office on controversial circumstances..

Buhari administered the oath of office on Ariwoola at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The acting CJN was accompanied to the ceremony by some Justices of the Supreme Court.

The media aide to the CJN, Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, who confirmed the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad as CJN, had earlier hinted that the swearing-in of the new CJN was slated for Monday afternoon.

Justice Muhammad was said to have resigned his appointment as the head of the nation’s judiciary on health grounds.

It will be recalled that the CJN was, last week, accused of corruption and professional misconduct by 14 of his brother Justices of the apex court.

Justice Muhammad was said to have resigned on Sunday, but the news of his resignation became public on Monday morning.

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