Buhari swears in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as Acting CJN [Photos]


Justice Olukayode Ariwoola

By Ismaila Chafe/Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The swearing of Ariwoola, the next most senior in the hierarchy of the Supreme Court, as the new CJN followed the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammed on health ground.

Justice Ariwoola was born on 22 Aug. 1958 and appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011.

Justice Ariwoola gets President Buhari's handshake
Justice Ariwoola gets President Buhari’s handshake
VP Osinbajo with Justice Ariwoola
VP Osinbajo with Justice Ariwoola

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He was a Justice of the Court of Appeal between 2005 and 2011 after having been elevated from the State High Court of Oyo State.

Justice Ariwoola was first appointed a Judge of Superior Court of record in Oyo State in 1992 from private legal practice.

Before his elevation to the Supreme Court, he served as Justice of Court of Appeal in Kaduna, Enugu and Lagos Divisions.

He will retire by 2028.

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