Buhari To Swear In Olukayode Ariwoola As New CJN

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There are strong indications that President Muhammadu Buhari would swear in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria today.

This comes after the resignation of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the CJN, citing ill health.

A source in the presidency who spoke with Daily Post said Ariwoola is expected to be sworn in today by 2 pm.

Naija News earlier reported that Ariwoola was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian Courts 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.

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.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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