Buhari swears in Ariwoola as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

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

The swearing-in of Justice Ariwoola was as a result of the sudden resignation of Justice Ibrahim Tanko on health grounds

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

Recall that Justice Walter Onnoghen also became the CJN under the President Buhari administration before he resigned from office.

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.

Born on August 22, 1958, Justice Ariwoola, who hails from Oyo State was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal before being elevated to the Supreme Court bench in 2011.

In March 2017, then acting President Yemi Osinbajo nominated Justice Walter Onnoghen as CJN; to replace Justice Mahmud Mohammed.

In January 2019, however, he was suspended for alleged false asset declaration, giving way for Justice Tanko Muhammad, who suddenly resigned on Monday morning for an undisclosed health issue.

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