Feb 9, 2023

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BREAKING: Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Tanko Muhammad Resigns – Legit.ng

  • The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, resigned on Sunday 26 June.
  • Preparations are underway to swear in the Supreme Court’s next-ranking justice, according to news reports
  • Tanko, who reportedly resigned due to illness has been fighting for their welfare with his fellow Supreme Court justices
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Several news platforms are reporting announced that Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Judge Tanko Muhammad, has resigned.

Channels Television reports that Judge Muhammad, who resigned Sunday night, cited ill health as the reason cited for his decision.

In the meantime, their affidavits are pending with the Second Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

A formal announcement will reportedly be made in be done shortly. Up until his resignation, it was reported that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.

Recall that 14 Supreme Court Justices recently wrote him a letter expressing the derelict condition complained in Apex Court.

Some of the issues raised by the judges in the letter include a failure to replace derelict vehicles, housing problems, poor medical care at the clinic of the Supreme Court, and poor electricity supply.

The judges also lamented the increase in electricity tariffs, no modified certificates to reflect the increase in diesel prices, and the lack of internet services in their chambers. < /p>

Interference in court proceedings: Nigeria’s Chief Justice reveals how Buhari handles the judiciary

Recall that Legit.ng also reported that Tanko mu Hammad President Muhammadu Buhari said never has intervened in court proceedings. He revealed this on Thursday April 14 at the iftar dinner hosted by Buhari for the leadership of the national judiciary at the end of the daily fast.

Muhammad stated: < /p>

“At no time in all your years in office has Mr. President or any of you attempted to speak to the courts or ask for favors. We can remember you no such attempt by you or anyone to interfere in judicial decisions.”

According to the CJN, this shows the president is mature, adding to that with the likes of Buhari arguing leaders do not interfere in court decisions, Nigeria can rest assured that all is well.

Source: Legit.ng