- President Muhammadu Buhari sworn in Judge Olukayode Ariwoola to the role of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)
- The 62-year-old was appointed after the resignation sworn in by Judge Tanko Muhammad, who is said to have resigned for ill health he is confirmed by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
FCT, Abuja – New reports have confirmed the swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
According to Channel TV, Justice Ariwoola laid will take the oath of office from President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, June 27 in the Council Chamber of the Presidential Mansion in Abuja.
Judge Ariwoola has been serving since the beginning of the 22nd Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN ). colonial as well as the 17th since the post-colonial era.
While taking the court oath, he swore to be loyal and true allegiance to the federal government of Nigeria and the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ex-CJN Muhammad resigned due to health reasons – reports
It was further collected that the ex-CJN, Judge Muhammad, resigned his post on Sunday, June 26, citing poor health.
Legit recalled that before his resignation, some aggrieved judges had written to him seeking a Reform of Supreme Court affairs.
It was also noted that the judges claimed that the then CJN had not addressed the issues raised, despite being brought to their attention.< /p>
But those allegations were denied by a former CJN staffer.
CJN ‘questioning’ three judges over conflicting court orders
In another development, Legit reports. ng that Tanko Muhammad grilled the chief justices of six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
These are reportedly about conflicting court orders recently issued by their courts.
Muhammad then threatened that three of the judges who made the controversial order would be made scapegoats.
Supreme Court judges blast CJN for violation of rights n
Supreme Court Justices have requested answers from Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Muhammad. from questions about the deteriorating situation in the Apex Court.
According to TheCable, 14 Supreme Court justices wrote a letter to the CJN alleging that he had relinquished his responsibilities as chief of the court.< /p>
The report states that some of the issues raised in the letter were vehicles, accommodation, diesel supply, electricity tariffs, internet services to judges’ homes, training for judges and epileptic potency supplies of the courts.