Following the sudden resignation of Judge Tanko Muhammad. As Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is to be sworn in as the next CJN.
Recall that Mr. Tanko reportedly resigned on from health reasons, according to a statement from Isah Ahuraka, the CJN’s Special Assistant on Media.
As a result, Ariwoola, who is the second oldest after Judge Mary Odili, retired on May 12. Sworn in as Acting CJN on May 10, after reaching retirement age of 70.
The following are things you need to know about the new Acting CJN, as reported by Daily Nigerian.< /p>
- Mr. Ariwoola is also scheduled to retire in 2028.
- Judge Olukayode Ariwoola was appointed Justice of the Nigerian Supreme Court in 2011.
- His Lordship was Judge of the Circuit Court of Appeals between 2005 and 2011 after being judged by the State Supreme Court ates Oyo had been recalled.
- His Lordship was first appointed Chief Justice of the District Court in the State of Oyo in 1992 from private legal practice.
- Lord Ariwoola began his teaching career in his hometown of Iseyin Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole in Iseyin Local Government of Oyo State between 1959 and 1967.
- He attended Muslim Modern School in the same town between 1968 and 1969 before going to Ansar-Ud-Deen High School in Saki in Oyo, north of Oyo State.
- His Lordship studied law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree with honors in July 1980. In July 1981, Olu Ariwoola was admitted to the Bar in Nigeria and registered with the Supreme Court of Nigeria as a Solicitor and Advocate soon thereafter.
- His Lordship was a Prosecutor in the National Youth Service (NYSC) in the Ministry of Justice, Akure, Ondo State. and later Legal Secretary in the Department of Justice of his home state, Oyo State, until 1988, when he voluntarily left the Bar Association and became a state official for private practice.
- His Lordship served as Counselor in the Chambers of Chief Ladosu Ladapo, SAN from October 1988 to July 1989 , when he established Olukayode Ariwoola & Co – a law and counsel firm in the City of Oyo in August 1989, from whence he was appointed Judge of the Oyo State Judiciary in November 1992.
- Mr Ariwoola was pre Born in the Ariwoola family in Iseyin over 60 years of age. His Lordship must have something to do with paragraph 2.
- While His Lordship was born on August 22nd, he was sworn in as a High Court Justice on November 2nd 1992, as a Justice of the Court of Appeal ( JCA) on 22 November 2005 and was again sworn in as a Justice of the Nigerian Supreme Court (JSC) on 22 November 2011.
- Judge Ariwoola served as Chairman, Board of Directors, Phonex Motors Ltd – between 1988 and in 1992 a conglomerate of Oodua Investment. Ibadan to the Supreme Court of Saki. His Lordship served on the Electoral Tribunals in Zamfara and Enugu States in 1999 and at various times on Electoral Courts of Appeal in Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Benin, Yola and Ilorin.
- Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court His Lordship served as a Court of Appeal Judge in Kaduna, Enugu and Lagos Divisions.
- He is also a Fellow of the International Dispute Resolution Institute (FIDRI) after being inducted.
< h2> Judge Supreme Court judges blast CJN for violating rights
Supreme Court judges have demanded answers from Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Muhammad to questions about the deteriorating state of affairs in the district court.
14 Supreme Court justices in a letter to the CJN alleging that he had relinquished his responsibilities as chief of the court.
The report states that i as 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 related to court supply.