Buhari Swears-In Olukayode Ariwoola As New Acting CJN

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), in acting capacity.

Justice Ariwoola was officially sworn by the president on Monday afternoon, following the sudden resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad from the Judicial position.

Justice Muhammad, it was gathered, was forced to resign over the weekend, after his fellow jurists effectively passed a vote of no confidence in him.  His media aide had claimed that he’s quitting on health grounds.

Last week, a letter written 14 justices of the supreme court accusing him of abandoning his responsibility as the leader of the court was leaked to the media.

The judges also accused the CJN of going on foreign trips with his family while denying them the right to go on international trainings.

It was gathered that there was a memo from the judges to the presidency, highlighting all of the CJN’s financial dealings, and threatening that they would stop sitting from September if he is not removed.

 

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