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President Buhari asks Senate to confirm Ariwoola as substantive Chief Justice

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of the acting Chief Justice of the Federation, Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive CJN.

In a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and read at plenary, President Buhari said his letter was according to Section One (1) of the Constitution of Nigeria.

“Pursuant to section 231 (1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended; I forward for confirmation by the Senate of Honourable Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the chief justice of Nigeria,” Buhari said.

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Buhari on June 27 swore in Ariwoola of the Supreme Court as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) following the resignation of Tanko Mohammad on the previous night.

Muhammad resigned after 14 justices of the apex court accused the CJN of abandoning his responsibilities as the leader of the court.

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

Ariwoola was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011. His Lordship was a Justice of the Court of Appeal between 2005 and 2011 after having been elevated from the State High Court of Oyo State. His Lordship was first appointed a Judge of Superior Court of record in Oyo State in 1992 from private legal practice.

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