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Senate confirms Ariwoola as nation’s chief justice

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The Senate on Wednesdayconfirmed Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria after about an hour of drilling and questioning by the senate.

The red legislative chamber confirmed Ariwoola as CJN on Wednesday after the senate leader, Abdullahi Gobir moved a motion to screen him in the committee of the whole.

The CJN was screened and subsequently confirmed through a voice vote.

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In July, President Muhammadu Buhari requested the senate to confirm the appointment of Ariwoola as CJN.

“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 had said.

Ariwoola has been holding office since the resignation of Ibrahim Muhammad following the accusation by 14 justices of the Supreme Court against Muhammad that he abandoned his responsibilities as the leader of the court.

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