Senate confirms Olukayode Ariwoola as Chief Justice of Nigeria

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Olukayode Ariwoola
Olukayode Ariwoola

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), after he was sworn in as acting CJN on June 27, following the resignation of Ibrahim Tanko.

At the resumption of plenary on Wednesday, September 21, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, moved two motions for the upper chamber to screen Ariwoola. His motions were approved by the legislators when they were put to a voice vote by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Lawan called for the screening exercise to be moved forward from where it was listed on the order paper.

Subsequently, Ariwoola and all Supreme Court judges, President of the Court of Appeal, President of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court and Secretary of the National Judicial Council walked into the chambers and took their seats.

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