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Buhari demands Senate to confirm Ariwoola as substantive CJN

BREAKING: Buhari to swear in Justice Ariwoola as CJN today

Posted: July 27, 2022 at 4:27 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Buhari made the requy in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor on Tuesday.

Ariwoola, who is the most senior justice of the Supreme Court, has been acting as the CJN since Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad resigned as the head of the country’s judiciary.

Muhammad resigned he was accused of abandoning his responsibilities as the leader of the court by 14 justices of the Supreme Court.

Buhari said in the letter read during Senate plenary by Lawan, “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.”

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