Senate confirms Justice Ariwoola as substantive CJN

CJN Olukayode Ariwoola

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The confirmation followed his screening at the plenary on Wednesday. Ariwoola, while responding to questions before his confirmation said the major challenge of the judiciary was inadequate funding of its operations. He said the judiciary must be funded, saying that judges should not been seen as begging. He urged the senate to always give expeditious approval to budgets of the judiciary to enable it discharge its duties. On allegation that some judges…

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Buhari asks Senate to confirm Ariwoola as substantive CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. He had since forwarded a letter to the Senate for the CJN’s confirmation. The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, read the president’s letter at yesterday’s plenary in Abuja. The letter read: “Pursuant to Section 231(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is the Chief Justice of Nigeria. “While I hope that the submission will be considered…

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Buhari swears-in Olukayode Ariwoola as new Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

…Confers National Award on ex-CJN, Tanko, who resigned President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday swore-in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), in an acting capacity, following the abrupt resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad from the Judicial position. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola Justice Ariwoola, who was the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, took the judicial oath of office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Justice Muhammad’s resignation is coming amidst allegations by 14 judges of the Supreme Court last week that the former CJN has run the…

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