Senate confirms Justice Ariwoola as new Chief Justice of Nigeria

The Senate yesterday confirmed Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN). Justice Ariwoola was confirmed after responding to a few questions from lawmakers on the floor of the Senate. Recall that Ariwoola was appointed as the acting CJN after Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad resigned as the head of the country’s judiciary in June 2022, and President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded his name to the Senate for confirmation. The Upper Chamber could not confirm him then as they were on recess. Justice Ariwoola has been acting CJN after the…

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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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CJN appointment, 2023 budget estimates, security top Senate agenda – Lawan

President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan said the confirmation of appointment of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria and consideration of anticipated budget proposals for 2023 would be the immediate attention of Senate on resumption. The Senate is expected to resume from its two months annual summer recess on Sept. 20. Lawan spoke on Friday in Abuja, while responding to questions from Senate correspondents after inspecting renovation work at the temporary venue for the sitting of the Senate in the light of the ongoing remodeling of the main Senate chamber. Expressing…

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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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New CJN in age falsification scandal, started Primary School aged one

CJN Olukayode Ariwoola

Fresh questions have been raised over the credentials of the newly sworn-in Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, particularly on the date on which he began school. Recall that on Monday, Ariwoola was sworn-in by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), following the resignation of his predecessor, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, on health grounds. According to information on the website of the Supreme Court, Ariwoola, who is expected to serve in an acting capacity until confirmation by the National Judicial Council (NJC) and…

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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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Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammad, reportedly resigns

There are indications that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad, has resigned. Justice Muhammad according to ‘credible sources’ resigned on health grounds. Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Tanko Muhammed was seriously ill. His resignation is coming amidst allegations by 14 judges of the Supreme Court last week that the CJN has ran the apex court aground. Some of the issues raised by the justices in the letter include the failure to replace dilapidated vehicles, accommodation problems, poor healthcare services at the Supreme Court…

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Alleged Incompetence: CJN Tanko replies Supreme Court Justices over protest letter

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice lbrahim Tanko Muhammad, yesterday, responded to complaints of alleged incompetence, poor welfare and degenerating state of the court, by Justices of the Supreme Court. Recall that the 14 Justices, in a letter addressed to the CJN, had questioned his commitment and loyalty to the Judiciary. They complained that under the leadership of Justice Muhammad they have been denied the welfare package they are entitled to, even when the package was captured in the apex court’s budgetary allocation. They also said it was becoming…

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“It’s difficult to be impartial, objective without autonomy”, CJN tells Buhari

…Cautions judges against incessant ex-parte orders The Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, says it is difficult for the Judiciary to be impartial and objective in a democracy, where it remains financially tied to the Executive. Justice Muhammad made this known yesterday, at the 2021 biannual All Nigeria Judges Conference for courts of superior records, at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja. He stressed the need for financial autonomy upon which the impartiality of the judiciary is anchored and to avert the repeat of the Judiciary Staff Union of…

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CJN Muhammad summons six Chief Judges over conflicting orders

Ishaku Yohanna The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has summoned six state Chief Judges over conflicting orders emanating from their courts. The chief judges summoned are those of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa, and Imo states. The CJN issued the summons on Monday in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC). The CJN, in was learnt, frowned at the embarrassment caused the Judiciary by the actions of the judges behind the conflicting ex-parte orders in relation to cases on disputes in some…

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