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JUST IN: Justice Ariwoola to be sworn in to replace Muhammad as new CJN

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Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is to be sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) to replace Justice Tanko Muhammad who has resigned on health grounds.

Ariwoola from Oyo State, became a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011.

He had previously served as the Justice of the Court of Appeal between 2005 and 2011. This came immediately after serving as a judge of the High Court of Oyo State in 1992.

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Ariwoola graduated in law from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife, Osun State in 1980.

He was called to the Nigeria bar and got enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria as a Solicitor and Advocate in 1981.

Justice Ariwoola was one of the seven justices of the Supreme Court that decided the 2019 presidential election petition that affirmed the election of Buhari as President for a second term.

Due for retirement in 2028, Ariwoola had served as Justice of the Court of Appeal in Kaduna, Enugu and Lagos Divisions.

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