President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn
in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) today following the resignation of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on health grounds.
The jurist was born on 22 August 1958. Justice Ariwoola was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal and was elevated to the Supreme Court bench.
Justice Ariwoola was elevated to the Supreme Court eleven years ago in November 2011.
Given his age of 63, the incoming CJN would still have a long service of 7 years in the position before retirement at 70