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BREAKING: Buhari Swears In Justice Ariwoola As Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Resigns

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Justice Ariwoola is replacing Justice Tanko Muhammad who resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.

The most senior in the apex court is Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has been sworn-in.

Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.

In la leaked letter by 14 Supreme Court justices, the Tanko was accused of refusing to address the despicable state of affairs in the Supreme Court despite drawing his attention to them.

They complained of a lack of residential accommodation and vehicles at the court.

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The justices further accused the CJN of gallivanting with his “spouse, children and personal staff,” while not allowing them to travel with an assistant on foreign trips.

The justices decried the lack of legal research assistants, despite the magnitude of cases being adjudicated.

On erratic electricity supply, the justices said they have been confined to work between the “hours of 8 a.m and 4 p.m daily, for lack of diesel,” after they were notified of the development by the Supreme Court’s Chief Registrar, Hajo Bello.

Meanwhile, Justice Tanko Muhammed did not attend the opening of the training for Judges on Alternative Dispute Resolution organized by the National Judicial Institute, amidst reports of resignation.

Although no Supreme Court Justice is present at the event.

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Training of Judges by the Institute is usually declared open by the CJN or any of his representatives. however, the Administrator of the Institute, Justice Garba has opened the session.