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

The President also administered the oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

This comes after the sudden resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad from the position on Monday, stating ill health as the reason for the decision.

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Justice Ariwoola, while taking his oath, swore to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Government of Nigeria, as well as defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Born August 22, 1958, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is an indigene of Iseyin, Oyo State. He was, in 1992, appointed as the Judge of the Oyo State High Court.

Before his elevation to the apex court, he was a Justice of the Court of Appeal between 2005 and 2011 after he was elevated from the High Court of Oyo State.

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

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He has served both as chairman and member of various boards and tribunals.

Justice Arriwoola is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Nigerian Body of Benchers.



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