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Justice Tanko Muhammad Resigns as CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned, according to reports on Monday. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola will be sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

According to Sources Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.

According to reports, a formal announcement will be made shortly.

Muhammad has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2005 and was appointed Chief Justice of Nigeria in 2019.

He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian Court of Appeal. Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.

More details to follow…


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