Saturday, September 23THE LEGISLATURE

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad Resigns Amid Protest

Justice Tanko Muhammad has resigned his appointment as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Justice Tanko Muhammad, CJN

He resigned on Sunday night on the grounds of ill-health.

When contacted, the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to CJN, Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, said, “All I know is that he’s going to declare open a workshop this morning at the NJI (National Judicial Institute).”

Following his resignation, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola will be the next acting Chief Justice of Nigeria sequel to Senate’s confirmation.

The Justices of the Supreme Court had recently protested against his leadership.

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