By Ismail Auwal

Following the resignation of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on health grounds, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to appoint Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Monday (today).

Justice Ariwoola, the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, will be sworn in at 2 p.m. at the State House Council Chambers in Abuja.

He will act as CJN pending the time his name will be sent to the Senate by President Buhari for confirmation as the  substantive CJN.

Born on 22 August 1958, Justice Ariwoola from Oyo State was a Justice of the Court of Appeal before being elevated to the Supreme Court bench in 2011.

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