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10 Things To Know About Acting CJN Ariwoola




President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad.

Below are ten things to know about the acting CJN.

1. Ariwoola was born on August 22, 1958.

2. He is an Indigene of Iseyin, Oyo State.

3. He had primary education in Iseyin at the Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole, Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State.

4. He attended the Muslim Modern School in the same town between 1968 and 1969 before proceeding to Ansar-Ud-Deen High School, Saki, in Oyo-North of Oyo State.

5. He proceeded to study law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and graduated in 1980.

6. Ariwoola was called to the bar in July 1981 and got enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria as a Solicitor and Advocate soon after that.

7. He served as a state counsel in the National Youth Service Corps at the Ministry of Justice, Akure, Ondo State, and later served as a Legal Officer in the Ministry of Justice of Oyo State until 1988.

8. He was appointed as a Judge of Oyo State Judiciary and sworn in as a Judge of the High Court on November 2, 1992.

9. He served on the Election Tribunals in Zamfara and Enugu States in 1999 and on Election Appeal Courts in Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Benin, Yola, and Ilorin at various times.

10. He was sworn in as Justice of the Court of Appeal on November 22, 2005.