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Justice Tanko Muhammad Resigns As CJN On Health Grounds

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned.

According to report posted on Channels Television website, Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.

Information also has it that arrangements are ongoing to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

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

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

Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.

Only last week, 14 justices of the Supreme Court had written him a letter to lament the decrepit state of affairs in the apex court.

14th April 2024
Nigerian Pantagraph