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Justice Tanko Muhammad resigns as CJN

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

Sources told Channels Television’s Judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele that he resigned last night on grounds of ill-health.

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

Reports also indicate that a formal announcement will be made shortly.

Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Tanko Muhammed 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 court.


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