Justice Olukayode Ariwoola
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola

Senate confirms Justice Ariwoola as new CJN

NEWS DIGEST — The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The development was sequel to his screening by the Committee of the Whole at the Senate chambers on Wednesday.

During the screening, Justice Ariwoola responded to questions posed to him by Senators.

The motion for the screening was moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, at the plenary at 11:35 am.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, had called for the screening exercise to be moved forward from where it was listed on the order paper.

Gobir moved that the Senate resolve into the Committee of the Whole to conduct the screening and suspend its relevant rules to admit the acting CJN Ariwoola and his entourage into the chambers.

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