Sunday, August 14, 2022

Buhari writes Senate to confirm Ariwoola as CJN 

Mr Ariwoola’s appointment as CJN was sequel to the resignation of former Chief Justice Muhammad Tanko on June 27.

• July 26, 2022
CJN Ariwoola
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking the confirmation of the nomination of Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The request is contained in a letter dated July 25 and read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the start of the plenary on Tuesday.

“Pursuant to Section 231(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I forward for confirmation by the Senate the appointment of Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

“While I hope that the submission will be considered in the usual expeditious manner, please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration,” the letter read.

Mr Ariwoola’s appointment as CJN by Mr Buhari was sequel to the resignation of former Chief Justice Muhammad Tanko on June 27.

Mr Tanko’s resignation was against the backdrop of a protest by 14 aggrieved Justices over issues of welfare.

However, the former CJN, in his resignation letter, cited health grounds as the reason for his decision.

Before his elevation to the Court of Appeal bench in 2011, Mr Ariwoola served as a judge of the High Court of Oyo State, and as justice of the Appeal Court between 2005 and 2011.

Meanwhile, in another letter to the Senate dated July 22, Mr Buhari requested the upper chamber to confirm the nomination of Suleiman Afikpo as commissioner representing the South-East zone at the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.

He explained that the request was in accordance with Section 3(2) of the Hajj Commission Act. Cap. 321, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

President Muhammadu Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan, Peter Obi, Umaru Yar'Adua and Olusegun Obasanjo

Economy

Buhari, Jonathan, Yar’Adua, Obasanjo wasted $500 million, impoverished Nigerians: Peter Obi

“If Nigeria had spent five per cent of the money borrowed so far on entrepreneurs and power generation, the country would compete with advanced countries,” reasoned Mr Obi.

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan

Heading 1

Nigerian political leaders practise ‘bread and butter’ politics: Jonathan

“We must shift away from the politics of bread and butter and ensure that we do not elect leaders that will buy our conscience today and mortgage the future of our children.”

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Opinion

The secret diary of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

If Buhari had supported me, I would have been the presidential candidate of the APC.

Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri

Faith

Gov. Diri warns cultural terrorism threatening Ijaws’ language, identity

“We are suffering from what is called environmental terrorism, mainly caused by the oil companies. But there is another terrorism that is threatening us is cultural terrorism.”

NCDC DG, Ifedayo Adetifa and NCDC

Health

NCDC inaugurates biological lab to fight emerging diseases

“It will inform public health decision-making and facilitate the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines,” said the NCDC director-general.

OPC and Fulani herdsmen

Heading 2

Cow caused OPC, Fulani herdsmen clash in Kwara, four dead: Police

A cow led by a Fulani herder broke the side mirror of OPC’s vehicle, and violence ensued, said the police.