The Senate has confirmed justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

CJN Justice Olukayode Ariwoola

Ariwoola was confirmed at about 12:55 after about an hour of drilling and questioning by the senate.

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

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

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