BREAKING: Senate confirms Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as new CJN

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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.

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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.

The Senate approved the motions.

Thereafter, the acting CJN Ariwoola and all Justices of the Supreme Court, President of the Court of Appeal, President of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court, and Secretary of the National Judicial Council walked into the chambers and took their seats.

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