The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Iseyin-born, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has been confirmed by the Senate as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN.

Justice Ariwoola was confirmed at about 12:55 hours, after about an hour of drilling and questioning by the Senate.

The motion to screen the erudite jurist for the post of the CJN was moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, at the plenary at 11:35 hours.

The Senate President, 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, as well as suspend its relevant rules to admit the acting CJN, Ariwoola, and his entourage into the chambers.

The motions were approved by the Senate after the senators voted, coordinated by Lawan.

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.

The delegation was led by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Babajide Omoworare.

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