Following the resignation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed on Monday over alleged ill-health, Justice Olukayode Ariowoola is the new CJN.
He is the next in rank to Mohammed who suffered a vote of no confidence from 14 of the 15 Surpreme Court Justices.
|Name;||Justice Olukayode Ariwoola|
|Real Name:||Olukayode Ariwoola|
|Date of Birth:||22 August 1954|
|State of Origin:||Oyo State|
|Net Worth:||$1 – $5 million|
Olukayode Ariwoola Biography
Olukayode Ariwoola (born 22 August 1958) is a Nigerian jurist and Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was born and hail from Iseyin Local government of Oyo State, Nigeria. He is currently the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court.
Olukayode Ariwoola Education
Ariwoola started his educational career in his home town Iseyin at the Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole, in the Iseyin Local government of Oyo State between 1959 and 1967.
He was in the Muslim Modern School in the same town between 1968 and 1969 before proceeding to Ansar-Ud-Deen High School, Saki in Oyo North of Oyo State.
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola studied law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife and bagged his bachelor of laws degree with honors in July, 1980. In July 1981, Olu Ariwoola was called to the Nigeria bar and got enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria as a Solicitor and Advocate soon thereafter.
Olukayode Ariwoola Career
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola was a State Counsel on National Youth Service (NYSC) at the Ministry of Justice, Akure, Ondo State and later as Legal Officer in the Ministry of Justice of his home state Oyo State until 1988 when he voluntarily left the official bar of the State Civil Service for private practice. His Lordship worked as Counsel in-Chambers of Chief Ladosu Ladapo, SAN between October, 1988 and July 1989 when he established Olukayode Ariwoola & Co – a firm of legal Practitioners and Consultants in Oyo town in August, 1989 from where he was appointed in November, 1992 as a Judge of Oyo State Judiciary.
Hon. Justice Ariwoola was born to the Ariwoola family of Iseyin over 60 years ago. His Lordship must have something to do, in a way, with figure 2. While His Lordship was born on the 22nd August, he was sworn in as a Judge of the High Court on 2nd November, 1992, as a Justice of the Court of Appeal (JCA) on 22nd November, 2005.
Justice Ariwoola served as Chairman, Board of Directors, Phonex Motors Ltd – one of Oodua Investment conglomerate between 1988 and 1992. Chairman, Armed Robbery Tribunal, Oyo State between May 1993 and September, 1996 when he was posted out of the headquarters, Ibadan to Saki High Court. His Lordship served on the Election Tribunals in Zamfara and Enugu States in 1999. On Election Appeal Courts in Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Benin, Yola and Ilorin at various times.
Before his elevation to the Supreme Court, his lordship served as Justice of Court of Appeal in Kaduna, Enugu and Lagos Divisions. He is also a fellow of International Dispute Resolution Institute (FIDRI) having been inducted
On November 22, 2011, he was appointed to the bench of the supreme court of Nigeria as Justice, sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria. He was appointed and awaiting Nigerian Senate’s approval as Chief Justice of Nigeria on the 27th June 2022 following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad.
The Nigerian Senate formally confirmed him as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on the 21 September, 2022.
He is next in rank to the retiring Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Muhammad Tanko.
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola retires in 2028.
He is a member of:
- Member, Nigerian Bar Association
- Member, International Bar Association
- Member, Nigerian Body of Benchers
Olukayode Ariwoola Wife, Personal Life
Justice Olukayode has attended many International and National conferences and workshops in France, Atlanta Georgia, UK and Dubai, UAE, and he is happily married with children.
Olukayode Ariwoola Net Worth
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