Who is Justice Olukayode Ariwoola – New Acting CJN


The new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, was born on August 22, 1958. He is a native of Iseyin in Oyo State.

He went to Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole in Iseyin, and finished in 1967.

Thereafter, he went to Muslim Modern School Iseyin from 1968 to 1969. He later proceeded to Ansar-Ud-Deen High School, Saki.

Furthermore, he bagged his Bachelor of Law degree with Honours in July 1980 from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). He was called to the bar in July 1981.

He became a judge in 1992 having been appointed to Oyo State Judiciary. In 2005, he became a Justice of the Court of Appeal.

Moreover, he became a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on November 22, 2011.

On Monday, June 27, 2022, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola was sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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