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Justice Tanko Muhammad resigns as CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned his position as chief justice of Nigeria. Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.

Information also has it that arrangements are ongoing to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria. According to reports, a formal announcement will be made shortly. Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.

Details shortly.

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