Following the resignation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed on Monday over alleged ill-health, Justice Olukayode Ariowoola is expected to be sworn in any moment as the acting CJN.
He is the next in rank to Mohammed who suffered a vote of no confidence from 14 of the 15 Surpreme Court Justices.
Justice Ariwoola was born on August 22, 1958.
His Lordship 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.