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9 things you need to know about acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tanko Muhammed


Justice Muhammed

  1. Justice Muhammed was born on 31 December, 1953 at Doguwa – Giade, a local government area in Bauchi State.
  2. He attended Government Secondary School, Azare, where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1973.
  3. He later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria where he received a bachelor’s degree in Law in 1980.
  4. He obtained a Masters Degree and Doctorate (PhD) degrees from the same university in 1984 and 1998.
  5. He began his career in 1982, after his Call to Bar in 1981, the same year he graduated from the Nigerian Law School.
  6. In 1989, he was appointed as Chief Magistrate of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, a position he held till 1991 when he became a Judge at the Bauchi State Sharia Court of Appeal.
  7. He served in that capacity for two years before he was appointed to the Bench of the Nigerian courts of appeal as Justice in 1993.
  8. He was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2006 but sworn in January 7, 2007.
  9. He was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria on January 25, 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari.


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