Olukayode Ariwoola Biography, Educational Background, Career, Networth, Age, State Of Origin, Qualifications, Real Age

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At the swearing-in ceremony of the acting CJN Olukayode Ariwool on Monday 27th June 2022 in Aso Villa, Mr. Ariwoola who is expected to serve in the acting capacity after the sudden resignation of Ibrahim Mohamed Tanko swore to be faithful, truthful, and bear true allegiance to the federal government, as well as defend the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at all time.


Olukayode Ariwoola is expected to serve the country he has sworn allegiance to protect in the acting capacity until his final confirmation by the National Assembly and the apex judicial body known as the National Judicial Council (NJC).

After his sudden confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari, the sudden resignation of Muhammed Tanko has remained a topic of public discussion. Several reports are suggesting that Muhammed did not resign on his own accord, he was actually forced to do so by a high-level team of security and senior government officials.


Who Is Olukayode Ariwoola

Olukayode Ariwoola is a Nigerian jurist and justice of the Nigerian apex court, the Supreme Court. He was sworn in as the Acting CJN on Monday 27th June 2022 by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Before his new role as the CJN, he served as a Justice of the Nigerian Courts of Appeal and was promoted and appointed to the bench of the apex court, the Supreme Court of Nigeria as a justice on merit. 

Ariwoola is presently awaiting the confirmation of a judicial body, the National Judicial Council (NJC), and the National Assembly (NA). He is hoping to replace Muhammed Tanko as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria.


Olukayode Ariwoola Educational Background

The office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria requires a rigorous academic qualification and a long year of practice in Nigerian legal practice. For someone like Olukayode Ariwoola, he must have studied law as a course in a Nigerian University or overseas for 5 years after which he must have completed his 1-year course in any accredited Nigerian law school. 

Ariwoola must have also practiced for at least 10 years before becoming Senia or Advocate Of Nigeria (SAN) before rising to the rank of becoming the next in line based on seniority in the apex court.

Olukayode Ariwoola Age

The date when Ariwoola was born and when he started his primary education became a thing of controversy after the apex Court, Supreme Court posted August 22 1958 instead of August 22 1954 as his date of birth. 

This anomaly has however been corrected to tally with what is on his Curriculum Vitae. His exact date of birth is now August 22 1954., This information was released by Festus Akande, the spokesperson of the Supreme Court. 

He was born in 1958 and started his primary education in 1959 at Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole in the Iseyin local government area of Oyo State.

Ariwoola then proceeded to Muslim Modern School in the same town from 1968 to 1969 and later attended Ansar-Ud-Deen High School Shaki, Oyo State where he completed his High School.

Olukayode Ariwoola Legal Career

Ariwoola started his legal education at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife in Osun State where he spent 5 years before obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB).

He proceeded to Nigerian Law School and was called to bar before his enrolment at the apex court, Supreme Court of Nigeria as a Solicitor and Advocate in July 1981.

Like every other successful lawyer in Nigeria, Mr. Ariwoola started his legal career in the State chapter. He served as a State Counsel on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Ministry of Justice, Akure, Ondo State, and later as a Legal Officer in the Ministry of Justice before he decided to venture into private practice. 

Mr. Ariwoola worked as Counsel in Chambers of Chief Ladosu Ladapo, SAN between October 1988 and July 1989. He later decided to set up Olukayode Ariwoola & Co – a firm of Legal Practitioners and Consultants in Oyo town in August 1989. This job and his victories brought him to the limelight and he was later appointed in November 1992 as a Judge of Oyo State Judiciary. 

He also worked in several other establishments such 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 job at the Supreme court did not come as a surprise because he served in all fields before that. If we recall, Ariwoola also served as Justice of the Court of Appeal in Kaduna, Enugu, and Lagos Divisions before he was called to serve at the apex court, the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Ariwoola Neworth

Ariwoola is Someone who loves peace and also believes in interpreting the law “as it is” and also as “it ought to be” depending on the circumstance of the case presented before him. The Acting CJN’s official networth is however not in the public domain at the moment.

Olukayode Ariwoola Age

Born on 22 August 1958, Olukayode Ariwoola is currently 63 years old. The Oyo State-born jurist is expected to carry the Nigerian judiciary to the next level. If we follow the above age, that simply means that he is qualified to serve as the CJN till 2028. This is seen from the cold words of section 291 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as Amended), a Supreme Court judge is expected to retire at the age of 70.

Olukayode Ariwoola’s Curriculum Vitae however shows a controlling age. His real age is 68. His CV shows that he was born on Augsut 22 1954August means that he can only serve as CJN for 2 years before clicking the retirement age of 70 years in 2024.

The Olukayode Ariwoola State Of Origin.

Born on 22 August 1958, Olukayode Ariwoola is from Iseyin Oyo State. 

Olukayode Ariwoola Ethnicity

Olukayode Ariwoola is from Iseyin, Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria. The popular jurist is a descendant of Oduduwa and his ethnicity is Yoruba.

Olukayode Ariwoola Real Age

This anomaly has however been corrected to tally with what is on his Curriculum Vitae. His exact date of birth is now August 22 1954. This in,formation was released by Festus Akande, the spokesperson of the Supreme Court. 

Olukayode Ariwoola Qualifications 

He was admitted into the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife) to study Law in 1977.

He graduated from the university with a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) in 1980.

He was called to the Nigerian bar and got enrolled as a solicitor and advocate of the Nigerian Supreme Court in July 1981.

Mr. Ariwoola spent 30 years on the bench in his 40 years legal career.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Does Olukayode Have a Conflicting Date Of Birth?

Yes, Mr. Ariwoola has a conflicting date of birth. 

How Old Is Olukayode Ariwoola?

Olukayode Ariwoola is 63 years old. His curriculum vitae however shows that he will be 68 years on August 22, 2022.

When Did Olukayode Ariwoola Start School?

Olukayode Ariwoola started his primary education in 1959.

When Was Olukayode Ariwoola Born?

Olukayode Ariwoola was born on 22 August 1958 according to his information published on the Supreme Court Website. His curriculum vitae however shows that he was born on August 22, 1954. This means that he will clock 68 on August 22

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