5 facts about the newly appointed CJN Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed

The new  Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN was sworn in today after Buhari suspended former Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen. Gutsynaij has gathered five facts about the newly appointed CJN Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed and here are the best facts below.

  about the newly appointed CJN Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed

1. Newly appointed CJN Tanko was born on December 31, 1953 at Doguwa – Giade, a local government area in Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria.

2. He attended Government Secondary School, Azare where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1973 before he later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Law in 1980. He later obtained a Master and Doctorate (Ph. D) degree from the same university in 1984 and 1998 respectively.

3. Tanko began his career in 1982, after he was call to the bar in 1981, the same year he graduated from the Nigerian Law School.

4. 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.

5. 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.

The newly appointed CJN Tanko is the most controversial news trending on social media at the moment as it has already generated reaction from all kinds of individuals  with singer Davido, Senator Ben Bruce, Yakubu Dogora who is the house of Rep speaker has all reated to the act regarded as “Felony” by Buhari.


Bueze is a Senior Content Creator at Gutsynaij News. He is a Journalist|| Writer|| Digital Media Strategist || Web Designer #ProudProduct of The Nigerian Institute of Information Extensionst(NIE) ||Die-hard Liverpool fan. Proudly from Imo State, Eastern Nigeria.

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