News filtering out of Chief juatice office in Abuja indicate that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad has resigned.
Newsnowonline gathered that he resigned last night on grounds of ill-health.
Sources revealed that arrangements are now on to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Reports also indicate that a formal announcement will be made shortly.
Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Tanko Muhammed was seriously ill.
Only last week, 14 justices of the Supreme Court had written him a letter to lament the decrepit state of affairs in the court.