The President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in the Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria. who is Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed? How well do you know the new man in the affair of Nigeria judiciary?
Profile of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed
Justice Tanko was born on December 31, 1953, at Doguwa Giade, in local government area in Bauchi State. He started his elementary
education in Bauch state.
Justice Tanko Mohammad 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
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. In 1989,
Justice Tanko 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.
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.
He held this position for thirteen years before he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2006 but was sworn in on January 7, 2007
Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad is a Nigerian jurist and Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian courts of appeal.