Ibrahim Tanko

Biography of Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad CFR (born 31
December 1953) is a Nigerian Jurist , Justice of
the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the incumbent
Chief Justice of Nigeria . He was formerly a
Justice of the Nigerian Courts of Appeal .

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p>Early life Justice brahim Tanko Muhammad CFR was born on 31 December 1953
at Doguwa - Giade, a local government area in
Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria . 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 an LL.B. degree in
Islamic Law in 1980. He later obtained an LL.M.
degree and a Ph.D. in Law from the same
university in 1985 and 1998 respectively.

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Law career
Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad CFR began his career in 1982, after he was
Called to the bar in 1981, the same year he
graduated from the Nigerian Law School . In
1989, he was appointed as Chief Magistrate of
the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, a
position he held until 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 7
January 2007. On Thursday, 11 July
2019, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad was nominated by
President Muhammadu Buhari as substantive
CJN. This is coming barely 24 hours after
National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended
him to the president.

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