Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has been appointed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN. He replaces Justice Walter Onnoghen who has been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mohammed was born on December 31, 1953 at Doguwa-Giade local government area of Bauchi State. 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. He served in that capacity for two years before he was appointed to the bench of the Nigeria court of appeal as Justice in 1993. He held this position for 13 years.