The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has resigned, according to online reports.
A close source disclosed that Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.
Arrangements are ongoing to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
According to reports, a formal announcement will be made shortly.
Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad 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 apex court.
Justice Muhammad has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2005 and was appointed Chief Justice of Nigeria in 2019.
He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian Court of Appeal.