The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Ariwoola was confirmed after about an hour of questioning by the senate.
This motion for the screening was moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, at the plenary.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had called for the screening exercise to be moved forward from where it was listed on the order paper.
Gobir moved that the Senate resolve into the Committee of the Whole to conduct the screening and suspend its relevant rules to admit the acting CJN Ariwoola and his entourage into the chambers.
The Senate approved the motions.
Thereafter, the acting CJN Ariwoola and all Justices of the Supreme Court, President of the Court of Appeal, President of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court, and Secretary of the National Judicial Council walked into the chambers and took their seats.