CJN Muhammad Tanko Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Flown to Dubai

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SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 15 – The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad has reportedly been flown to Dubai for treatment after testing positive for the coronavirus

A member of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa disclosed this at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Justice Muhammad was absent at the swearing – in of 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Monday.

His duty was performed by the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour who administered oaths to the new SANs

There has been a recent upsurge in the intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria with numbers spiking and prominent personalities testing positive. A few days ago, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu tested positive after exposure to an infected aide. There are also media reports that 18 Nigerian Army generals have tested positive after being in contact with late Major General Olu Irefin, who died from COVID-19 complications last week.

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