Justice Tanko Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, has resigned from his position.
VIP magazine reports that Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing illness as the reason for his decision.
According to reports, plans are being made to appoint the next most senior Supreme Court justice, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
A formal announcement is expected soon.
Only last week, 14 Supreme Court justices wrote him a letter lamenting the deterioration of the apex court.
BREAKING: Chief Justice of Nigeria resigns