June 17, 2024
11 New Supreme Court Justices Sworn In By CJN
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11 New Supreme Court Justices Sworn In By CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has sworn in 11 new Justices to the bench of the Supreme Court.

He said the occasion is a significant ceremony as the apex court had never had a full complement of justices, adding that they have been depleted due to retirement and deaths.

Some of the Justices are Obande Festus Ogbuinya, Stephen Jonah Adah, Habeeb Adewale O. Abiru, Jamilu Yammama Tukur, Abubakar Sadiq Umar, and Mohammed Baba Idris.

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Others are Jummai Hannatu Sankey, Chidiebere Nwaoma Uwa, Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme, Haruna Simon Tsammani and  Moore Aseimo A. Adumein.

The CJN told the new Justices to be prepared for criticisms or verbal assaults by litigants who have lost cases as Justices of the final Court of the land, where appellants’ expectations are often very high and infectious.

THe also siad that their elevation to the Supreme Court Bench is in recognition of their astuteness and evident passion for hard work, which is the hallmark of judicial excellence.

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