July 21, 2024
CJN swears in 22 new Appeal Court Justices, warns against conflicting judgements
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CJN swears in 22 new Appeal Court Justices, warns against conflicting judgements

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, on Wednesday, swore in 22 new Justices of Court of Appeal inside the main courtroom of the Supreme Court Abuja.

After the swearing-in of the judges into the Court of Appeal Bench, the CJN charged them to be mindful of the judgements they deliver. He expressed concern about the excessive issuance of “frivolous’ interim orders from various courts, which he believes undermines the integrity of the judicial system.

The CJN further expressed concern over what he described as conflicting and misleading judgements from courts of coordinate jurisdiction in the country, stressing the importance of serving the Nigerian people and delivering fair judgments free from bias or ulterior motives.

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He disclosed that the National Judicial Council (NJC), has initiated measures to hold accountable judges responsible for their unacceptable behaviour, stressing that punitive actions will be taken against judges involved in such misconduct.