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CJN swears in eight new Supreme Court justices

CJN swears in eight new Supreme Court justices

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad has sworn in eight new Justices of the Supreme Court.

The swearing-in ceremony which pushed the number of Justices of the court from 12 to 20, held on Friday at the Supreme Court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The justices who were recently elevated from the Court of Appeal bench comprise of seven men and one woman, as well as five appointees from the North and three from the South. They are Lawal Garba (North West), Helen Ogunwumiju (South West), Abdu Aboki (North West), and Mohammed Saulawa (North West).

Others are Adamu Jauro (North East), Samuel Oseji (Souty South), Tijani Abubakar (North East), and Emmanuel Agim (South South).

Justice Muhammad who warned the newly appointed justices of the apex court to shun extraneous considerations while discharging their duties, stated that he is confident that the new justices would remain morally upright as judicial officers with high integrity.

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