The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has sworn-in 8 new Justices of the Supreme Court, pushing the number of Justices of the court from 12 to record 20, on Friday.
The CJN presided, as the 8 of them in turn took their Oath of Office and Oath of Allegiance to the Nigerian Constitution.
After their swearing-in, they climbed to the bench where their 12 Senior Justices were already seated, to their positions.
The newly inaugurated Justices of the Apex Court who were recently elevated from the Court of Appeal bench, include Justices Lawal Garba (North-West), Helen Ogunwumiju (South-West), Abdu Aboki (North-West), and M. M. Saulawa (North-West).
Others are Justice Adamu Jauro (North-East), Samuel Oseji (South-South), Tijani Abubakar (North-East), and Emmanuel Agim (South-South).
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