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JUST IN: CJN Swears In 11 New Supreme Court Judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, administered the oath of office to 11 new Justices appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court, admonishing them not to allow personal ambitions to cloud their sense of judgment.

Among the newly sworn-in Justices are Jummai Hannatu Sankey, Chidiebere Nwaoma Uwa, Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme, Haruna Simon Tsammani, and Moore Aseimo A. Adumein.

Addressing the new Justices, Justice Ariwoola emphasized the importance of maintaining integrity and letting conscience guide their decisions, especially when faced with litigants’ criticisms or verbal assaults.

He reminded them that pleasing everyone is impossible and urged them to prioritize adherence to the Constitution and alignment with divine expectations. He said, “Once your judgment is in consonance with what God expects from you, and is also in accordance with the Constitution, you should consider yourself the happiest and freest person on earth.”

Justice Ariwoola highlighted the significance of the new appointments, noting that they come at a time when the Supreme Court’s ranks have been significantly depleted due to retirements and deaths. He urged the new Justices to uphold moral uprightness, integrity, and respect for the law.

Moreover, he underscored the solemn responsibility they hold, stating, “Any judgment given at this level can only be upturned in heaven.”

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