The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, has on Friday sworn in eight new Justices of the Supreme Court.
The swearing-in ceremony held at the Supreme Court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Friday November 6 this year.
The eight justices took turn to take their oath of office and oath of allegiance to the Nigerian Constitution.
The swearing-in of the eight justices has raised the number of justices of the Supreme Court from 12 to 20.
In his remarks, the CJN warned the newly appointed justices of the apex court to shun extraneous considerations in discharging their duties.
The justices comprise seven men and one woman, and five appointees from the North and three from the South.
They are: Tijani Abubakar (North East); and Emmanuel Agim (South South); Adamu Jauro (North East); and Samuel Oseji (South South).
Others are: Lawal Garba (North West); Helen Ogunwumiju (South West); Abdu Aboki (North West); and Mohammed Saulawa (North West).Follow us on social media