The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tanko Muhammad has sworn in eight new Justices of the Supreme Court. The latest addition has therefore increased the number of Justices of the Supreme Court in the country from 12 to record 20.
The CJN presided as the eight of them, in turn, took their oath of office and oath of allegiance to the Nigerian Constitution. After their swearing, they climbed to the bench where their 12 seniors were already seated, to their positions.
The newly inaugurated Justices of the apex court who were recently elevated from the Court of Appeal bench, included 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). There was no representation from the east.