Supreme court attains full complement of 21 as CJN swears in 11 new justices

Chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, has sworn in 11 new justices to the bench of the supreme court.

The justices sworn in include Jummai Sankey, Chidiebere Uwa, Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, Haruna Tsammani and Moore Adumein.

Others are Obande Ogbuinya, Stephen Adah, Habeeb Abiru, Jamilu Tukur, Abubakar Umar, and Mohammed Idris.

With the new justices, the supreme court has attained its full complement of 21 as prescribed by the constitution.

These appointments to the supreme court will be the first of such significance since 2020.

The last time the apex court got very close to achieving its full complement was in 2020, when eight justices of the court of appeal were elevated to join 12 justices on the bench of the apex court.

Thereafter, the bench witnessed a steady depletion from 20 to 10 justices in 2023, a scenario Ariwoola described as the lowest in the history of the country’s judiciary.

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