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CJN to swear in nine new court of appeal justices


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will swear in nine newly appointed Justices of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, September 20, at the main court auditorium of the Supreme Court.

According to a statement issued on Sunday by the Director, Press and Information of the Supreme Court, Dr. Festus Akande, the nine justices to be sworn in are:

  • Hannatu Azumi Laja-Balogun (Kaduna State)
  • Binta Fatima Zubairu (Kaduna State)
  • Peter Chudi Obiora (Anambra State)
  • Okon Efreti Abang (Akwa Ibom State)
  • Asma’u Musa Mainoma (Federal Capital Territory)
  • Lateef Adebayo Ganiyu (Oyo State)
  • Jane Esienanwan Iyang (Cross River State)
  • Hadiza Rabiu Shagari (Sokoto State)
  • Paul Ahmed Bassi (Borno State)
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The statement also said that Justice Amina Adamu Augie of the Supreme Court will retire on Thursday, September 21, after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 years.

Justice Augie was sworn in as Justice of the Supreme Court on November 7, 2016. With her retirement, the Court is now left with 11 Justices.

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