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Breaking: CJN swears in eight Supreme Court judges

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, sworn in eight new Justices of the Supreme Court.

Their swearing in today pushes the number of Justices of the court 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.

A breakdown of the new justices indicate that one from the South West, two from the South-South, three from the North West and two from the North East. None came from the South East and North Central.

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).

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