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Chief Justice Ariwoola swears in 11 new Supreme Court justices

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, has sworn-in 11 new Justices to the Supreme Court, elevating the total number of Justices on the bench to 21, thereby fulfilling the statutory requirement.


At the ceremony, Justice Ariwoola counseled the newly inducted Supreme Court justices to adhere strictly to the principles of the rule of law and maintain impartiality in their judgments.


Justice Ariwoola emphasized the importance for the new Supreme Court justices to steer clear of personal biases or external pressures that could impair their judgment. He highlighted the necessity of ending associations with individuals of dubious character and integrity, stressing the role of conscience in guiding their thoughts and actions henceforth.