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CJN to swear in 12 new FCT High Court judges on Wednesday

The appointment and swearing-in of these judges reflect our ongoing commitment to strengthening the judicial system and ensuring the administration of justice."

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CJN to swear in 12 new FCT High Court judges on Wednesday

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, is set to swear in twelve newly appointed judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday, July 10. The ceremony will take place at the Main Courtroom of the Supreme Court of Nigeria at 10:00 am.

In a statement released by Dr. Festus Akande, the Director of Press and Information of the Supreme Court, it was confirmed that the event will be conducted to officially induct the new judges into their roles.

The new judges to be sworn in are:

Justice Buetnaan Mandy Bassi from Plateau State
Justice Ademuyiwa Olakunle Oyeyipo from Kwara State
Justice Bamodu Odunayo Olutomi from Lagos State
Justice Iheabunike Anumaenwe Godwin from Imo State
Justice Odo Celestine Obinna from Enugu State
Justice Hauwa Lawal Gummi from Zamfara State
Justice Sarah Benjamin Inesu Avoh from Bayelsa State
Justice Maryam Iye Yusuf from Kogi State
Justice Ariwoola Oluwakemi Victoria from Oyo State
Justice Lesley Nkesi Belema Wike from Rivers State
Justice Ibrahim Tanko Munirat from Bauchi State
Justice Abdulrahman Usman from Taraba State

Dr. Akande emphasized the importance of this ceremony, stating, “This event marks a significant milestone in the judiciary of the Federal Capital Territory.

The appointment and swearing-in of these judges reflect our ongoing commitment to strengthening the judicial system and ensuring the administration of justice.”

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The swearing-in ceremony is expected to be attended by dignitaries, members of the legal community, and other invited guests.

The appointment of these judges comes at a critical time as the FCT High Court continues to address the increasing demands of the legal system in Nigeria’s capital.

Justice Ariwoola expressed confidence in the capabilities of the new judges, noting their diverse backgrounds and extensive legal experience.

He remarked, “The judiciary is the bedrock of democracy, and with these appointments, we are reinforcing our commitment to upholding justice, fairness, and the rule of law in Nigeria.”

The new judges will assume their duties immediately after the ceremony, contributing to the efficient handling of cases and the overall improvement of the judicial process in the Federal Capital Territory.

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