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PHOTOS: Newly Appointed Supreme Court Judges Sworn-In

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed swore in Justice Amina A Augie and Justice Ejembi Eko as members of the Supreme Court bench after their appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari was approved by the Nigerian Senate.

This brings to 13 the number of Supreme Court justices in Nigeria. Of the previous 17 justices, 3 of them retired whilst 2 have been suspended. The CJN himself is due to retire this week.

The CJN stated that the two new Supreme Court Justices, Amina A. Augie and Ejembi Eko, joined the apex court “at a time when there are a lot of challenges.”

He stressed that it was important to preserve the public’s confidence in the judiciary.
He stated: "I therefore wish to state without fear of contradict that the Third Arm of Government will remain resolute in its commitment and resolve to uphold its independence and to adjudicate with utmost fairness and Justice as prescribed in our constitution and the law. "


Justice Augie is a widow of the late Senator Adamu Augie form Kebbi State and has 5 children.

Source: Dr Zainab