The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, has just sworn in eight new Justices of the Supreme Court.

The swearing-in ceremony which was held on Friday, 6 November, at the Supreme Court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory had eight new justices take their oaths of office and oaths of allegiance to the Nigerian Constitution.

Justice Muhammad urged the newly appointed justices of the apex court to avoid extraneous considerations while discharging their duties.

The justices were recently elevated from the Court of Appeal bench and comprise seven men and one woman. Five appointees are from the North and three are from the South.

They include Lawal Garba (North West), Helen Ogunwumiju (South West), Abdu Aboki (North West), and Mohammed Saulawa (North West).

Others are Adamu Jauro (North East), Samuel Oseji (Souty South), Tijani Abubakar (North East), and Emmanuel Agim (South South).

This inauguration of the judicial officers has raised the number of justices of the Supreme Court from 12 to 20.