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CJN Ariwoola Reacts To Retirement Of Supreme Court Judges

Justice Ariwoola said efforts were in top gear to appoint new Justices to the Supreme court.

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has assured that the problem of depletion on the Bench of the Supreme Court will soon be addressed.

VerseNews reports that Justice Ariwoola said efforts were in top gear to appoint new Justices to the Supreme court.

He spoke in Abuja yesterday during a valedictory court session held in honour of the retiring Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad.

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The CJN said: “His retirement today has further depleted our ranks and opened a yawning gap that will hardly be filled.

“With him leaving us today after the retirement of Hon. Justice Adamu Amina Augie a few weeks ago, we are now left with just 10 Justices on the Supreme Court Bench; being the lowest we have ever had in contemporary history of the Court.

“However, I can confidently assure all the litigant public that efforts are in top gear to get on board a sizeable number of Justices to boost our rank and complement the tremendous effort we have been investing in the business of the court.”

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