CJN Ariwoola to Swear in 12 New Judges, Including Daughter-in-Law, on Wednesday [LIST]

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will conduct a swearing-in ceremony for 12 new judges to the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the event will take place at the Supreme Court’s Main Courtroom at 10 am.

The development was revealed in a statement by the Director of Press and Information of the Supreme Court, Dr. Festus Akande.

Among the new judges is Ariwoola Oluwakemi Victoria, the CJN’s daughter-in-law, who hails from Oyo State.

The other judges to be sworn in are:

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

The National Judicial Council recommended 86 judicial officers for appointment into federal and state courts across the country on May 17, 2024.

The recommendations were made during the NJC’s 105th plenary meeting held between May 15 and 16, 2024.

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