Photos Emerge as CJN Swears in Odili’s Daughter, 21 Others as High Court Judges

Photos Emerge as CJN Swears in Odili’s Daughter, 21 Others as High Court Judges

  • No fewer than 22 new judges were inaugurated as High Court Judges by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Muhammed Tanko
  • Daughter of Supreme Court Judge, Justice Mary Odili, four children of serving and retired judges, were among the new judges sworn in
  • The inauguration took place on on Tuesday, November 23, barely a year after protests erupted over the controversial list of nominees

Abuja - Twenty-two new judges of the Federal Capital Territory were on Tuesday, November 23, sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad.

The Punch reports that among the newly sworn-in judges are Njideka Nwosu-Iheme, daughter of former Rivers state governor, Peter Odili and Justice Mary Odili, Nwabulu Chineze, and a sister to the presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Akure.

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Odili’s Daughter
Njideka Nwosu-Iheme, the daughter of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court was sworn in as a judge of the Federal High Court. Photo credit: momodumedia
Source: Instagram

Until her inauguration, Njideka was a Magistrate at the Wuse Zone 6 Magistrate court. Back in March 2015, she was appointed into the FCT Judiciary.

Other children of judges on the list are Fatima Abubakar Aliyu, the daughter of the immediate past President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa; Mimi Katsina-Alu Apena, daughter of late CJN, Aloysius Katsina-Alu, and Ibrahim Mohammed, the son of a former Grand-Khadi of the FCT.

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The inauguration was held in Federal Capital Territory almost a year after protests erupted over the controversial list of nominees forwarded by the National Judicial Council to President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration.

Other judges inaugurated include Madugu Alhaji, Agunloye Kayode, Enenche Eleojo, Aminu Abdullahi, Nwecheonwu Elewe, Sadiya Mayana, Kanyip Indinya, Aliyu Shafa, Mohammed Zubaru, Oluyemisi Adelaja, Agashieze Odinaka, Aliyu Ahmed, Hafsat Abba-Aliyu, Olufolake Oshin, Binta Dogonyaro, Muhammad Adamu and Jadesola Adeyemi-Ajayi.

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Channels TV also reports that the CJN urges the newly-inaugurated judges to refrain from anything that would smear their names and shun all forms of bribery.

Speaking at the ceremony, Muhammad went on to note that the judges have entered a lifetime covenant with God and Nigeria, saying whatever they do rightly would be recorded in their favour.

President Buhari receives full list of 18 judges for appointment into Court of Appeal previously reported that the number of judges appointed at the Court of Appeal increased.

The National Judicial Council (NJC) released a list of 18 judges that it recommended to President Buhari for elevation to the appellate court.

Soji Oye, the spokesperson of the NJC made the disclosure a statement on Friday, March 19. The NJC spokesperson further disclosed that recommens were also made for the appointment of eight heads of courts in Rivers, Nasarawa, Kogi, Jigawa, Ebonyi, and Delta states.

Source: Legit

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