Breaking: CJN Swears In 9 New Appeal Court Judges (SEE FULL LIST)
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has administered the oath of office on nine newly appointed Justices of the Court of Appeal.
The CJN swore in the judges on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
Those sworn in are Hannatu Azumi Laja-Balogun from Kaduna State, who was appointed a High Court Judge on 24th May 1999; Binta Fatima Zubairu from Kaduna State, appointed a High Court Judge on 31st October 2001; and Peter Chudi Obiora from Anambra State, who was sworn-in as High Court Judge on 17th January 2005, respectively.
Others are Justices Okon Efreti Abang from Akwa Ibom State, who was appointed a High Court Judge on 22nd June 2009; Asma’u Musa Mainoma from Federal Capital Territory appointed High Court Judge on 1st February 2013; Lateef Adebayo Ganiyu from Oyo State, who became High Court Judge on 26th June 2014; and Jane Esienanwan Iyang from Cross River State, who was sworn-in as High Court Judge on 12th February 2015.
The rest are Justices Hadiza Rabiu Shagari from Sokoto State, who was elevation to the High Court Bench on 12th February, 2015; and Paul Ahmed Bassi from Borno State, appointed to the High Court on 14th July, 2017, respectively.