Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, is expected to swear in 11 new justices of the Supreme Court.
President Bola Tinubu had last December asked the Senate to confirm 11 judges of the Court of Appeal as justices of the Supreme Court.
The President’s request came after the National Judicial Council recommended the justices for elevation.
Supreme Court is currently left with 10 justices after the death of Centus Nweze, and the retirements of Amina Augie and Dattijo Muhammad.
On December 21, 2023, the Senate confirmed the judges recommended for elevation.
The confirmed justices are Jummai Hannatu Sankey, Chidiebere Nwaoma Uwa, Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme, Haruna Simon Tsammani, Moore Aseimo A. Adumein, Obande Festus Ogbuinya, and Stephen Jonah Adah.
Others are Habeeb Adewale O. Abiru, Jamilu Yammama Tukur, Abubakar Sadiq Umar, and Mohammed Baba Idris.
The swearing in of the new apex court justices, will mean that the Supreme Court will have the full complement of 21 justices, as stipulated by the constitution.