Nigeria’s Supreme Court Now Has Lowest Number Of Justices In History


The Supreme Court now has only 10 Justices on it bench, according to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.

Ariwoola noted that this is the lowest number of Justices in Nigeria’s history.


He stated this while speaking on Friday, at the valedictory court session for Justice Musa Dattijo who has hit the mandatory retirement age of 70 years.


“With Justices Musa Dattijo leaving us today after the retirement of Justice Adamu 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 the contemporary history of the court.

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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,” Ariwoola said.

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