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CJN charges new judges to be guided by laws

By Bridget Chiedu Onochie, Abuja   |   15 July 2017   |   4:22 am  

Justice Walter Onnoghen. PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA


The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday charged Judges to be firm and unwavering in the discharge of their duties.Speaking yesterday while administering the oath of office and allegiance on 19 newly appointed Judges of the Nigeria Industrial Court, the CJN noted that heaven would not fall by their well-founded judgments.  

He further admonished Judges to be guided by the provision of the constitution, their conscience ‎and the oath of office, and that personal interest should not becloud their constitutional responsibilities.   


According to him, judicial officers can check mate impunity in the country by adhering strictly to the rule of law. ‎The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had last Wednesday approved the appointment of 19 Judges for National Industrial Court of Nigeria.  

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