CJN Renew Call For Amendments of 1999 Constitution While Inaugurating New SAN’s

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has inaugurated 62 lawyers and solicitors to the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs.

During the inauguration ceremony and special session to mark the commencement of the 2022/2023 legal year of the Supreme court in Abuja, Justice Ariwoola charged the newly inaugurated SANs to display integrity, discipline and impressive standard of advocacy as ministers in the temple of justice.

He described the Supreme Court of Nigeria as the busiest and most hardworking Supreme Court in the world adding that the court had entertained a total of 1,764 cases and 154 judgments within the 2021/2022 legal year.

He reiterated his call for the amendment of the 1999 Constitution to allow for certain cases to terminate at the appellate court.

Speaking at the occasion, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami exuded confidence that the recent approval of welfare packages increase in the salaries and allowances of judicial officers, and also for conditions for their health, well-being and professional development by President Muhammadu Buhari, would usher in a new lease of life for the judiciary to operate maximally in a more beneficial and rewarding environment.

Malami disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Justice was in the process of reviewing the National Policy on Justice, to enhance stakeholders’ ability to tackle issues hindering the entire justice sector.


Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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