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Onnoghen urges new Supreme Court justices to uphold integrity


scales-of-justiceThe Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has urged the newly elevated justices of the Supreme Court, Sidi Dauda Bage and Paul Adamu Galinje, to live up to expectation in the face of daunting challenges.

He spoke yesterday in Abuja when the new justices were sworn in.

Onnoghen urged them not to be intimidated, but work towards the independence of the judiciary at a time when the body was facing some challenges.

He said: “The failure to defend this institution would mean that the citizens who rely on the judiciary for the fair and equitable dispensation of justice would be disappointed.

“I therefore urge you to always remain above board in the discharge of your duties in your new role. Your lordships must strive at all times to be faithful to the oath of office and the oath of allegiance which you have taken, because you would ultimately give account of your stewardship to the righteous judge of the universe.”

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