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CJN Announces New Date To Swear-in 62 New SANs

The event, earlier planned for November 21, was shifted to accommodate other activities of the court.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has announced a new date for the swearing in of 62 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs).

Ariwoola said the swearing-in will now take place on November 28 instead of November 21.

This was made public by the Supreme Court’s Director of Information, Dr. Festus Akande.

Akande said the event, earlier planned for November 21, was shifted to accommodate other activities of the court.

Akande, in a statement on Monday, said the swearing-in, scheduled for the court’s main courtroom, forms “one of the several programmes planned to formally usher-in the 2022/2023 legal year of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

“Going by our age-long tradition, during such programmes, the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, will deliver a state-of-the Judiciary address which is ostensibly to highlight the performance of the Supreme Court, and by extension, the Nigerian Judiciary in the outgoing 2021/2022 legal year.

“It will be recalled that out of the 174 applicants for the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2022, 62 were successful at the end of the rigorous exercise. Out of this number, 53 are advocates while 9 are academics.

“The earlier announced date of 21st November, 2022 to swear-in the newly appointed Senior Advocates had to be shifted to the new date of 28th November, 2022 in order to accommodate other programmes slated for the court’s new legal year.

“The Supreme Court commenced its annual vacation after a highly eventful and remarkably successful 2021/2022 legal year on Monday 23rd July, 2022.

“Though the court had started sitting since 12th September, 2022, the new legal year ceremony is now being formally held in line with our tradition.

“All the programmes billed to mark the commencement of the new legal year are to begin at 10:00am in the main courtroom of the Supreme Court,” Akande said.

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