CJN Tanko swears-in Justice Tsoho, Kanyip

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday swore in Justice John Tsoho as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria.

He also swore in Honourable Justice Benedict Bakwaph Kanyip, as President of the National Industrial Court.

The ceremony took place at the Ceremonial Court of the Supreme Court in Abuja.

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom was in attendance at the event.

After they took their oath of office, the CJN asked Chief Judge and President of the National Industrial Court not to allow anybody disturb their principles as they justifies the oath of office they took

Muhammad said, “The Law is not respecter of anybody; deal with the situation as they are presented before you. Don’t have personal interest in any case before you,” the CJN cautioned.

Justice Tsoho was born on June 24, 1959 in Mbaduku in Benue State.

He obtained his law degree from the University of Lagos in 1984 and was called to Bar in 1985.

Mr Tsoho was on July 26 sworn in by the CJN, in an acting capacity.

His appointment followed the retirement of Adamu AbdulKafarati, who attained the retirement age of 65 years on July 25.

Mr Kanyip’s appointment was a sequel to the retirement of Babatunde Adejumo, who attained the retirement age of 65 years on October 1. He hails from Anturung-Attakar in Kaura Local Government Area, Kaduna State.

Mr Kanyip was appointed a judge of the National Industrial Court in 2000 for an initial period of four years although with eligibility for a renewal for a further term of four years.

The confirmation of Messrs Tsoho and Kanyip followed separate presentations of the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

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