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Former First Lady Of Rivers State, Mary Odili Retires From The Supreme Court, Tomorrow At Age 70.

Justice Mary Odili.

The former first lady of Rivers State and jurist, Justice Mary Ukaego Peter Odili of the Supreme Court of Nigeria is to officially bow out of the nation’s Judiciary, tomorrow.

Justice Mary Odili, who is one of the earliest women to be elevated to the Supreme Court bench, would step aside having attained the mandatory retirement age of 70 years, as the Imo State-born jurist, whose meritorious landmark judgments have shaped the political, economic and social terrains of the nation, is to be hosted to an elaborate retirement event, tomorrow.

Information has it that the authority of the apex court is to hold a befitting valedictory court session in her honour.

The Director of Press and Information for the Supreme Court, Festus Akande, confirmed to newsmen, yesterday, that the court session would be presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad and would be held at the main court room of the Supreme Court, tomorrow morning.

Akande said that eminent Nigerians, especially the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice; President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA); Body of Benchers; and body of the Senior Advocates of Nigeria, among others, are to grace the valedictory court session for Justice Mary Odili.


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