NJC Recommends Appointment Of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Heads of Courts, Judges & Khadis

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NJC Recommends Appointment Of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Heads of Courts, Judges & Khadis

The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR, at its 2nd Virtual Meeting held on 11th and 12th August, 2020, considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and resolved to recommend the under-listed names of twenty-two (22) successful candidates to President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and their respective State Governors for appointment as Justices of Supreme Court of Nigeria, Heads of Court and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria.

They are as follows:

APPOINTMENT OF FOUR JUSTICES, SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA
Justice Tijjani Abubakar
(North-East Zone)

Justice Mohammed L. Garba
(North-West Zone)

Justice Abdu Aboki
(North-West Zone)

Justice Mohammed M. Saulawa
(North-west Zone)

The Supreme Court of Nigeria currently have a total number of 12 Justices including the Hon. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, consisting of two (2) Justices from North Central, one (1) from the North East, one (1) from North West, three (3) from South East, one (1) from the South South and three (3) from the South West.

APPOINTMENT CHIEF JUDGE, YOBE STATE
Justice Gumna Kashim Kaigama
APPOINTMENT OF GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KATSINA STATE
Kadi Muhammed Abubakar
APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, IMO STATE
i) Justice Mathew Emeka Njoku

APPOINTMENT OF SIX (6) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, KANO STATE
Jamilu Shehu Suleiman
Maryam Ahmen Sabo
Sanusi Ado Ma’aji
Abdu Maiwada Abubakar
Zuwaira Yusuf
Hafsat Yahaya Sani
APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, TARABA STATE
Clara Jummai Kataps
Kazera Blessing Kodiya

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APPOINTMENT OF FOUR (4) KADIS SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KADUNA STATE
Muhammad Aminu Danjuma
Mustapha Umar
Muhammad Tukur Rashid
Muhammad Nasir Sidi

APPOINTMENT OF THREE (3) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, DELTA STATE
i) Gabriel Nkeiruka Dele Okafor
ii) Grace Abanre Ibiye
iii) Jessica Susan Gberevbie

All recommended candidates are expected to be sworn-in after approval by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and their respective State Governors and confirmation by the National Assembly and the respective State House of Assemblies.

Soji Oye, Esq
Director, Information

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