NJC Recommends Appointment of Thirty-Six Judicial Officers

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The National Judicial Council at its 95th Meeting of 15 & 16 September 2021, recommended the under-listed names of Thirty-six (36) successful candidates to their respective State Governors for appointment as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria.
1. CHIEF JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, KOGI STATE
i) Hon. Justice Richard O. Olorunfemi

2. CHIEF JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, EDO STATE
i) Hon. Justice Joe Itsebaga Acha

3. CHIEF JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, ONDO STATE
i) Hon. Justice Akintoroye Williams Akin

4. CHIEF JUDGE, FCT, ABUJA
i) Hon. Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf

5. CHIEF JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, AKWA-IBOM STATE
i) Hon. Justice Ekaette Francesca Fabian-Obot

6. CHIEF JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, EKITI STATE
i) Hon. Justice J. O. Adeyeye

7. GRAND KADI, YOBE STATE
i) Hon. Kadi Baba Gana Mahdi

8. GRAND KADI, BAUCHI STATE
i) Umaru Ahmad Liman

9. PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, NASARAWA STATE
i) Hon. Justice Osagede Osado Emmanuel

10. PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OYO STATE
i) Hon. Justice Mashud Akintunde Akinfemi Abass

11. PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, KOGI STATE
i) Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman

12. THREE (3) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, GOMBE STATE
i) Zainab Abdulkadir Rasheed
ii) Abdussalam Muhammad
iii) Daurabo Suleiman Sikkam

13. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, AKWA-IBOM STATE
i) Effiong Asukwo Effiong

14. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, BAUCHI STATE
i) Nana Fatima Jibril

15. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, KADUNA STATE
i) Abdulkarim Mahmud

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16. THREE (3) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, KATSINA STATE
i) Kabir Shuaibu
ii) Ibrahim Ishaku Mashi
iii) Ibrahim Abubakar Mande
17. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, ONDO STATE
i) Professor Alero Akeredolu

18. FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, OYO STATE
i) Olusola Adebisi Adetujoye
ii) Folabimpe Beatrice Segun Olakojo
iii) Professor Taiwo Elijah Adewale
iv) Kareem Adeyimika Adedokun

19. THREE (3) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, KOGI STATE
i) Abubakar Sule Ibrahim
ii) Abdullah Sulyman
iii) Aminu Ali Eri

20. TWO (2) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, GOMBE STATE
i) Adamu Kuna Jibril
ii) Ahmed Baba Bala

21. FOUR (4) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, BAUCHI STATE
i) Musa Sani Abubakar
ii) Mahdi Manga
iii) Khamis Al-Hamidallah Muhammad
iv) Sani Musa

22. ONE (1) JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ONDO STATE
i) Orimisan James Okorisa

23. ONE (1) JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OYO STATE
i) Ajadi Olubukola Omolayo

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 respective State House of Assembly.

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