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NJC Recommends Appointment of 11 Supreme Court Justices, Other

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The National Judicial Council, at its 104 Meeting of 6 December 2023 considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and at the end of deliberations, recommended the under-listed names of successful candidates as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers for the Federal and State Courts in Nigeria.

They are as follows:

ELEVEN JUSTICES, SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA

  1. Hon. Justice Jummai Hannatu Sankey, OFR
  2. Hon. Justice Chidiebere Nwaoma Uwa
  3. Hon. Justice Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme
  4. Hon. Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani
  5. Hon. Justice Moore Aseimo A. Adumein
  6. Hon. Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya
  7. Hon. Justice Stephen Jonah Adah
  8. Hon. Justice Habeeb Adewale O. Abiru
  9. Hon. Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur
  10. Hon. Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar
  11. Hon. Justice Mohammed Baba Idris

ONE JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL

  1. Hon. Justice Mohammed Ahmed Ramat

 

CHIEF JUDGE TARABA STATE

  1. Hon. Justice Joel Filibus Agya

 

CHIEF JUDGE, KEBBI STATE

  1. Hon. Justice Umar Abubakar

 

GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KEBBI STATE

  1. Hon. Kadi Sadiq Usman Mukhtar

 

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OGUN STATE

  1. Hon. Justice A. O. Femi-Segun

       

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, TARABA STATE

  1. Hon. Justice Alfred Yakubu

 

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OYO STATE

  1. Hon. Justice Tajudeen M. Abdulganiyu

 

ONE HIGH COURT JUDGE, BAYELSA STATE

  1. Amaebi Ibomo Orukari

 

ONE HIGH COURT JUDGE, OGUN STATE

  1. Akinyemi Martins Ayodele

 

THREE HIGH COURT JUDGES, CROSS RIVER STATE

  1. Ama Edet Ekpo
  2. Theresa Ansa Agom
  3. Jalarth Ogar Agim

 

THREE KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, ZAMFARA STATE

  1. Aminu Abdullahi Gusau
  2. Usman Hassan Gummi
  3. Hadi Sani

 

TWO KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, NASARAWA STATE

  1. Abubakar Ahmad Tijjani
  2. Aliyu Ibrahim Ebbema

 

NINE HIGH COURT JUDGES, KANO STATE;

  1. Fatima Adamu
  2. Hauwa Lawal Umar
  3. Musa Ahmad
  4. Musa Daihuru Mohammed
  5. Farida Rabiu Danbappa
  6. Halima Aliyu Nasir
  7. Aisha Mahmoud
  8. Adam Abdullahi
  9. Hanif Sanusi Yusuf

 

ONE JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, BAYELSA STATE

  1. Opokuma David Lawrence

 

FOUR HIGH COURT JUDGES, NASARAWA STATE

  1. Esther Mami Ejeh
  2. Ibrahim Dauda Shekarau
  3. Musa Muhammad Dallah
  4. Makama Tanze Benjamin

 

TWO JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OGUN STATE

  1. Awoyomi Bolanle Adenike
  2. Lawal Adeniyi Olusanya

 

All recommended candidates to the Supreme Court Bench would be sworn-in after the approval of their recommendation by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, and the subsequent confirmation of their appointment by the Senate.

The various Heads of Court recommended would also be sworn-in upon the approval of their appointment by their various State Governors and subsequent confirmation of same by their respective State Houses of Assembly.

 

Soji Oye, Esq.

Director, Information

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