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FULL LIST: NJC recommends 11 justices for elevation to supreme court

FULL LIST: NJC recommends 11 justices for elevation to supreme court
December 06
19:28 2023

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended 11 justices for elevation to the supreme court.

The apex court is currently left with 10 justices after the death of Centus Nweze, and the retirements of Amina Augie and Dattijo Muhammad.

The constitution allows the supreme court to have a maximum of 21 justices.

On November 16, the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) compiled a list of 22 justices of the court of appeal for elevation to the supreme court and transmitted the same to the NJC.
In a statement on Wednesday, Soji Oye, NJC’s director of information, said after deliberations at the council’s 104th meeting held on Wednesday, 11 out of the 22 on the list have been nominated.

Other judicial offices were also recommended for appointment.

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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 OF  COURT OF APPEAL

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  1. Hon. Justice Mohammed Ahmed Ramat

CHIEF JUDGE OF 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

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  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

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  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

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  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;

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  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

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  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,” Oye added.

“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.”

 

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