NJC recommends 11justices for Supreme Court


The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended 11 Justices for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court.

A statement by Mr. Soji Oye, Director of Information of the NJC, said the recommendation was made at the Council’s 104th meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.

They will be sworn in sfter their approval by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, screened and confirmed by the Senate.

Those recommended as Justices of the Supreme Court include;

Hon. Justice Jummai Hannatu Sankey, OFR

Hon. Justice Chidiebere Nwaoma Uwa

Hon. Justice Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme

Hon. Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani

Hon. Justice Moore Aseimo A. Adumein

Hon. Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya

Hon. Justice Stephen Jonah Adah

Hon. Justice Habeeb Adewale O. Abiru

Hon. Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur

Hon. Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar

Hon. Justice Mohammed Baba Idris

With their nomination, the Supreme Court is expected to have the full complement of 21 justices that the Constitution stipulates.

Similarly, the NJC at its last meeting for the year also recommended the appointment of Justice Mohammed Ramat to the Court of Appeal, as well as six Heads of Courts and 26 other judicial officers.

The statement by Mr. Soji Oye said 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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