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FULL LIST: NJC Asks Buhari, Governors To Appoint 69 New Judges

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The National Judicial Council (NJC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and some state governors to appoint 69 judicial officers for courts across the nation.

The NJC considered the list of candidates interviewed and presented by its Interview Committee at its 93rd Meeting virtual meeting held on December 16, 2020.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the NJC spokesperson, Soji Oye.

At the end of the deliberation, Council recommended the under-listed names of Sixty-nine (69) successful candidates to Mr. President (in the case of Kadis of the FCT Sharia Court of Appeal) and the various State Governors (in the case of other State Judicial Officers and Heads of Court) for appointment.

All recommended candidates are expected to be sworn-in after approval of the NJC recommendations by the President, the respective State Governors and the respective State Houses of Assembly, as the case may be.

They are as follows:

1. CHIEF JUDGE, KOGI STATE
i) Hon. Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi

2. CHIEF JUDGE, NIGER STATE
i) Hon. Justice Aisha Lami Bawa Bwari
3. GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, SOKOTO STATE
i) Hon. Kadi Shu’aibu Sodangi Achida

4. PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, KOGI STATE
i) Hon. Justice John Bayo Olowosegun
5. PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OSUN STATE
i) Hon. Justice Wasiu Oladejo Akanbi
6. PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, PLATEAU STATE
i) Hon. Justice Patrick Sati Dapit
7. PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ABIA STATE
i) Hon. Justice S. M. C. Ururuka-Onyensoh

8. THREE (3) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, BAUCHI STATE
i) Saadu Muhammad Sambowal
ii) Farouk Umar Sarki
iii) Mohammed Mukhtar Abubakar
9. TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, KOGI STATE
i) Bamidele Rotimi Aina
ii) Aisha Uwani Mohammed
10. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, BAYELSA STATE
i) Timipere Songi

11. TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, RIVERS STATE
i) Ben Whyte-Opufaa
ii) Gbasam Okogbule

12. TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, IMO STATE
i) Alma Ngozi Eluwa
ii) Dominica Okwuchi Okoroji
13. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, OGUN STATE

i) Olatunde Opeyemi Beatrice Sobowale
14. TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, YOBE STATE
i) Hadiza Lawan Musa
ii) Amina Shehu
15. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, EKITI STATE
i) Adeniyi Olatunji Familoni

16. TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, EBONYI STATE
i) Nwode Nicholas Emmanuel
ii) Ogbunnefi Emmanuel
17. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, JIGAWA STATE
i) Muhammad Musa Kaugama
18. FIVE (5) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, ENUGU STATE
i) Aroh-Onuoha Martha Nkiru
ii) Ugwueze Paul Chukwuemeka
iii) Ezugwu Hyacinthia Urunwa
iv) Mogboh Uchenna Juliet
v) Anike Okey Paulinus
19. TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, LAGOS STATE
ii) Oshodi Rahman Adeshola
iii) Aigbokhaevbo Olubukola Florence
20. TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, NASARAWA STATE
ii) Ishaku Usman
iii) Hafsat Turaki Sanda
21. TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, PLATEAU STATE
i) Nankwat Dawat Shasheet
ii) Buetna’an Mandy Dogban Bassi
22. EIGHT (8) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, EDO STATE
i) Aziegbemhin Williams Idemudia
ii) Igho Patricia Braimoh
iii) Esohe Irene Bazuaye
iv) Etinosa Gloria Adekanmbi
vi) Hassana Garuba Oshione
vii) Theresa Irenonsen Eghe-Abe
viii) Ogbevoen Rachel Aiteseme
ix) Itsueli Mary Enoredia

23. FIVE (5) HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, OSUN STATE
i) Okediya Maurice Olufisayo
ii) Akande Babafemi Abimbola
iii) Adeniji Adedapo Olugbenga
iv) Ganiyat Omobola Lawal
v) Olokede-Obadina Oluwakemi Christiana

24. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, ZAMFARA
i) Bello Muhammad Kucheri
25. TWO (2) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, YOBE STATE
i) Bashir Muhammad Inuwa
ii) Abba Kaka Kime
26. FIVE (5) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, FCT, ABUJA
i) Bashiru Dan Maisule
ii) Salisu Garba
iii) Mohammed Sadisu Abubakar
iv) Lawal Sule Abdullahi
iv) Abdullahi Adam Abdullahi Al-ilory
27. ONE (1) KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, ZAMFARA STATE
i) Isah Hamza Isma’ila
28. TWO (2) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OSUN STATE
i) Ayoade Aderemi Adesina
ii) Ojo Olayinka Muibat

29. TWO (2) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, KOGI STATE.
i) Isa Anaja Jibril
ii) Levi Nda Animoku
30. ONE (1) JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, BENUE STATE
i) Engo Elizabeth Aleje

31. ONE (1) JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ENUGU
i) Richard Emeka Ogbodo
32. THREE (3) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, NASARAWA STATE
i) Josiah Kpangyiko Kurape
ii) Joseph Audu
iii) Habila Ali Abundaga
33. THREE (3) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, PLATEAU STATE
i) Pauline Nanlep Njar
ii) Edwin Sati Munlang
iii) Georgina Enpian Dashe

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