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NJC Recommends New Chief Judges, Judicial Officers Appointment [Full List]



The National Judicial Council, NJC, has recommended the appointment of six Chief Judges and 30 others as Judicial Officers.

The NJC considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and recommended the 36 successful candidates to their respective state governors for appointment as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria.

This was made known in a statement to newsmen on Sunday by NJC Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye.

According to the statement, the swearing-in of the candidates is subject to approval by President Muhammadu Buhari and their respective State Governors.

They are also expected to be confirmation by the respective State House of Assembly.

See candidates below:

The NJC recommended Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf as the Chief Judge of the High Court of the FCT; Justice Joe Itsebaga Acha as the Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice of Edo State and Justice Richard O. Olorunfemi as the Chief Judge of the High Court of Kogi State.

Others are Justice Akintoroye Williams Akin (Ondo State); Justice Ekaette Francesca Fabian-Obot (Akwa Ibom); Justice J. O. Adeyeye (Ekiti); Kadi Baba Gana Mahdi (as Grand Kadi, Yobe State); Umaru Ahmad Liman (Grand Kadi, Bauchi State); Justice Osagede Osado Emmanuel (President, Customary Court of Appeal, Nasarawa State); Justice Mashud Akintunde Akinfemi Abass (President, Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo State) and Justice Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman (President, Customary Court of Appeal, Kogi State).

The lawyer recommended for appointment as judges are: Zainab Abdulkadir Rasheed, Abdussalam Muhammad and Daurabo Suleiman Sikkam (for High Court of Gombe State); Effiong Asukwo Effiong and Pricess Eme Daniel Ekong (for High Court of Akwa Ibom State); Nana Fatima Jibril (for High Court of Bauchi State), and Abdulkarim Mahmud and Eugene Michael (High Court of Kaduna State).

Others are: Kabir Shuaibu, Ibrahim Ishaku Mashi and Ibrahim Abubakar Mande (High Court of Katsina State); Professor Alero Akeredolu (High Court of Ondo State); Olusola Adebisi Adetujoye, Folabimpe Beatrice Segun Olakojo, Professor Taiwo Elijah Adewale and Kareem Adeyimika Adedokun (High Court of Oyo State) and Ajadi Olubukola Omolayo (Judge, Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo State).

Also recommended for appointment as judges are: Abubakar Sule Ibrahim, Abdullah Sulyman and Aminu Ali Eri (High Court of Kogi State); Adamu Kuna Jibril and Ahmed Baba Bala (Kadis, Sharia Court of Appeal, Gombe State); Musa Sani Abubakar, Mahdi Manga, Khamis Al-Hamidallah Muhammad and Sani Musa (Kadis, Sharia Court of Appeal, Bauchi State) and Orimisan James Okorisa (judge, Customary Court of Appeal, Ondo State).

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.