NJC Submits Lists Of Recommended Candidates To Buhari For Supreme Court Appointment

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Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Dr Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR said that the body has recommended a list of successful candidates to president Muhammadu Buhari for the office of Justices of Supreme Court of Nigeria, Heads of Court and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria.

Speaking during its 2nd Virtual Meeting held on 11th and 12th August 2020, he disclosed that the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee consists of twenty-two (22) successful candidates and their respective State Governors.

According to him, the body has recommended the appointment of four justices for the Supreme Court, three candidates for Heads of Court, eleven judges for the State High Court and four Kaadis for Sharia Court of Appeal.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of Nigeria currently has a total number of 12 Justices including the Hon. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, consisting of two (2) Justices from North Central, one (1) from the North East, one (1) from North West, three (3) from South East, one (1) from the South-South and three (3) from the South West.

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The recommended candidates will be sworn-in after the President, respective state Governor’s approval and confirmation by the National Assembly and the respective State House of Assemblies.

See Full List of Candidates Below:

APPOINTMENT OF FOUR JUSTICES, SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA

Justice Tijjani Abubakar
(North-East Zone)

Justice Mohammed L. Garba
(North-West Zone)

Justice Abdu Aboki
(North-West Zone)

Justice Mohammed M. Saulawa
(North-west Zone)

APPOINTMENT CHIEF JUDGE, YOBE STATE

Justice Gumna Kashim Kaigama

APPOINTMENT OF GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KATSINA STATE

Kadi Muhammed Abubakar

APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, IMO STATE

i) Justice Mathew Emeka Njoku

APPOINTMENT OF SIX (6) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, KANO STATE

Jamilu Shehu Suleiman
Maryam Ahmen Sabo
Sanusi Ado Ma’aji
Abdu Maiwada Abubakar
Zuwaira Yusuf
Hafsat Yahaya Sani

APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, TARABA STATE

Clara Jummai Kataps
Kazera Blessing Kodiya

APPOINTMENT OF FOUR (4) KADIS SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KADUNA STATE

Muhammad Aminu Danjuma
Mustapha Umar
Muhammad Tukur Rashid
Muhammad Nasir Sidi

APPOINTMENT OF THREE (3) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, DELTA STATE

i) Gabriel Nkeiruka Dele Okafor
ii) Grace Abanre Ibiye
iii) Jessica Susan Gberevbie

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