The National Judicial Council under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice I. T. Muhammad has appointed 26 judges as justices of Court of Appeal and heads of court in Nigeria.
This was contained in a press statement signed by NJC Director of Information, Soji Oye, on Friday.
Oye stated that the decision, which was taken at the NJC’s 94th meeting held from 17 to 18 March, considered the list of candidates presented by its interview committee.
He further noted that the NJC consequently resolved to recommend the judges to President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the governors of Rivers, Nasarawa, Kogi, Jigawa, Ebonyi and Delta States.
“All recommended candidates are expected to be sworn-in after approval by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and their respective State Governors and confirmation by the National Assembly and the respective States Houses of Assembly,” he said.
They are as follows:
18 APPEAL COURT JUSTICES
i) Hon. Justice Bature Isah Gafai
ii) Hon. Justice Muhammad Ibrahim Sirajo
iii) Hon. Justice Waziri Abdul-Azeez
iv) Hon. Justice Yusuf Alhaji Bashir
v) Hon. Justice Usman A. Musale
vi) Hon. Justice Jauro Ibrahim Wakili
vii) Hon. Justice Abba Bello Mohammed
viii) Hon. Grand Kadi Mohammed Danjuma
ix) Hon. Justice Danlami Zama Senchi
x) Hon. Justice Mohammed Lawal Abubakar
xi) Hon. Justice Hassan Muslim Sule
xii) Hon. Justice Amadi Kenneth Ikechukwu
xiii) Hon. Justice Peter Oyinkenimiemi Affen
xiv) Hon. Justice Sybil Onyeji Nwaka Gbagi
xv) Hon. Justice Olasumbo Olanrewaju Goodluck
xvi) Hon. Justice Banjoko Adebukunola Adeoti Ibironke
xvii) Hon. Justice Olabode Abimbola Adegbehingbe
xviii) Hon. Justice Bola Samuel Ademola
ABUJA CHIEF JUDGE
Hon. Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi
CHIEF JUDGE, RIVERS STATE
Hon. Justice Simeon Chibuzor Amadi
CHIEF JUDGE, NASARAWA STATE
Hon. Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu
CHIEF JUDGE, KOGI STATE
Hon. Justice Sunday Omeiza Otu
CHIEF JUDGE, JIGAWA STATE
Hon. Justice Umar Maigari Sadiq
CHIEF JUDGE, EBONYI STATE
Hon. Justice Ngene Anagu Elvis
CHIEF JUDGE, DELTA STATE
Hon. Justice Theresa T. Obiajulu Ogochukwu Diai
PRESIDENT OF DELTA CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
Hon. Justice Patience Onuwa Elumeze