the National Council of Justice (NJC) on Sunday released the list of 36 people recommended for various judicial appointments in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and 10 states.
NJC’s information director Soji Oye, who released the list on Sunday, said the council had the candidates on its 95th floor.
The candidates were recommended for appointment either to President Muhammadu Buhari or their respective state governors, depending on the court.
The list contains candidates recommended for appointment as major chief judges of the states of Edo, Kogi, Ondo, Akwa Ibom and Ekiti and the FCT.
It also includes the candidates for the Grand Kadis of the Sharia Appeals Courts of Yobe and Bauchi States and the presidents of the Appeals Courts of Oyo, Kogi, and Nasawara States.
Some of the chief judges and other court directors were appointed in provisional roles pending their material appointment.
The rest are recommended as judges and kadis by High Courts and Customary Courts of Appeal and Sharia Courts of Appeals in Gombe, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Ondo, Oyo, Kogi, Bauchi and Oyo.
“It is expected that all recommended candidates will be sworn in after approval by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and their respective state governors and approval by the respective state House of Representatives,” said Oye.
Mr Oye had alluded to the appointment on Friday without naming them in a statement announcing the bodies that would be set up to investigate three judges involved in issuing conflicting court orders.
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September 16, 2021
· NJC recommends the appointment of thirty-six (36) judicial officers;
The National Judicial Council, at its 95th session on September 15-16, 2021, examined the list of candidates presented by its interview committee and decided to propose the subordinate names of thirty-six (36) successful candidates to their respective provincial governors for appointment as heads of courts and other judicial officers in Nigeria.
They are as follows:
1. HIGHER JUDGE, HIGH COURT, KOGI STATE
i) Honor. Judge Richard O. Olorunfemi
2. HIGHER JUDGE, HIGH COURT, EDO STATE
i) Hon. Justice Joe Itsebaga Acha
3. HIGHER JUDGE, HIGH COURT, ONDO STATE
i) Honor. Judge Akintoroye Williams Akin
4. HOCHRICHTER, FCT, ABUJA
i) Honor. Judge Husseini Baba Yusuf
5. HIGHER JUDGE, HIGH COURT, AKWA-IBOM STATE
i) Hon. Justice Ekaette Francesca Fabian-Obot
6. HIGHER JUDGE, HIGH COURT, EKITI STATE
i) Honor. Judge JO Adeyeye
7. GRAND CARD, YOBE STATE
i) Honor. Kadi Baba Gana Mahdi
8th GRAND KADI, BAUCHI STATE
i) Umaru Ahmad Liman
9. PRESIDENT, COURT OF JUSTICE, NASARAWA STATE
i) Hon. Justice Osagede Osado Emmanuel
10. PRESIDENT, COURT OF JUSTICE, STATE OF OYO
i) Honor. Justice Mashud Akintunde Akinfemi Abass
11. PRESIDENT, COURT OF JUSTICE, KOGI STATE
i) Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman
12. THREE (3) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, GOMBE STATE
i) Zainab Abdulkadir Rasheed
ii) Abdussalam Muhammad
iii) Daurabo Suleiman Sikkam
13. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT, AKWA-IBOM STATE
i) Effiong Asukwo Effiong
14. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT, BAUCHI STATE
i) Nana Fatima Jibril
15. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT, KADUNA STATE
i) Abdulkarim Mahmud
16. THREE (3) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, KATSINA STATE
i) Kabir Shuaibu
ii) Ibrahim Ishaku Mashi
iii) Ibrahim Abubakar Mande
17. ONE (1) JUDGE, HIGH COURT, ONDO STATE
i) Professor Alero Akeredolu
18. FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, OYO STATE
i) Olusola Adebisi Adetujoye
ii) Folabimpe Beatrice Segun Olakojo
iii) Professor Taiwo Elijah Adewale
iv) Kareem Adeyimika Adedokun
19. THREE (3) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, KOGI STATE
i) Abubakar Sule Ibrahim
ii) Abdullah Sulyman
iii) Aminu Ali Eri
20. TWO (2) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, GOMBE STATE
i) Adam Kuna Jibril
ii) Ahmed Baba Bala
21. FOUR (4) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, BAUCHI STATE
i) Musa Sani Abubakar
ii) Mahdi Manga
iii) Khamis Al-Hamidallah Muhammad
iv) Sani Musa
22. ONE (1) JUDGE, COURT OF JUSTICE, ONDO STATE
i) Orimisan James Okorisa
23. ONE (1) JUDGE, COURT OF JUSTICE, OYO STATE
i) The judicial judge
All recommended candidates are expected to be sworn in after approval by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and their respective state governors and confirmation from the respective state house.
Soji Oye, Esq
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