NJC promotes four judges to Supreme Court


The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended four judges of the Court of Appeal to President Buhari for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court.

The four nominees include members of the last year’s presidential election petition court, Justices Abdu Aboki and Mohammed Garba, who headed the five-man court.

The remaining two are Justices Tijjani Abubakar (North East Zone) and Mohammed Saulawa, (North West zone).

The NJC, in a statement by its spokesman, Soji Oye, also recommended 18 others for appointment as judges of other courts.

They are Justice Gumna Kashim Kaigama, recommended for appointment as the Chief Judge of Yobe State; Kadi Muhammed Abubakar (recommended for appointment as Grand Kadi of Sharia Court of Appeal, Katsina State) and Justice Mathew Emeka Njoku (as the President, Customary Court of Appeal, Imo State.

The NJC recommended the appointment of six lawyers as judges of the High Court of Kano State.
They are: Jamilu Shehu Suleiman, Maryam Ahmen Sabo, Sanusi Ado Ma’aji, Abdu Maiwada Abubakar, Zuwaira Yusuf and. Hafsat Yahaya Sani.

As judges of the High Court of Taraba State, the NJC recommended the appointment of Clara Jummai Kataps and Kazera Blessing Kodiya.


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