The National Judicial Council, NJC, has recommended the appointment of Master Judges and 30 others as Judicial Officers to beef upward judicial functions in some states and the Federal Working capital Territory, FCT.
At its 95th coming together held on September of 15 & 16, 2021, the council considered the listing of candidates presented by its Interview Commission and recommended the 36 successful candidates to their respective province governors for appointment as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria.
They are Hon. Justice Richard O. Olorunfemi as Master Jurist, Kogi Province, Hon. Justice Joe Itsebaga Acha for Edo, Hon. Justice Akintoroye Williams Akin for Ondo, Hon. Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf for FCT, Hon. Justice Ekaette Francesca Fabian-Obot for Akwa Ibom and Hon. Justice J. O. Adeyeye for Ekiti Province.
Others are Hon. Kadi Baba Gana Mahdi as Grand Kadi, Yobe, Umaru Ahmad Liman as Grand Kadi, Bauchi, Hon. Justice Osagede Osado Emmanuel as President, Customary Tribunal of Appeal, Nasarawa, Hon. Justice Mashud Akintunde Akinfemi Abass as President, Customary Tribunal of Appeal, Oyo province and Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman as President Customary Tribunal of Appeal, Kogi province.
3 Judges are recommended for high tribunal of Gombe and they are Zainab Abdulkadir Rasheed, Abdussalam Muhammad and Daurabo Suleiman Sikka.
Akwa Ibom has one, Effiong Asukwo Effiong. Bauchi has one, Nana Fatima Jibril, spell Kaduna high tribunal has Abdulkarim Mahmud
The 3 candidates recommended for Katsina Province are Kabir Shuaibu, Ibrahim Ishaku Mashi and Ibrahim Abubakar Mande, spell
Professor Alero Akeredolu was recommended for Ondo Province.
4 successful candidates for Oyo Province are Olusola Adebisi Adetujoye, Folabimpe Beatrice Segun Olakojo, Professor Taiwo Elijah Adewale and Kareem Adeyimika Adedokun.
Kogi Province has 3 candidates and they are
Abubakar Sule Ibrahim, Abdullah Sulyman, as good as Aminu Ali Eri.
2 Kadis for Sharia Tribunal of Appeal are Adamu Kuna Jibril and Ahmed Baba Bala, spell the 4 for Bauchi are Musa Sani Abubakar, Mahdi Manga, Khamis Al-Hamidallah Muhammad and Sani Musa with Ondo Province having one in the individual of Orimisan James Okorisa and Oyo Customary Tribunal of Appeal having Ajadi Olubukola Omolayo.
A statement issued on Lord’s Day by NJC Manager of Information, Mr Soji Oye and released in Abuja, said that all the recommended candidates are expected to be sworn-in after approbation by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and their respective Province Governors and confirmation by the respective Province House of Assembly.
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