NJC Names 46 for Appointment as Judicial Officers
The National Judicial Council, NJC has recommended appointment of 46 Judicial Officers as part of efforts to beef up judiciary bench in preparation for 2023 election litigations.
The successful candidates were presented for NJC consideration by its Interview Committee during its 98th meeting in Abuja.
NJC statement issued by its Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye on Thursday indicated that the successful applicants are recommended for appointment as Heads of Court and other Judicial Officers for the Federal and State Judiciaries in Nigeria.
The recommended Heads of Court are Justice Chukwuemeka-Chikeka Theresa Eberechukwu as Chief Judge for Imo State, Hon. Kadi Bahago Yusuf Abubakar Agwai II as Grand Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Nasarawa State and
Hon. Justice Okorie Victor Uchenna as Presidenti, Customary Court of Appeal for Imo State.
Three Judges were recommended for Benue State and they arre Felicia Mnguashima Ikyegh, Omale Gabriel Anebi and Shishi John Mkoholga.
Jigawa has two and include Auwal Ya’u and Mustapha Bello Adamu while Delta State has three and they are Diai Christopher Dumebi, Odebale Ekuogbe Baro and Gesikeme-Akebofah Angonumere Mary.
Four candidates, Ladi Agyer Madaki,
Longden Danladi Jacob, Elizabeth Ibrahim Angai and Samchi Dasplang Simon were recommended for Plateau state and three for Kebbi State and they include Hassan Shehu Kuwwa, Shamsudeen Jaafar and Maryam Abubakar Kaoje.
The four candidates recommended as Judges for Adamawa State are
Ishaku Yakubu Haliru, Felix Daniel Nzarga, Abbas Adamu Hoban and Maxwell Tartius Pukuma.
Similarly, the three for Kogi State are Clement Ohiani Kekere, Hawa Eleojo Yusufu and Isa Jamil Abdullahi while the six for Imo State are Okereke Chinyere Ngozi, Onyekachi Michael Bless Chibueze, Antoinette Chinenye Onyeukwu, Innocent Chidi Ibeawuchi,
Alinnor Lotanna Chukwunyere Leo and
.Nwachukwu Obinna Emmanuel.
One Kadi was recommended for Sharia Court of Appeal in Plateau and is Yahaya Mohammed Kanam while that of Kebbi is Nasiru Umar Zaggan and the two for Adamawa State are Magaji Chiroma and Ibrahim Barkindo.
The three Judges recommended for the FCT Customary Court of Appeal are Yunusa Idris Kutigi, Muhammad Boyi Marafa and Ubom Unwana Sam while the one for Delta State is Akumagba Ete Francis.
Also, two Judges recommended for Adamawa Customary of Appeal are
Momsisuri Bemare Odo and Evaristus Paul and the three for Kogi State are
Comfort Ekwuojo Toluwase, Paul Ade Olupeka and Shaibu Yakubu.
The two for Imo State Customary Court of Appeal are Okafor Emeka Paulinus and Onuegbu Chinemerem Ucheoma.
The statement indicated that recommended candidates would be inaugurated after approval of the NJC recommendations to their respective State Governors and the respective State Houses of Assembly, as the case may be.
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