The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of 26 judges across the federation.
In a statement issued on Friday by its spokesman, Soji Oye, the council also issued a strict warning to two judges.
According to the statement, the NJC took the decisions after a meeting held on March 17-18 under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Muhammad.
“The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR, at its 94 th Meeting held on 17 to 18 March 2021, considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and resolved to recommend to President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and the Governors of Rivers, Nasarawa, Kogi, Jigawa, Ebonyi and Delta States twenty-six (26) successful candidates for appointment as Justices of Court of Appeal and Heads of Court in Nigeria,” the statement partly read.
See the full list below
EIGHTEEN (18) JUSTICES, COURT OF APPEAL
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
CHIEF JUDGE, FCT, ABUJA
i) Hon. Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi
CHIEF JUDGE, RIVERS STATE
i) Hon. Justice Simeon Chibuzor Amadi
CHIEF JUDGE, NASARAWA STATE
i) Hon. Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu
CHIEF JUDGE, KOGI STATE
i) Hon. Justice Sunday Omeiza Otu
CHIEF JUDGE, JIGAWA STATE
i) Hon. Justice Umar Maigari Sadiq
CHIEF JUDGE, EBONYI STATE
i) Hon. Justice Ngene Anagu Elvis
CHIEF JUDGE, DELTA STATE
i) Hon. Justice Theresa T. Obiajulu Ogochukwu Diai
PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL,
i) Hon. Justice Patience Onuwa Elumeze
4 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.