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NJC approves appointment of 33 judges in 11 states

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the appointments of 33 Heads of Courts in 11 states.

This was contained in a statement on Thursday, December 19, by NJC Director of Information, Soji Oye.

He explained that the Council considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee during its meeting which held on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It read: “NJC recommends appointment of (6) Heads of Court, and (26) Twenty-six Judicial Officers for State High Courts and one (1) Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal.”

“The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR, at its meeting of 17th and 18th December, 2019, considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and resolved to recommend to the Governors of Anambra, Kebbi, Cross River, Zamfara, Ogun, Osun, Rivers, Imo, Sokoto, Ekiti and Niger States, Thirty-three (33) successful candidates for appointment as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria.

They are as follows:

APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUDGE, ANAMBRA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE – Hon. Justice Onochie Manasseh Anyachebelu

APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUDGE, KEBBI STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE – Hon. Justice Mohammed Suleiman Ambursa

APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUDGE, CROSS RIVER STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE – Hon. Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme

APPOINTMENT OF GRAND KADI, ZAMFARA STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL – Hon. Kadi Umaru Muhammad Gusau

APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OGUN STATE – Hon. Justice Mobolaji Ayodele Ojo

APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OSUN STATE – Hon. Justice Foluke Eunice Awolalu

APPOINTMENT OF FOUR (4) JUDGES, RIVERS STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

Stephens Dirialakeibama Jumbo
Chuku Mark Onyema
Ngbor-Abina Lemea
Fibresima Florence Atili

APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) JUDGES, OGUN STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

Olufunmilayo O. Stanley
Olukemi Olusola Yetunde Oresanya

APPOINTMENT OF SEVEN (7) JUDGES, IMO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

Onyeka Vincent Ifeanyichukwu
Leweanya Kechinyere A.
Victoria Chinyere Isiguzo
Vivian O. B. Ekezie
Eze Nonye Eke
Ihuoma Grace Chukwunyere
Ibeawuchi Edith Chinyere

APPOINTMENT OF THREE (3) JUDGES, SOKOTO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

Aminu Garba Sifawa
Mohammed Mohammed
Raliya Uthman Muhammad

APPOINTMENT OF ONE (1) JUDGE, EKITI STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE – Obafemi Makanju Fasanmi

APPOINTMENT OF THREE (3) JUDGES, NIGER STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

Salisu Alhassan Majidadi
Binta Bawa
Danladi Ahmad

APPOINTMENT OF ONE (1) KADI, KEBBI STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL – Bello Khalid Jega

APPOINTMENT OF ONE (1) JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, RIVERS STATE – Amadi Ericonda

APPOINTMENT OF THREE (3) JUDGES, OGUN STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

Michael Kolawole Peters
Anthony Olusesan Araba
Adebisi Olusola Femi-Segun

APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, IMO STATE

Obichere Ijeoma Josephine
Nze Ifeanyi Tennyson

The candidates are expected to be sworn-in after approval by their respective State Governors and confirmation by the respective State House of Assembly.

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