NJC approves appointment of 33 judges in 11 states

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    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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