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NJC recommends 33 judgesn for appointments

By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja


The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of 33 judicial officers, including Chief Judges for six states.

NJC’s spokesman Soji Oye announced this in a statement yesterday in Abuja.

Oye said the appointments will affect Anambra, Kebbi, Cross River, Zamfara, Ogun, Osun, Rivers, Imo, Sokoto, Ekiti and Niger states.

Those recommended for appointment as Chief Judges are: Justice Onochie Manasseh Anyachebelu (Anambra); Justice Mohammed Suleiman Ambursa (Kebbi) and Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme (Cross River).

Others are:  Kadi Dahiru Muhammad Gusau  (Grand Kadi, Zamfara State Sharia Court of Appeal); Justice Mobolaji Ayodele Ojo (President, Customary Court of Appeal, Ogun State) and Justice Foluke Eunice Awolalu (President, Customery Court of Appeal, Osun State).

For Rivers State High Court, the NJC recommended the appointment of four judges: Stephens Dirialakeibama Jumbo, Chuku Mark Onyema, Ngbor-Abina Lemea and  Fibresima Florence Atili.

Two judges were appointed for Ogun State High Court. They are: Olufunmilayo O. Stanley and Olukemi Olusola Yetunde Oresanya.

For Imo State High Court, the NJC recommended the appointment of seven judges. They are Onyeka Vincent Ifeanyichukwu, Leweanya Kechinyere A., Victoria Chinyere Isiguzo, Vivian O. B. Ekezie,  Eze Nonye Eke, Ihuoma Grace Chukwunyere and Ibeawuchi Edith Chinyere.

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Three other judges were recommended for Sokoto State High Court. They are: Aminu Garba Sifawa,        Mohammed Mohammed and Raliya Uthman Muhammad.

A judge, Obafemi Makanju Fasanmi, was recommended for Ekiti State High Court.

Three others were recommended for Niger State High Court. They are: Salisu Alhassan Majidadi,             Binta Bawa and Danladi Ahmad.

For Ogun State High Court, Michael Kolawole Peters, Anthony Olusesan Araba and Adebisi Olusola Femi-Segun were recommeded.

The NJC also recommended the appointment of Obichere Ijeoma Josephine and Nze Ifeanyi Tennyson for the Imo State Customary Court of Appeal. They are:

It also recommended Amadi Ericonda for the Rivers State Customary Court of Appeal, while it recommended Bello Khalid Jega for appointment as Kadi for Kebbi State Sharia Court of Appeal.

Oye said: “All recommended candidates are expected to be sworn in after approval by their governors and confirmation by the Houses of Assembly.”



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