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NJC appoints 60 judges for 25 states + Names of the judges

By News Express on 17/03/2018

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The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Friday named 60 new judicial officers, including two state Chief Judges, for 25 states of the federation.

The two chief judges are – Justice O.O. Akeredolu (Ondo State) and Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwak (Plateau).

Other appointees approved at the Council’s just concluded 85th meeting in Abuja are:

Justices Danladi Muhammed, Fatima Ahmed Tafida and Bulila Ladukiya Ikharo (Adamawa State High Court); Bassey Bassey Nkanang and Uwem Freedom Ibritam (Akwa Ibom High Court); Josephine Mbayan Ayua (Benue High Court); Imelda Etope Bassey, Obo Awusa Obo and Emmanuel Ubua Agianpuye (Cross River State High Court); Dafe Celestina Idise, Egwu Joe, Okorodas Anthony Ezonfade, Ideh Blessing Adaoleh and Edun Ajueyitsi Joshua (Delta State High Court).

Other new judges are – Justices Irobosa O. A. Omotosho and Aigbona T. Momodu (Edo State High Court); Kabiru Ibrahim Ahmed and Isah Muhammed Bargaja (Sokoto State High Court); Adamu Muhammed Kafin-Madaki (Bauchi State High Court); Joy Lynda Chiama Okibe, Veronica Chinyere Ajogwu and Esther Nnenna Nkechi Alukwu (Enugu State High Court); Musa Kyari Kachalla and  Karima Bulama Yusuf (Yobe High Court); Emeka Samuel Nri-Ezedi and  Obiora Azuka Nwabunike (Anambra High Court); Onwosi Uwabunkeonye (Ebonyi High Court); Pinheiro Yetunde Rukayat, Ogunjobi Olukayode Ola and  Soladoye Abiola Oladunni (Lagos High Court); Augusta Uche K. Chuku and  Ollor Godwin Osaronu (Rivers High Court); and Kabiru Umaru and  Habibu Mikalilu (Zamfara High Court).

11 Kadis were appointed for State Sharia Courts of Appeal as follows – Dr. Bala Musa (Jigawa); Sa’idu Usman Muhammad, Mohammed Lawal Omar and  Mustapha Sani Saulawa (Katsina);Oniye Adebayo Mas’ud (Kwara); Kasimu Yusuf and  Umar Liman Abdullahi Sifawa (Sokoto); Muhammad Shehu Turawa Shinkafi and  Kabir Muhammad Hafiz (Zamfara); Muhammad Sani Randale and  Usman Abdullahi S. Kudu (Kebbi).

Also appointed are Customary Court of Appeal judges as follows – Abimbola Ayodeji Olatunji-Daniel, Abdul Ganiyu Tajudeen Muhammad and  Oyafajo Mikail Afolabi (Oyo State) and Legor Torbira Senewo, and  Onyiri Frank (Rivers State).

•Sourced from The Nation.

 

Source News Express

Posted 17/03/2018 12:33:05 AM

 

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