JUDICIARY: NJC holds virtual meeting, appoints DONGBAN as President, Court of Appeal, sixty-nine other judicial officers

 

The National judicial council has recommended the appointment of Hon Justice MB Dongban as the substantive President of the Court of Appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari, this was contained in a release made available after the 91st meeting of the National Judicial Council conducted through virtual means and headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The statement reads below

PRESS RELEASE
26th April, 2020
• NJC recommends appointment of four (4) Heads of Court, (64) Sixty-four Judicial Officers for States and FCT High Courts and two (2) Kadis, 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 91st Meeting held online, considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and resolved to recommend the under-listed names of Seventy (70) successful candidates to their respective State Governors for appointment as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria.
They are as follows:

1. APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT, COURT OF APPEAL

i) Hon. Justice M. B. Dongban
2. APPOINTMENT OF GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, JIGAWA STATE
i) Hon. Kadi Muhammad Sani Salihu

3. APPOINTMENT OF GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, SOKOTO STATE
i) Hon. Kadi Muhammad Tambari Usman

4. APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OYO STATE
i) Hon. Justice Aderonke Adekemi Aderemi
5. APPOINTMENT OF EIGHT (8) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, LAGOS STATE
i) Olatokun Dorcas Taiwo
ii) Oshoala Yhaqub Gbadebo

iii) Olukolu Rasul
iv) Oguntade Omotola Ibironke
v) Olaitan Sharafa Abioye
vi) Pokanu Adeniyi

vii) Ashade Ezekiel Oluwole
viii) Sule Amzat Olufunke

6. APPOINTMENT OF FIVE (5) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, DELTA STATE
i) Aaron Ighoverio

ii) Emmanuel Zimi Dolor
iii) Onome Marshal Umukoro
iv) Agboje Veronica Oka
v) Enenmo Onyeawuli Ferdinard

7. APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, JIGAWA STATE
i) Musa Ubale
ii) Hussaina Adamu Aliyu

8. APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, ABIA STATE
i) Chiemezie Chido Nwakanma
ii) Philomena Onyeje Nweka

9. APPOINTMENT OF FIVE (5) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, KWARA STATE
i) Olanipekun Sherifat Bola
ii) Funsho Dada Lawal
iii) Hussein Toyin Kawu
iv) Nureni Kuranga
v) Umar Zikki Jibril

10. APPOINTMENT OF FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, KADUNA STATE
i) Amina Ahmad Bello
ii) Ambo Yakubu John
iii) Andow Edward
iv) Rabi Salisu Oladoja
11. APPOINTMENT OF ONE (1) JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ABIA STATE.
i) Phoebe Eva Alvan Okoronkwo

12. APPOINTMENT OF THIRTY-THREE (33)
JUDGES, HIGH COURT, FCT
i) Muhammad Mustapha Adamu
ii) Madugu Mohammed Alhaji
iii) Josephine Obanor Enobie
iv) Kayode Agunloye
v) Enenche Eleojo
vi) Nwabulu Ngozika Chineze
vii) Abubakar Babashani
viii) Aminu Muhammad Abdullahi
ix) Nwecheonwu Chinyere Elewe
x) Ibrahim Mohammed
xi) Sadia Mu’azu Mayana
xii) Mimi Anne Katsina Alu-Apena
xiii) Kanyip Rosemary Indinya
xiv) Aliyu Yunusa Shafa
xv) Mohammed Zubairu
xvi) Binta Dogonyaro
xvii) Christopher Opeyemi Oba
xviii) Adeyemi Ajayi Jadesola
xix) Abubakar Husseini Musa
xx) Adelaja Oluyemisi Ikeolupo
xxi) Mohammed Idris Sani
xxii) Frances Erhuvwu Messiri
xxiii) Fatima Abubakar Aliyu
xxiv) Jude Ogor Onwuegbuzie
xxv) Hamza Mu’azu
xxvi) Edward Ajenu E. Okpe
xxvii) Agashieze Cyprian Odinaka
xxviii) Fashola Akeem Adebowale
xxix) Aliyu Halilu Ahmed
xxx) Hassan Maryam Aliyu
xxxi) Hafsat Lawan Abba-Aliyu
xxxii) Olufola Olufolashade Oshin
xxxiii) Njideka K. Nwosu-Iheme

13. APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, KATSINA STATE
i) Muhammad Ashiru Sani
ii) Safiya Umar Badamasi

14. APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, ADAMAWA STATE
i) Musa Usman
ii) Kyanson Samuel Lawson
15. APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) KADIS SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KATSINA STATE
i) Adam Salihu Yarima
ii) Muhammed Adam Makiyu

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 respective State House of Assembly.

Soji Oye, Esq
Director, Information

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