Buhari Appoints New Supreme Court Judges

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of two judges to the Senate for confirmation as Justices of the Supreme Court.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the president’s letter on the floor of the senate on Tuesday.

The judges are Sidi Bage from Nasarawa State, North-Central and Paul Jauro, Taraba State, North East.

The president noted that his request was in keeping with Section 231(2) of the Constitution of Nigeria, as amended, while also seeking for expedited action from the Senate



    60-year-old Bage was born on June 22, 1956 and became a Federal High Court Judge in 1992 before he was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2000.

    The other nominee, Jauro, was born on June 26, 1954; got appointed as a High Court Judge in 1998, and ten years after, was appointed Justice of the Court Appeal.

    The two Judges had been recommended for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court by the National Judicial Council.

    Recall that two Justices of the Supreme Court – Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro – were among the seven senior judges arrested by the Department of State Security on Saturday over alleged corruption.

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