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Jonathan Approves 25 Justices For Court Of Appeal
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday approved the appointment of 25 Justices to the Court of Appeal.
This was announce through a statement signed by the acting director of information of the National Judicial Council, NJC, Soji Oye.
It said the approval followed recommendation by the council chairman and Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloma Murkhtar.
The justices are, Hamma Barka, (Gombe); Joseph Jella, (Taraba); Bitrus Sanga, (Bauchi); Muhammed Mustapha, (Borno); Yargata Nimpar, (Gombe) and Sai’idiu Hussein, (Kogi),
Others are, Mudashiru Oniyangi, (Kwara); Amina Wambai, (Niger); Ridwan Abdullahi, (Nasarawa); Tani Hassan, (Kano); Muhammed Shuaibu, (Jigawa); Musa Alkali, (Kaduna); Jamilu Tukur, (Katsina); Paul Elechi, (Ebonyi) and Ugochukwu Ogakwu, (Enugu).
Still on the list are Nonyerem Okoronkwo, (Imo); Joseph Ekanem, (Akwa Ibom); F.E Oho, (Delta); Abimbola Adejumo, (Edo); Bolokuromo Ugo, (Bayelsa); Biobele Geogewill, (Rivers); Oludotun Adefope-okojie, (Ogun); Misitura Bolaji-Yusuf, (Oyo); J.O.K Oyewole, (Osun) and E.O Williams-Dawudu, (Lagos).
The statement said the appointment was in line with the new Court of Appeal Act as amended which stipulates an increase in the number of justices of the Court from 70 to 90.
It said the appointment is also to fill the vacancies occasioned by the demise, retirement and elevation of some justices of the court.
The justices are expected to be sworn-in on March 24 by the CJN.