By Daniel Tyokua
The National Judicial Council has recommended 70 persons for appointment as judges and judicial officers.
Top on the list was Justice M.B. Dongban who was recommended for appointment as President, Court of Appeal
At the end of NJC’s 91st Meeting held online under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, 69 other successful were presented by its Interview Committee for appointment as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers in the country.
In a statement issued on Sunday by the Director of Information, Barr. Soji Oye said Kadi Muhammad Sani Salihu was recommended as the Grand Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Jigawa state.
It named Kadi Muhammad Tambari for Sokoto State, and Justice Aderonke Adekemi Aderemi, for the Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo State.
The statement listed 8 candidates for appointment as judges at the Lagos state high court of justice, they include Olatokun Dorcas Taiwo,
Oshoala Yhaqub Gbadebo and
Others are, Oguntade Omotola Ibironke, Olaitan Sharafa Abioye,
Pokanu Adeniyi, Ashade Ezekiel Oluwole and Sule Amzat Olufunke.
At the high court of justice in Delta state, those that make the list are Aaron Ighoverio, Emmanuel Zimi Dolor, Onome Marshal Umukoro,
Agboje Veronica Oka and Enenmo Onyeawuli Ferdinard, while Musa Ubale and Hussaina Adamu Aliyu. Have been named for Jigawa state.
In Abia state two names have been recommended, they are Chiemezie Chido Nwakanma and
Philomena Onyeje Nweka.
The statement also named Olanipekun Sherifat Bola, Funsho Dada Lawal, Hussein Toyin Kawu,
Nureni Kuranga and Umar Zikki Jibril, from Kwara state.
From Kaduna state, Amina Ahmad Bello, Ambo Yakubu John,
Andow Edward and Rabi Salisu Oladoja.
However in Abia state, one person has been named as a judge of a customary court of Appeal, Phoebe Eva Alvan Okoronkwo.
In the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, 33 names have been shortlisted as high court judges, they are
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.
In Katsina state, Muhammad Ashiru Sani and Safiya Umar Badamasi made the list, while Adamu Salihu Yarima and Muhammed Adam Makiyu have been listed as Kadis sharia court of appeal, with Musa Usman and Kyanson Samuel Lawson from Adamawa state.
The statement explained that all the 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.