[Amended] NJC Recommends Appointment of 46 Judicial Officers

The National Judicial Council, at its 98th Meeting of 10 and 11 May 2022 considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and at the end of deliberation, recommended the under-listed names of Forty-eight (48) successful candidates as Heads of Court and other Judicial Officers for the Federal and State Judiciaries in Nigeria, a statement from the NJC Director of Information, Soji Oye, Esq. has confirmed.

They are as follows:

CHIEF JUDGE, IMO STATE
i) Justice Chukwuemeka-Chikeka Theresa Eberechukwu

GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, NASARAWA STATE
i) Kadi Bahago Yusuf Abubakar Agwai II
PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, IMO STATE
i) Justice Okorie Victor Uchenna

THREE (3) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, BENUE STATE
i) Felicia Mnguashima Ikyegh
ii) Omale Gabriel Anebi
iii) Shishi John Mkoholga

TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, JIGAWA STATE
i) Auwal Ya’u
ii) Mustapha Bello Adamu
THREE (3) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, DELTA STATE
i) Diai Christopher Dumebi
ii) Odebale Ekuogbe Baro
iii) Gesikeme-Akebofah Angonumere Mary

FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, PLATEAU STATE
i) Ladi Agyer Madaki
ii) Longden Danladi Jacob
iii) Elizabeth Ibrahim Angai

iv) Samchi Dasplang Simon
THREE (3) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, KEBBI STATE
i) Hassan Shehu Kuwwa
ii) Shamsudeen Jaafar
iii) Maryam Abubakar Kaoje

FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, ADAMAWA STATE
i) Ishaku Yakubu Haliru
ii) Felix Daniel Nzarga
iii) Abbas Adamu Hoban

iv) Maxwell Tartius Pukuma
FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, KOGI STATE
i) Clement Ohiani Kekere
ii) Hawa Eleojo Yusufu
iii) Isa Jamil Abdullahi

SIX (6) JUDGES, HIGH COURT, IMO STATE
i) Okereke Chinyere Ngozi
ii) Onyekachi Michael Bless Chibueze
iii) Antoinette Chinenye Onyeukwu

iv) Innocent Chidi Ibeawuchi
v) Alinnor Lotanna Chukwunyere Leo
vi) Nwachukwu Obinna Emmanuel

ONE (1) KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, PLATEAU STATE
Yahaya Mohammed Kanam

ONE (1) KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KEBBI STATE
Nasiru Umar Zagga
TWO (2) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, ADAMAWA STATE
Magaji Chiroma
Ibrahim Barkindo

THREE (3) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, FCT, ABUJA
i) Yunusa Idris Kutigi
ii) Muhammad Boyi Marafa
iii) Ubom Unwana Sam

ONE (1) JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, DELTA STATE
i) Akumagba Ete Francis
TWO (2) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ADAMAWA STATE
i) Momsisuri Bemare Odo
ii) Evaristus Paul

THREE (3) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, KOGI STATE
i) Comfort Ekwuojo Toluwase
ii) Paul Ade Olupeka
iii) Shaibu Yakubu

TWO (2) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, IMO STATE
i) Okafor Emeka Paulinus
ii) Onuegbu Chinemerem Ucheoma

All recommended candidates are expected to be sworn-in after approval of the NJC recommendations to their respective State Governors and the respective State Houses of Assembly, as the case may be.


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