A list of the 22 justices of the Court of Appeal nominated by the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) for the Supreme Court has been sent to the National Judicial Council (NJC).
The names of the nominees, who are citizens of different parts of the nation, were disclosed in a FJSC document that journalists were able to access on Thursday, according to Naija News.
There are six nominees from the North-Central region, and two each from the South-West and South-South regions. There are two nominees from the North-East and six from the South-East. This development follows Justice Amina Augie’s retirement, which reduced the number of sitting judges on the Supreme Court to 11.
The number of judges of the highest court was reduced to 11 as Justice Amina left the bench at the obligatory retirement age of 70.
The list of justices nominated, as disclosed in a SaharaReporters publication, is below.
1Hon Justice Nwaoma Uwa (Abia State)-Priority 1A.Hon Justice Onyekachi Otisi (Abia State) -Reserve
2Hon Justice Obande Ogbuinya (Ebonyi State)-Priority
2AHon Justice Theresa Orji-Abadua (Imo State)- Reserve
3Hon Justice Anthony Ogakwu (Enugu State)-Priority
3AHon Justice Chioma Nwosu-lheme (Imo State)-Reserve
1Hon Justice Moore Adumein (Bayelsa State)-Priority
1AHon Justice Biobele Georgewill (Rivers State)-Reserve
1Hon Justice Adewale Abiru (Lagos State)-Priority
1AHon Justice Olubunmi Oyewole (Osun State)-Reserve
1Hon Jummai Sankey (Plateau State)-Priority
1A Hon Justice Muhammad Ibrahim Sirajo (Plateau)-Reserve
2Hon Justice Stephen Adah (Kogi State)-Priority
2A Hon Justice Ridman Maiwada Abdullahi (Nassarawa State) -Reserve
3Hon Justice Baba Idris (Niger State)-Priority
3AHon Justice Joseph Ikyegh (Benue State)-Reserve
1Hon Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani (Bauchi State)-Priority
1A Hon Justice Abubakar Talba (Adamawa State)
1. Hon Justice Muhammad Lawal Shuaibu (Jigawa State)-Priority
1A. Hon Justice Bello Aliyu (Zamfara State) -Reserve
2. Hon Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar (Kebbi State)-Priority
2A Hon Justice Abdullahi Mahmud Bayero (Kano State)-Reserve
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