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Jonathan Appoints 25 Justices for Court of Appeal

President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday approved the appointment of 25 additional Justices for the Court of Appeal.

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In a statement by Acting Director, Information, National Judicial Council, NJC, Mr. Soji Oye said the appointment is in line with the new Court of Appeal Act as amended that stipulates an increase in the number of Justices of the Court from 70 to 90.

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It added that the appointment was also to fill the vacancies occasioned by the demise, retirements and elevations of some Justices and that the approval followed recommendation by the council chairman, 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.

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Also in 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 Justices will be sworn-in March 24 by Justice Mukhtar.

Betty Thomas, Abuja

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