- No fewer than 22 new judges have been appointed as High Court Judge by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Muhammed Tanko
- Daughter of the Supreme Court Judge Mary Odili, four children of incumbent and retired judges, were among the new judges who were sworn in
- The inauguration took place on Tuesday, November 23, for almost a year Later instead of protests broke out because of the controversial list of nominees
Abuja – 22 new judges of the federal capital territory were on Tuesday November 23, sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria Tanko Muhammad.
The Punch reports that among the newly sworn judges is Njideka Nwosu-Iheme, daughter. located by former Rivers State Governor Peter Odili, and Judge Mary Odili, Nwabulu Chineze, and a sister of the Akure Appeals Court chairman.
Until her inauguration, Njideka was a magistrate at the district court of Wuse Zone 6. She was appointed to the FCT judiciary in March 2015.
Other judges’ children on the list are Fatima Abubakar Aliyu, the daughter the immediate former President of the Court of Appeal, Judge Zainab Bulkachuwa; Mimi Katsina-Alu Apena, daughter of the late CJN, Aloysius Katsina-Alu, and Ibrahim Mohammed, son of a former grand khadi of the FCT.
The inauguration took place in the federal capital territory almost a year after protests broke out over the controversial list of candidates that the National Judicial Council submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for review.
Other judges installed in office, are Madugu Alhaji, Agunloye Kayode, Enenche Eleojo, Aminu Abdullahi, Nwecheonwu Elewe, Sadiya Mayana, Kanyip Indinya, Aliyu Shafa, Mohammed Zubaru, Oluyemisi Adelaja, Agashieze Odinaka, Aliyuola Ahmed, Hafsat Abba-Ali-Dogyu, Olshin-Aliyuony, Oshin-Ali- , Binta Ajayi.
Channels TV also reports that the CJN is calling on the newly appointed judges to refrain from anything that would smear their names and avoid any form of bribery.
In his speech at the ceremony Onie Mohammed went on to say that the judges made a lifelong covenant with God and Nigeria and said that whatever they do right will be recorded in their favor.
President Buhari is given a full list of 18 Judges for Appeal Court Appeal
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has issued a list of 18 recommended judges to President Buhari for appeal to the Court of Appeals.
Soji Oye, spokeswoman for the NJC, announced the disclosure on Friday, March 19th. The NJC spokesman also announced recommendations for the appointment of eight heads of the courts in the states of Rivers, Nasarawa, Kogi, Jigawa, Ebonyi and Delta.