The appointment of 18 new judges for the court of appeal was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The National Judicial Council (NIC) chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CIN), Ibrahim Muhammad presented the new justices to the President in March.
The approval was addressed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria in a letter sent to the President by Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff. The letter reads;
“l am pleased to advise you that, pursuant to section 237 & Section 238 of the 1999 Constitution, his excellency, Mr President has approved the appointment of the following jurists as Justices of the court of appeal, subject to their official seniority at the bench.
“Kindly advise the newly appointed Justices of the Court of Appeal accordingly and, also, extend to their lordships, our best wishes on their appointment. Please accept the assurances of my highest regards.”ADVERTISEMENT
See names of the new appeal court justices below;
Bature Isah Gafai
Muhammad Ibrahim Sirajo
Yusuf Alhaji Bashir
Usman A. Musale
Jauro Ibrahim Wakili
Abba Bello Mohammed
Danlami Zama Senchi
Mohammed Lawal Abubakar
Hassan Muslim Sule
Amadi Kenneth Ikechukwu
Peter Oyinkenimiemi Affen
Sybil Onyeji Nwaka Gbagi
Olasumbo Olanrewaju Goodluck
Banjoko Adebukunola Adeoti Ibironke
Olabode Abimbola Adegbehingbe
Bola Samuel Ademola
Meanwhile, in recent developments, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his shock over the recent ethnic clashes in the South Eastern Region of Salamat, Chad that has wrought havoc in the region.
He also extended his condolences to President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad after ethnic clashes in the villages around the provincial capital of Am Timan left scored dead.