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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.”

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See names of the new appeal court justices below; 

Bature Isah Gafai

Muhammad Ibrahim Sirajo

Waziri Abdul-Azeez

Yusuf Alhaji Bashir

Usman A. Musale

Jauro Ibrahim Wakili

Abba Bello Mohammed

Mohammed Danjuma

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.

Source: NgGossips.com

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