The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Friday named 60 new judicial officers, including two state Chief Judges, for 25 states of the federation.
The two chief judges are a�� Justice O.O. Akeredolu (Ondo State) and Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwak (Plateau).
Other appointees approved at the Council’s just concluded 85th meeting in Abuja are:
Justices Danladi Muhammed, Fatima Ahmed Tafida and Bulila Ladukiya Ikharo (Adamawa State High Court); Bassey Bassey Nkanang and Uwem Freedom Ibritam (Akwa Ibom High Court); Josephine Mbayan Ayua (Benue High Court); Imelda Etope Bassey, Obo Awusa Obo and Emmanuel Ubua Agianpuye (Cross River State High Court); Dafe Celestina Idise, Egwu Joe, Okorodas Anthony Ezonfade, Ideh Blessing Adaoleh and Edun Ajueyitsi Joshua (Delta State High Court).
Other new judges are a�� Justices Irobosa O. A. Omotosho and Aigbona T. Momodu (Edo State High Court); Kabiru Ibrahim Ahmed and Isah Muhammed Bargaja (Sokoto State High Court); Adamu Muhammed Kafin-Madaki (Bauchi State High Court); Joy Lynda Chiama Okibe, Veronica Chinyere Ajogwu and Esther Nnenna Nkechi Alukwu (Enugu State High Court); Musa Kyari Kachalla and Karima Bulama Yusuf (Yobe High Court); Emeka Samuel Nri-Ezedi and Obiora Azuka Nwabunike (Anambra High Court); Onwosi Uwabunkeonye (Ebonyi High Court); Pinheiro Yetunde Rukayat, Ogunjobi Olukayode Ola and Soladoye Abiola Oladunni (Lagos High Court); Augusta Uche K. Chuku and Ollor Godwin Osaronu (Rivers High Court); and Kabiru Umaru and Habibu Mikalilu (Zamfara High Court).
11 Kadis were appointed for State Sharia Courts of Appeal as follows a�� Dr. Bala Musa (Jigawa); Sa’idu Usman Muhammad, Mohammed Lawal Omar and Mustapha Sani Saulawa (Katsina);Oniye Adebayo Mas’ud (Kwara); Kasimu Yusuf and Umar Liman Abdullahi Sifawa (Sokoto); Muhammad Shehu Turawa Shinkafi and Kabir Muhammad Hafiz (Zamfara); Muhammad Sani Randale and Usman Abdullahi S. Kudu (Kebbi).
Also appointed are Customary Court of Appeal judges as follows a�� Abimbola Ayodeji Olatunji-Daniel, Abdul Ganiyu Tajudeen Muhammad and Oyafajo Mikail Afolabi (Oyo State) and Legor Torbira Senewo, and Onyiri Frank (Rivers State).
SOURCE :The Nigerian Voice (local news)