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The National Judicial Council, NJC, on Friday approved the appointment of 64 new judges across the country with Lagos State having 14 of the numbers.

The Director of Information, NJC, Dr Soji Oyemade the announcement of the new judges on Friday.

Those approved for Lagos State are: Okunuga Olubusola Adeyemi, Adeyemi Adenrera Olayinka, Oshin Olufolake Olufolasade, Odusanya Oluwatoyin Atinuke, Martins Olumuyiwa Oluseun, Ariyike Mutiat Ipaye-Nwachukwu, Babatunde Oladepo Kalaro, Awope Omolade Jadesola, Akinkunmi Olusegun Idowu, Oresanya Olalekan Ayodeji, Oshodi Mujibat Iyabode, Ijelu Ismail Olalekan, Balogun Mosunmola Muyibat, and Mathias Oluwole Dawodu.

It stated: “The National Judicial Council, at its 96th Meeting of 14 and 15 December 2021 considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and at the end of deliberation, Council recommended the under-listed names of Sixty-four successful candidates to their various State Governors for appointment

CHIEF JUDGE, ENUGU STATE

1) Justice Ozoemena Raymond Afojulu

CHIEF JUDGE, ADAMAWA STATE

Justice Nathan Musa

GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, NIGER STATE

Kadi Abubakar Musa Mohammed Kigera

GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, ADAMAWA STATE

Kadi Usman Aliyu Girei

RESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OSUN STATE

i) Justice Shiyanbola Raheem Akanbi
PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, CROSS RIVER STATE

i) Justice Eneji Maurice Odey
PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ADAMAWA STATE

i) Justice Wajilda Peter
PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ABIA STATE

i) Justice O. I. Nwamoh
PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, PLATEAU STATE

i) Justice Blessing Lyop Dalyop
FIVE (5) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, SOKOTO STATE

i) Sanusi Shehu
ii) Mu’awiya Dahiru Mahmud
iii) Abubakar Abubakar Zaki

iv) Mohammad Aliyu Sambo
v) Maryam Muhammad
FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, NASARAWA STATE

i) Isa Ebini Kana
ii) Ali Tari Changbo
iii) Abdullahi Hassan Shams Shama

iv) Solomon Wayidna Ayenajeh
TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, OGUN STATE

i) Adeyemi Adekunle Adewole
ii) Bello Safrat Titilayo
FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, BAYELSA STATE

i) Lockie James Benimo
ii) Zuofa Ama Patience
iii) Simon Warikiyei Amaduobogha

iv) Christine Irigha Kombo-Enegesi
FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, CROSS RIVER STATE

i) Daniel Ofre Kulo
Rita Otu Marshall

Odibu Emmanuel Ekaya

iv) Obin Blessing Egwu
FOURTEEN (14) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, LAGOS STATE

Okunuga Olubusola Adeyemi

Adeyemi Adenrera Olayinka

Oshin Olufolake Olufolasade, Esq.

Odusanya Oluwatoyin Atinuke

Martins Olumuyiwa Oluseun

Ariyike Mutiat Ipaye-Nwachukwu

Babatunde Oladepo Kalaro

Awope Omolade Jadesola

Akinkunmi Olusegun Idowu

Oresanya Olalekan Ayodeji

Oshodi Mujibat Iyabode

Ijelu Ismail Olalekan

Balogun Mosunmola Muyibat

Mathias Oluwole Dawodu

FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, RIVERS STATE

i) Popnen Sylvester Sunday
ii) Daketima Gabriel Kio
iii) Nsirim Chinwe Amanda

iv) Chinelo Chidubem Odili
FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, EKITI STATE

i) Apuabi Johnson Ariyibi
ii) Blessing Oluwabukola Ajileye
iii) Olalekan Olayinka Olatawura

iv) Oyinkansola Olumayowa Oluboyede
TWO (2) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, SOKOTO STATE

i) Buhari Yahaya
ii) Umar Jibril Kebbe
ONE (1) KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KATSINA

i) Kabir Hamisu Bello
THREE (3) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, JIGAWA STATE

i) Bara’u Bashir Musa
ii) Ahmad Muhammadu Lamin
iii) Nasiru Abubakar Zargina

ONE (1) JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, EBONYI

i) Awada Paul Mgbada
THREE (3) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OGUN STATE

i) Olukemi Folasade Osisanya
ii) Odugbesan Idowu Adebiyi
iii) Akinsinde Oluwasina Philip

FOUR (4) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, CROSS RIVER STATE

i) Obo Agbor Anthony
ii) Ititim Felix Igobi
iii) Eunice Oshim Dada

iv) Ankpor Jeremiah Arong.
The statement said that all recommended candidates are expected to be sworn-in after approval of the NJC recommendations of the respective State Governors and the respective State Houses of Assembly, as the case may be.

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