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NJC appoints CJN’s son, 22 others as federal judges


The National Judicial Council (NJC) has appointed 23 judges for the Federal High Court.

Ariwoola Olukayode Jnr, the son of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayoode Ariwoola, is one of the new judges.

Director of Information of the NJC, Soji Oye, said the 23 new judges were appointed alongside one Grand Kadi and four Kadis of the Sharia Court of Appeal in Kano.

Oye, in a statement, said the new appointments were announced on Friday in Abuja at the end of the 103rd meeting of the Council presided over by Justice Ariwoola.

Those recommended by the NJC’s interviews committee for the Federal High Court are Ariwoola Olukayode Jnr, Ekerete Udofot Akpan, Hussaini Dadan-Garba, Egbe Raphael Joshua, Anyalewa Onoja-Alapa, Aishatu Auya Ibrahim, Ogazi Friday Nkemakolam and Ogundare Kehinde Olayiwola.

Others are Chigozie Sergius, Hauwa Joeph Yilwa, Amina Aliyu Mohammed, Sharon Tanko Ishaya, Chituru Joy Wigwe-Oreh, Musa Kakaki, Owoeye Alexander Oluseyi, Abiodun Jordan Adeyemi, Agbaje Olufunmilola Adetutu, Salim Olasupo Ibrahim, Dipeolu Ibrahim, Dipeolu Deinde Isaac, Abdullahi Muhammad Dan-Ige and Mashkur Salisu.

The council also recommended Kadi Muhammad Aminu Danjuma for Kaduna State; Muhammad Adam Kadem, Salisu Muhammad Isa, Isa Idris Sa’id and Aliyu Muhammad Kani as Kadis for Sharia Court of Appeal, Kano.

The recommended officials will be sworn in after the approval of the president and their respective state governors.

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