NJC Approves 64 New Judges For The Country

* CJN, Tanko Muhammad
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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