NJC Recommends Appointment of Olorunfemi, 5 Others as Chief Judges

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National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of Justice Richard Olorunfemi as chief judge of Kogi State.

The recommendation was made at the 95th meeting of the council which considered the list of candidates presented by its interview committee and recommended the 37 successful candidates to their respective state governors for appointment as heads of courts and as judicial officers.

The 37 successful candidates; six chief judges and 31 judicial officers, were recommended for appointment to boost the delivery of justice in some states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Those recommended as chief judges are justices Richard O. Olorunfemi for Kogi State; Joe Itsebaga Acha, Edo;  Akintoroye Akin, Ondo; Husseini Yusuf, FCT; Ekaette  Fabian-Obot, Akwa Ibom and J. O. Adeyeye, Ekiti State.

Others are Baba Gana Mahdi as Grand Kadi, Yobe; Umaru Liman as Grand Kadi, Bauchi; Justice Osagede Osado Emmanuel as President, Customary Court of Appeal, Nasarawa; Justice Mashud Abass as President, Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo State and Siyaka Usman as President Customary Court of Appeal, Kogi State.

Three judges were recommended for High Court of Gombe and they are Zainab Rasheed, Abdussalam Muhammad and Daurabo Sikka. Akwa Ibom has two,  Effiong Asukwo Effiong and Princess Eme Ekong; Bauchi has Nana Jibril while Kaduna High Court has Abdulkarim Mahmud. The three candidates recommended for Katsina are Kabir Shuaibu, Ibrahim Mashi and Ibrahim Mande while Prof. Alero Akeredolu was recommended for Ondo State.

Candidates for Oyo are Olusola Adetujoye, Folabimpe Olakojo, Prof. Taiwo Adewale, Kareem Adedokun and Kogi  Abubakar Ibrahim, Abdullah Sulyman and Aminu Ali Eri.

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