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Lagos gets 14 new judges

Lagos State on Friday emerged with 14 out of the 64 new judicial officers approved by the National Judicial Council (NJC) and recommended to state governors for swearing in as judges.

They 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.

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

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

  1. i) Justice Shiyanbola Raheem Akanbi

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, CROSS RIVER STATE

  1. i) Justice Eneji Maurice Odey

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ADAMAWA STATE

  1. i) Justice Wajilda Peter

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ABIA STATE

  1. i) Justice O. I. Nwamoh

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, PLATEAU STATE

  1. i) Justice Blessing Lyop Dalyop

FIVE (5) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, SOKOTO STATE

  1. i) Sanusi Shehu
  2. ii) Mu’awiya Dahiru Mahmud

iii) Abubakar Abubakar Zaki

  1. iv) Mohammad Aliyu Sambo
  2. v) Maryam Muhammad

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

  1. i) Isa Ebini Kana
  2. ii) Ali Tari Changbo

iii) Abdullahi Hassan Shams Shama

  1. iv) Solomon Wayidna Ayenajeh

TWO (2) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, OGUN STATE

  1. i) Adeyemi Adekunle Adewole
  2. ii) Bello Safrat Titilayo

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

  1. i) Lockie James Benimo
  2. ii) Zuofa Ama Patience

iii) Simon Warikiyei Amaduobogha

  1. iv) Christine Irigha Kombo-Enegesi

FOUR (4) JUDGES, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, CROSS RIVER STATE

  1. i) Daniel Ofre Kulo

Rita Otu Marshall

Odibu Emmanuel Ekaya

  1. 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

  1. i) Popnen Sylvester Sunday
  2. ii) Daketima Gabriel Kio

iii) Nsirim Chinwe Amanda

  1. iv) Chinelo Chidubem Odili

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

  1. i) Apuabi Johnson Ariyibi
  2. ii) Blessing Oluwabukola Ajileye

iii) Olalekan Olayinka Olatawura

  1. iv) Oyinkansola Olumayowa Oluboyede

TWO (2) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, SOKOTO STATE

  1. i) Buhari Yahaya
  2. ii) Umar Jibril Kebbe

ONE (1) KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KATSINA

  1. i) Kabir Hamisu Bello

THREE (3) KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, JIGAWA STATE

  1. i) Bara’u Bashir Musa
  2. ii) Ahmad Muhammadu Lamin

iii) Nasiru Abubakar Zargina

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

  1. i) Awada Paul Mgbada

THREE (3) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OGUN STATE

  1. i) Olukemi Folasade Osisanya
  2. ii) Odugbesan Idowu Adebiyi

iii) Akinsinde Oluwasina Philip

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

  1. i) Obo Agbor Anthony
  2. ii) Ititim Felix Igobi

iii) Eunice Oshim Dada

  1. iv) Ankpor Jeremiah Arong.

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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