Nigeria’s National Judicial Council has announced the appointment of 63 judges for 16 states.

Nine of the judges are heads of courts as the Council approved the promotion of 84 members of staff ranging from salary Grade levels 7 to 17 as submitted by its Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee.

A statement NJC said that- “Council also received notification of retirements from Hon. Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Bello Duwale of the High Court of Sokoto State, Hon. Justices S. A. Omonua and O. S. Uwuigbe of the Edo State High Court, Hon Justices M. A. Pindiga and Beatrice L. Iliya of the High Court of Gombe State, Hon. Kadi Muhammad O. Abdulkadir, Grand Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Kwara State and Hon. Justice S. M. C. Ururuka-Ogeshi, President, Customary Court of Appeal, Abia State.”

The Council said it received notification of deaths of Justice A. K. Fowe of Ekiti High Court, Justice Chinonyerem Onii of Imo High Court, and Dr Kadi Shehu Ibrahim Ahmad, Grand Kadi, Kaduna State.



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