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President Jonathan Approves Appointment Of 25 Justices For Appeal Court

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of 25 Justices for the Court of Appeal.

The appointment is sequel to the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) under the Chairmanship of Hon.

Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, a statement Monday by Soji Oye, the NJC's Ag.

Director of Information said.
'The Appointment is in line with the new Court of Appeal (Amendment) Act which increased the number of Justices of the Court from Seventy (70) to Ninety (90) and the vacancies which were occasioned by the demise, retirement and elevation of some Justices of the Court to the Supreme Court.

'The Justices will be sworn-in by the Hon.
Chief Justice of Nigeria & Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon.

Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, GCON on Monday, 24th March, 2014 at 12 noon in the Supreme Court of Nigeria,' the statement added.

The Justices are as follows: 1.
Hon.
Justice Hamma Akawu Barka - Gombe State 2.
Hon.
Justice Joseph Jude Jella - Taraba State 3.
Hon.
Justice Bitrus G.
Sanga - Bauchi State 4.
Hon.
Justice Muhammed Mustapha - Borno State 5.
Hon.
Justice Yargata Nimpar - Gombe State 6.
Hon.
Justice Sa'idu Tanko Hussein - Kogi State 7.
Hon.
Justice Mudashiru N.
Oniyangi - Kwara State 8.
Hon.
Justice Amina Audi Wambai - Niger State 9.
Hon.
Justice Ridwan Maiwada Abdullahi - Nasarawa State 10 .

Hon.
Justice Tani Y.
Hassan - Kano State 11 .
Hon.
Justice Muhammed Lawal Shuaibu - Jigawa State 12 .
Hon.
Kadi Musa Hassan Alkali - Kaduna State 13 .
Hon.
Justice Jamilu Y.
Tukur - Katsina State 14 .
Hon.
Justice Paul Obi Elechi - Ebonyi State 15 .
Hon.
Justice Ugochukwu A.
Ogakwu - Enugu State 16 .
Hon.
Justice Nonyerem Okoronkwo - Imo State 17 .
Hon.
Justice Joseph E.
Ekanem - Akwa Ibom State 18 .
Hon.
Justice F.
E.
Oho - Delta State 19 .
Hon.
Justice Abimbola O.
O.
Adejumo - Edo State 20 .
Hon.
Justice Bolokuromo M.
Ugo - Bayelsa State 21 .
Hon.
Justice Biobele A.
Georgewill - Rivers State 22 .
Hon.
Justice Oludotun A.
Adefope-Okojie - Ogun State 23 .
Hon.
Justice Misitura O.
Bolaji-Yusuf - Oyo State 24 .
Hon.
Justice J.
O.
K.
Oyewole - Osun State 25 .
Hon.
Justice O.
E.
Williams-Dawudu - Lagos State.