Nigerian Senate Confirms 11 Supreme Court Justices For Appointment

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ABUJA, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of 11 Justices after receiving a letter from President Bola Tinubu requesting their screening and confirmation.

The Senate had on Wednesday, referred the nominees to its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters for vetting and on Thursday during plenary, the committee submitted its report, which was considered and adopted by the Senate.

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The Nigerian constitution allows for 21 Justices at the Supreme Court. So, with these confirmation, it makes up the full complement of the constitutionally allowed number.

The confirmed Justices include Justice Haruna Tsammani (North-East); Justice Moore Adumein (South-South), Justice Jummai Sankey (North-Central), Justice Chidiebere Uwa (South-East) and Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme (South-East).

Others are Justice Obande Ogbuinya (South-East), Justice Stephen Adah(North-Central), Justice Habeeb Abiru (South-West), Justice Jamilu Tukur (North-West), Justice Abubakar Umar (North-West) and Justice Mohammed Idris (North-Central).

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