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Judge behind conflicting Kano judgement to be promoted to Supreme Court [DETAILS]

The National Judicial Council (NJC), on Wednesday, recommended the appointment of 11 justices to the Supreme Court.

Politics Nigeria reports that Justice Moore Aseimo A. Adumein, who signed the controversial judgement in Kano governorship election appeal, also made the cut.

The Court of Appeal had in its November 17 judgement read by Adumein upheld the judgement of the Kano Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, declaring APC candidate, Nasiru Gawuna, as winner of the governorship election in the state.

But when the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgement was released by the court four days after, the court contradicted itself.

In the CTC, duly signed by the three justices, the appellate court set aside the judgement of the tribunal and awarded N1,000,0000 cost in favour of the NNPP and against the APC.

Although the appellate court had dismissed the the contradictory declarations as “clerical errors”, the issue had generated sparked national outrage, with Nigerians calling for probe.

But in a statement issued Wednesday, December 6 by the NJC’s director of Information, Soji Oye, the council, which is responsible for penalizing erring judges and promoting deserving ones, recommended Adumein for promotion to the Supreme Court.

Oye said the swearing-in of all recommended candidates to the Supreme Court bench will take place after President Bola Ahmed Tinubu approves their recommendation and the Senate confirms their appointment.

According to him, the various heads of court recommended would also be sworn-in upon the approval of their appointment by their various state governors and subsequent confirmation of same by their respective state Houses of Assembly.

“The NJC, at its 104th meeting on Wednesday, December 6 considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and at the end of deliberations, recommended the under-listed names of successful candidates as heads of courts and other judicial officers for the Federal and State Courts in Nigeria,” the Oye said.

They are as follows:

ELEVEN JUSTICES, SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA

  • Hon. Justice Jummai Hannatu Sankey, OFR
  • Hon. Justice Chidiebere Nwaoma Uwa
  • Hon. Justice Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme
  • Hon. Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani
  • Hon. Justice Moore Aseimo A. Adumein
  • Hon. Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya
  • Hon. Justice Stephen Jonah Adah
  • Hon. Justice Habeeb Adewale O. Abiru
  • Hon. Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur
  • Hon. Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar
  • Hon. Justice Mohammed Baba Idris

ONE JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL

  • Hon. Justice Mohammed Ahmed Ramat

CHIEF JUDGE TARABA STATE

  • Hon. Justice Joel Filibus Agya

CHIEF JUDGE, KEBBI STATE

  • Hon. Justice Umar Abubakar

GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KEBBI STATE

  • Hon. Kadi Sadiq Usman Mukhtar

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OGUN STATE

  • Hon. Justice A. O. Femi-Segun

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, TARABA STATE

  • Hon. Justice Alfred Yakubu

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OYO STATE

  • Hon. Justice Tajudeen M. Abdulganiyu

ONE HIGH COURT JUDGE, BAYELSA STATE

  • Amaebi Ibomo Orukari

ONE HIGH COURT JUDGE, OGUN STATE

  • Akinyemi Martins Ayodele

THREE HIGH COURT JUDGES, CROSS RIVER STATE

  • Ama Edet Ekpo
  • Theresa Ansa Agom
  • Jalarth Ogar Agim

THREE KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, ZAMFARA STATE

  • Aminu Abdullahi Gusau
  • Usman Hassan Gummi
  • Hadi Sani

TWO KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, NASARAWA STATE

  • Abubakar Ahmad Tijjani
  • Aliyu Ibrahim Ebbema

NINE HIGH COURT JUDGES, KANO STATE;

  • Fatima Adamu
  • Hauwa Lawal Umar
  • Musa Ahmad
  • Musa Daihuru Mohammed
  • Farida Rabiu Danbappa
  • Halima Aliyu Nasir
  • Aisha Mahmoud
  • Adam Abdullahi
  • Hanif Sanusi Yusuf

ONE JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, BAYELSA STATE

  • Opokuma David Lawrence

FOUR HIGH COURT JUDGES, NASARAWA STATE

  • Esther Mami Ejeh
  • Ibrahim Dauda Shekarau
  • Musa Muhammad Dallah
  • Makama Tanze Benjamin

TWO JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OGUN STATE

  • Awoyomi Bolanle Adenike
  • Lawal Adeniyi Olusanya
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