In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, August, 2020

NJC Releases Listing Of Nominees For Supreme Court docket Appointments

NJC Releases List Of Nominees For Supreme Court Appointments

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In line with The PUNCH, the members of the final yr’s presidential election petition court docket have been beneficial to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court docket.

The 2 are Justices Abdu Aboki and Mohammed Garba, who headed the five-man court docket.

The opposite two who made the record of 4 candidates beneficial for appointment as Justices of the apex court docket are Justices Tijjani Abubakar and Mohammed Saulawa.

A press release by the Director of Info of the Nationwide Judicial Council, Mr Soji Oye, disclosed on Friday that whereas Justice Abubakar represented the North-East Zone on the apex court docket’s bench, the remainder of Justices Garba, Aboki and Saulawa, are to symbolize North-West.

In line with Oye, the present 12 Justices, together with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, comprised two Justices from North Central, one from the North-East, one from North-West, three from South-East, one from the South-South and three from the South-West.

Justice Garba led the five-man Presidential Election Petition Court docket which heard the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Get together and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, difficult the victory of Buhari on the final yr’s ballot.

The court docket in a unanimous judgment dismissed Atiku’s petition and affirmed Buhari’s victory on the ballot.

The judgment was later affirmed by a seven-man panel of the apex court docket, laying the dispute over the election to relaxation.

The Supreme Court docket, at present with 12 Justices on its bench, has been seeing a gradual decline within the variety of the Justices within the final two years.

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Regardless of the persistent decline within the variety of Justices, Buhari refused to take care of the record of 4 Justices comprising Justices Adamu Jauro, Emmanuel Agim, Sam Oseji, and Helen Ogunwumiju, beneficial to the President for appointment to the apex court docket’s bench since October final yr.

The newly beneficial 4 nominees will add to the earlier 4, to make a brand new record of eight candidates beneficial for appointment to the apex court docket’s bench.

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