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NJC Recommends Appointment Of 22 Judges For Supreme Court, Others

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The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of more judges for the Supreme Court and other various courts.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Soji Oye, Director of Information of the NJC, on Thursday.

According to the statement, the recommendation was made at the second virtual meeting of the council held on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The council, presided by Justice Tanko Muhammad, its Chairman, who is also the Chief Justice of Nigeria,  recommended a total of 22 judicial officers across various courts, including the Supreme Court, which has been seeing a steady decline in the number of its justices in the last two years.

The recommended candidates for the Supreme Court bench, currently occupied by 12 justices, will add to the list of four others whom the NJC had recommended to the President Muhammadu Buhari since last year.

The 22 judicial officers newly recommended by the NJC are for appointment as justices of the apex court, and as heads of other courts, judges of state High Courts, Kadis of state Sharia courts and judges of Customary Courts of Appeal.

The statement did not, however, disclose the names of the nominees.

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