A few candidates have been suggested by the National Judicial Council for the bench of the Court of Appeal and other judicial positions. The council made the recommendations for the appointment of nine applicants to the Court of Appeal bench and 27 other judicial officers in a statement posted on its Twitter account on Friday and signed by the director of information for the council, Soji Oye.

The declaration came following the council’s meeting on June 14 and 15, 2023, which was presided over by Olukayode Ariwoola, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and council chair. At the meeting, the council’s recommendations were made after taking into account the report of its interview committee.

The nine judges for the Court of Appeal who have been recommended are Justices Asma’u Musa Mainoma, Paul Ahmed Bassi, Hannatu Azumi Laja-Balogun, Binta Fatima Zubair, Hadiza Rabiu Shagari, Peter Obiora, Justice Okon Abang, Jane EsieInyang, and Lateef Adebayo Ganiyu. A list of 37 applicants who were suggested for various judicial positions was included in the report.

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