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Buhari endorses appointment of 2 Supreme Court justices

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the promotion of Justices Ejembi Eko and Amina Augie to the Supreme Court bench.

Acting Director, Information, Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC), Mr. Soji Oye made this disclosure in a statement he made available to media on Friday, adding that the appointment followed NJC’s earlier recommendation of the two candidates to President Buhari.

Oye stated that the two Justices who were formerly of the Court of Appeal will be sworn in on Monday by Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed who will retire on November 10.

With the appointment, by the time the CJN retires, the number of the justices of the apex court will be 15.

Read also: Finally, NJC succumbs to pressure, suspends 7 alleged corrupt Judges

“The two honourable justices will be sworn-in by the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed, GCON, on Monday 7th November, 2016 at 2.00 pm in the Supreme Court of Nigeria,” the statement reads.

This is coming barely 24 hours after NJC suspended seven judges accused of corruption, among whom were two Supreme Court justices.

By Ebere Ndukwu …

 

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  1. yanju omotodun

    November 5, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I am sure those Judges are of credibly trustworthy before buhari might have endorsed them to be promoted to the apex court of Nigeria. We need fearless judges that will shun corruption and every form of bribery. They are the last hope of common man.

    • Nonso Ezeugo

      November 6, 2016 at 7:14 am

      We need fearless judges that will shun corruption and buhari has giving it to us

  2. JOHNSON PETER

    November 5, 2016 at 8:44 am

    The appointed Judges must have be of credibly trustworthy before buhari might have endorsed them to be promoted to the apex court of Nigeria. They should be bold and fearless judges that will shun corruption and all form of bribery as they are the last hope of common man.

    • yanju omotodun

      November 5, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Are you a translator ? Because you have just said same thing I said.

      • JOHNSON PETER

        November 5, 2016 at 8:56 am

        Lol. Repetition is meant for emphasis.

        For the judges promoted to the supreme court, I am sure they will learn from the arrested judges and the suspended judges by the NJC. A judge is like a god whose word is final. So they are to be meticulous in delivering justice. No one including the President should be able to influence judges.
        Though I also urge federal government to improve the welfare packages for our judges so that they won’t be bribed when they are okay too.

  3. Roland Uchendu Pele

    November 5, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Hopefully, the new appointees will not be as corrupt as the suspended justices. Seeing that the Transparency Internationale has stated that 9 of every 10 judges in Nigeria are corrupt.

  4. Animashaun Ayodeji

    November 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Credibility is one thing Buhari’s administration doesn’t joke with, for him to have endorsed them, that means they are credible justices

  5. Johnson Amadi

    November 5, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I hope these people are not corrupt in any form because it will be shameful for Buhari to terminate their appointments after few weeks

  6. Margret Dickson

    November 5, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Now that everyone is shouting credibility, I’m confused.

    Are you people sure these justices’ promotion was not imposed on Buhari by some Cabals? Buhari himself may not know one thing about their past records.

  7. Amaka Okoro

    November 6, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Am shot of words because buhari who promote the two judges will bring them down to zero

  8. Amarachi Okoye

    November 6, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Buhari has promot the two judges because he believe they wil do well and take away corruption in judiciary sector

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