Senate Confirms 11 Justices For Supreme Court

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of 11 new Justices of the Supreme Court.

Their confirmation was made on Thursday, during plenary following the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

The Senate approved the recommendation of the committee, which screened the nominees.

The report was presented before the Senate by Borno North Senator and chairman of the committee, Senator Mohammed Monguno.

President Bola Tinubu had on Wednesday, 20th December, asked the Senate to confirm the 11 nominees.

The nominees confirmed are Justice Haruna Tsammani (Northeast), who chaired the Presidential Election Petition Court, Justice Moore Adumein (South-South), Justice Jummai Sankey (North-central), Justice Chidiebere Uwa (South-east); and Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme (South-east).

Others are Justice Obande Ogbuinya (South-East), Justice Stephen Adah (North-Central), Justice Habeeb Abiru (South-West), Justice Jamilu Tukur (Northwest), Justice Abubakar Umar (Northwest) and Justice Mohammed Idris (North-Central).

The nominees were recommended by the National Judicial Council, NJC, to fill vacant positions that arose as a result of the death and resignation of some Justices of the Supreme Court.

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