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Buhari Seeks Senate Confirmation For Eight New Supreme Court Justices

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President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Nigeran Senate to approve the appointment of eight new Supreme Court justices.

The letter read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary on Tuesday, said the judges were nominated following the recommendations of the National Judicial Council, NJC.

The recommended judges are, Lawal Garba, (North West), Helen Ogunwumiju (South West), Abdu Aboki (North West), and M M Saulawa (North West).

Others are, Adamu Jauro (North East), Samuel Oseji (South South), Tijani Abubakar (North East), and Emmanuel Agim (South South)

The president on Tuesday also asked the Senate to okay the appointment of non-career ambassadors designate.

They are Muhammad Manta (Niger) and Yesufu Yunusa (Yobe).

The nominees he said would replace Air Commodore Peter Gana (retd.) and Alhaji Yusuf Muhammad earlier nominated to the Senate for confirmation.

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