North picks 11 slots as CJN swears-in 18 new appeal court justices

North picks 11 slots as CJN swears-in 18 new appeal court justices


11 new justices made the list of 18 new Court of appeal justices that were sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad on Monday in Abuja.

Of all the judges who were recently elevated to the Court of Appeal, Imo State picked the only position for South East while Delta and Bayelsa States got the two slots for South South.

Lagos and Ogun States secured one slot each while Ondo gained two slots, bringing the total to four slots for South West region.

The justices who were selected across the 36 States in Nigeria are:

  1. Mohammed Danjuma (Niger State),
  2. Muhammad Sirajo (Plateau),
  3. Abdul-Azeez Waziri (Adamawa),
  4. Yusuf Bashir (Taraba),
  5. Usman Musale (Yobe),
  6. Ibrahim Jauro (Yobe),
  7. Abba Mohammed (Kano State),
  8. Bature Gafai (Katsina).
  9. Danlami Senchi (Kebbi),
  10. Mohammed Abubakar (Sokoto),
  11. Hassan Sule (Zamfara),
  12. Kenneth Amadi (Imo),
  13. Peter Affen (Bayelsa),
  14. Sybil Gbagi (Delta),
  15. Olasunbo Goodluck (Lagos),
  16. Adebukola Banjoko (Ogun),
  17. Olabode Adegbehingbe (Ondo), and
  18. Bola Ademola (Ondo).

A drama played out when Justice Olasunbo Goodluck, a Christian, took her oath in the name of Allah during the swearing-in. But she was quickly corrected by the CJN.

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