President Muhammadu Buhari accepts
Naming four Judges of the Supreme Court
Off Northern Nigeria.
Nigerian chief justice Tanko Muhammad,
made the announcement in a statement,
adding that those appointed include Hon.
Justice Tijjani Abubakar (North-East Zone), Hon.
Justice Mohammed L. Garba (North-West Zone),
Hon. Justice Abdu Aboki (North-West Zone),
Hon. Justice Mohammed M. Saulawa.
Three heads of court, 11 judges for state high
courts and four Kadis of Sharia Court of Appeal
were also appointed.
SaharaReporters gathered that in October 2019,
the National Judicial Council recommended the
appointment of four justices of the Court of
Appeal as justices of the Supreme Court of
Nigeria but President Buhari refused to forward
their names to the Supreme Court for
confirmation because the North-West
geopolitical zone did not have a candidate on
the list at the time.
One of the newly confirmed judges, Justice
Mohammed Garba, headed the 2019
Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and that
his inclusion on the list is said to be a
compensation for his role in ensuring that
Buhari returned elected.
It was also reliably gathered that the newly
appointed judges will now be on same level
with those from the Southern part of the
country as a result of this development.