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Osinbajo appoints 19 judges for national industrial court

By Bridget Chiedu Onochie, Otei Oham and Oludare Richards, Abuja   |   12 July 2017   |   4:20 am  

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo


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The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 19 judges for National Industrial Court of Nigeria.The appointment was based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

According to a statement issued yesterday by the Director of Information, NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, the newly-appointed judges would be sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday, July 14, 2017.

The judges include Targema John Iorngee from Benue State, Namtari Mahmood Abba (Adamawa), Nweneka Gerald Ikechi (Rivers), Kado Sanusi (Katsina), Adeniyi Sinmisola Oluyinka (Ogun) and Abiola Adunola Adewemimo (Osun).


Opeloye Ogunbowale A. represented Lagos State; Essien Isaac Jeremiah (Akwa Ibom), Elizabeth Ama Oji (Ebonyi), Arowosegbe Olukayode Ojo (Ondo), Ogbuanya Nelson S. Chukwudi (Enugu), Bashir Zaynab Mohammed (Niger) and Galadima Ibrahim Suleiman (Nasarawa).

Others include Bassi Paul Ahmed from Borno State, Danjidda Salisu Hamisu (Kano), Hamman Idi Polycarp (Taraba), Damulak Kiyersohot Dashe (Plateau), Alkali Bashar Attahiru (Sokoto) and Mustapha Tijjani, representing Jigawa State.

In another development, the House of Representatives yesterday urged the Acting President to swear in the two ministerial nominees already cleared by the Senate on the request of President Muhammadu Buhari. The members gave him one week to abide by their resolution.

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