President Buhari Approves Appointment of Two Supreme Court Justices

Nigeria’s President has approved the appointment of
Justices Ejembi Eko and Amina Augie to the Supreme
Court bench.

Acting Director, Information, Mr. Soji Oye, disclosed this in
a statement on Friday.
The appointment followed NJC’s earlier recommendation
of the two candidates to the President.
According to Oye, the two Justices who are formerly of the
Court of Appeal will be sworn in on Monday by the
outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud
Mohammed, who retires on November 10.
The appointment will bring the number of the Justices of
the apex court to 15 by the time the CJN retires on
The statement read in part, “The two Honourable Justices
will be sworn-in by the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria and
Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon. Justice
Mahmud Mohammed, GCON, on Monday 7th November,
2016 at 2.00 pm in the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”

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