Tinubu Seeks Senate Confirmation of 11 Supreme Court Justices

President Bola Tinubu has asked the Senate confirm 11 nominees for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court.

Senate President Godswill Akpabio read the President’s letter at plenary on Wednesday.

The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters has therefore commenced screening for the 11 nominees recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Among the nominees are Justice Haruna Tsammani (North-East), who chaired the 2023 Presidential Election Petition Court.

Others are:Hon. Justice Jummai Hannatu Sankey, OFR,Hon. Justice Chidiebere Nwaoma Uwa,Hon. Justice Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme,Hon. Justice Moore Aseimo A. Adumein,Hon. Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya,Hon. Justice Stephen Jonah Adah,Hon. Justice Habeeb Adewale O. Abiru, Hon. Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur, Hon. Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar, Hon. Justice Mohammed Baba Idris

When confirmed, the apex court will have the full complement of 21 justices, as envisaged by the Constitution.

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