NJC recommends appointment of Jumbo, Onyema, others as judges of Rivers State High Court

The National Judicial Council, NJC has recommended the appointment of four judges of Rivers State High Court.

Soji Oye, Esq., Director, Information of the Council in a statement said NJC also recommended the appointment of 22 other Judicial officers of the state high courts and one Kadi of sharia court of appeal.

The full statement read…

• NJC recommends the appointment of (6) Heads of Court, and (26) Twenty-six Judicial Officers for State High Courts and one (1) Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal;

The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Dr Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR, at its Meeting of 17th and 18th December 2019, considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and resolved to recommend to the Governors of Anambra, Kebbi, Cross River, Zamfara, Ogun, Osun, Rivers, Imo, Sokoto, Ekiti and Niger States, Thirty-three (33) successful candidates for appointment as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria.

They are as follows:

  1. APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUDGE, ANAMBRA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
    i) Hon. Justice Onochie Manasseh Anyachebelu

  2. APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUDGE, KEBBI STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
    i) Hon. Justice Mohammed Suleiman Ambursa

  3. APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUDGE, CROSS RIVER STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
    i) Hon. Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme

  4. APPOINTMENT OF GRAND KADI, ZAMFARA STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
    i) Hon. Kadi Dahiru Muhammad Gusau

  5. APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OGUN STATE
    i) Hon. Justice Mobolaji Ayodele Ojo

  6. APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OSUN STATE
    i) Hon. Justice Foluke Eunice Awolalu

  7. APPOINTMENT OF FOUR (4) JUDGES, RIVERS STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
    i) Stephens Dirialakeibama Jumbo
    ii) Chuku Mark Onyema
    iii) Ngbor-Abina Lemea
    iv) Fibresima Florence Atili

  8. APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) JUDGES, OGUN STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
    i) Olufunmilayo O. Stanley
    ii) Olukemi Olusola Yetunde Oresanya

  9. APPOINTMENT OF SEVEN (7) JUDGES, IMO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
    i) Onyeka Vincent Ifeanyichukwu
    ii) Leweanya Kechinyere A.
    iii) Victoria Chinyere Isiguzo
    iv) Vivian O. B. Ekezie
    v) Eze Nonye Eke
    vi) Ihuoma Grace Chukwunyere
    vii) Ibeawuchi Edith Chinyere

  10. APPOINTMENT OF THREE (3) JUDGES, SOKOTO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
    i) Aminu Garba Sifawa
    ii) Mohammed Mohammed
    iii) Raliya Uthman Muhammad

  11. APPOINTMENT OF ONE (1) JUDGE, EKITI STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
    i) Obafemi Makanju Fasanmi

  12. APPOINTMENT OF THREE (3) JUDGES, NIGER STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
    i) Salisu Alhassan Majidadi
    ii) Binta Bawa
    iii) Danladi Ahmad

  13. APPOINTMENT OF ONE (1) KADI, KEBBI STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
    i) Bello Khalid Jega

  14. APPOINTMENT OF ONE (1) JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, RIVERS STATE

i) Amadi Ericonda

  1. APPOINTMENT OF THREE (3) JUDGES, OGUN STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
    i) Michael Kolawole Peters
    ii) Anthony Olusesan Araba
    iii) Adebisi Olusola Femi-Segun

  2. APPOINTMENT OF TWO (2) JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, IMO STATE
    i) Obichere Ijeoma Josephine
    ii) Nze Ifeanyi Tennyson

All recommended candidates are expected to be sworn-in after approval by their respective State Governors and confirmation by the respective State House of Assembly.