Friday, August 14, 2020

Buhari appoints new judges for Supreme Court .

President Muhammdu Buhari on Friday, August 14, elevated four judges from the north to the Supreme Court. The judges are Justice Mohammed Garba (northwest), Justice Tijjani Abubakar (northeast), Justice Abdu Aboki (northwest) and Mohammed M. Saulawa (northwest). 

Justice Garba was the chairman of the 2019 presidential election petition tribunal which upheld President Buhari’s second term election. He was elevated from the appeal court. According to The Nation, the four judges were promoted following the recommendation of the Nigerian Judiciary Council (NJC) after its meeting on Tuesday, August 11, and Wednesday 12. 

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