The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the Chairman and a member of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which upheld President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term election, Justice Mohammed L. Garba, for elevation to the Supreme Court bench. The two of them are Justice Garba (from the North-West geo-political zone) and Justice Abdu Aboki (North West Zone). The duo who are currently of the Court of Appeal are among the four justices of the court the Council at its meeting on August 11 and 12 recommended to President Buhari for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court.
The other two are Justices Tijjani Abubakar (from the North-East Zone) and Mohammed M. Saulawa (Northwest Zone). According to a statement by its spokesman, Soji Oye, the Council also recommended 18 others for appointment as judges of other courts. They are Justice Gumna Kashim Kaigama, recommended for appointment as the Chief Judge of Yobe State; Kadi Muhammed Abubakar (recommended for appointment as Grand Kadi of Sharia Court of Appeal, Katsina State) and Justice Mathew Emeka Njoku (as the President, Customary Court of Appeal, Imo State. The NJC also recommended the appointment of six lawyers as judges of the High Court of Kano State. They are: Jamilu Shehu Suleiman, Maryam Ahmen Sabo, Sanusi Ado Ma’aji, Abdu Maiwada Abubakar, Zuwaira Yusuf and. Hafsat Yahaya Sani. As judges of the High Court of Taraba State, the NJC recommended the appointment of Clara Jummai Kataps and Kazera Blessing Kodiya.