The National Judicial Council has nominated four judges for appointment as heads of court and 64 others into the 36 state and the FCT judiciary.
Those recommended for appointment as substantive heads of courts are: Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, President of Court of Appeal; Kadi Muhammad Sani Salihu, Grand Khadi of Jigawa Sharia Court of Appeal; Kadi Muhammad Tambari Usman, Grand Kadi of Sokoto Sharia Court of Appeal; and Justice Aderonke Adekemi Aderemi, President Oyo Customary Court of Appeal.
In a statement on Sunday by Soji Oye, the Director of Information of the Council, the NJC also recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari, 64 other judges in nine states and the FCT for an appointment.
Thirty-three of the new judges are for appointment into the FCT judiciary while eight are for Lagos judiciary and five each for Delta and Kwara state judiciary.
Others are Kaduna, four; two each for Jigawa, Adamawa, and Abia; two Kadis of Sharia Court of Appeal for Katsina, and one judge of the Customary Court of Appeal also for Abia.
The NJC said: “All recommended candidates are expected to be sworn-in after approval by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and their respective State Governors and confirmation by the respective State House of Assembly.”