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Buhari appoints 2 supreme court justices

Buhari appoints 2 supreme court justices

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ejembi Eko and Amina Augie as justices of the supreme court.

Soji Oye, acting director of information for the National Judicial Council (NJC), disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.

The appointment followed NJC’s earlier recommendation of the two candidates to the president.

Ac‎cording to Oye, Mahmud Mohammed, the outgoing chief justice of Nigeria, will swear in the two justices, who were formerly of the court of appeal, on Monday.

Mohammed will be retiring on November 10.

By the time the CJN retires, the number of the justices of the apex court will be 15.

“The two honourable justices will be sworn-in by the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed, GCON, on Monday 7th November, 2016 at 2.00 pm in the Supreme Court of Nigeria,” the statement read.

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