President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of two new Justices for the Supreme Court, raising the number of the Justices of the court to 17.
The new members, to be inaugurated on December 5 at a ceremony slated for the Supreme Court complex, Abuja, are Justice Sidi Dauda Bage and Justice Paul Adamu Galinje.
Their appointment by the President followed the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).
NJC’s Director, Information, Soji Oye, said in a statement yesterday that the swearing in of the new Justices of the apex court will be conducted by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen at 2 pm.
The appointment of the new Justices is coming less than a month after two Justices were added to the apex court’s bench. Justices Amina Augie and Ejembi Eko were sworn in on November 7 by the immediate past CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, who retired on November 10 this year.
Justice Bage is from Nasarawa State, while Justice Galinje is from Taraba State. (The Nation)