The National Judicial Council (NJC) has named 18 candidates to President Muhammadu Buhari for position of Justices of the Court of Appeal.

Soji Oye, who is the spokesman said in a statement on Friday, that they arrived as that conclusion at the 94th Meeting of NJC chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad.

The recommended names were also table before some governor like, Governors of Rivers, Nasarawa, Kogi, Jigawa, Ebonyi and Delta States.

The endorsed names were Justices Bature Gafai, Muhammad Sirajo, Waziri Abdul-Azeez, Yusuf Bashir, Usman A. Musale, Jauro Wakili, Abba Mohammed, Danlami Senchi, Mohammed Abubakar, Hassan Sule.

Others are Grand Khadi Mohammed Danjuma, Amadi Ikechukwu, Peter Affen, Sybil Gbagi, Olasumbo Goodluck, Banjoko Ibironke, Olabode Adegbehingbe and Bola Ademola.

The National Judicial Council (NJC), suggested the appointment of Justice Salisu Garba as Chief Judge of the FCT; Justice Simeon Chibuzor Amadi as Chief Judge of Rivers; Justice Patience Onuwa Elumeze as President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Delta State.

The rest are Justices Aisha Aliyu as Chief Judge of Nassarawa State; Sunday Omeiza Otu as Chief Judge of Kogi; Umar Sadiq as Chief Judge of Jigawa; Ngene Elvis as Chief Judge of Ebonyi; Theresa Diai as Chief Judge of Delta.

The recommended names will be sworn-in by the President and their respective State Governors after verification by the National Assembly and the State Houses of Assembly.

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