Senate confirms 11 justices for Supreme Court

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Abuja, Dec. 21, 2023 – The Senate on Thursday confirmed 11 justices nominated for the Supreme Court whose names were forwarded by the presidency.

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday forwarded the names of the 11 justices to the upper chamber for confirmation.

The Senate approved their appointment after the deliberation at the plenary on Thursday.

With their appointment, the Supreme Court will now have 21 justices as prescribed by the Constitution. 

The newly confirmed judges are: 

Justice Haruna Tsammani 

Hon. Justice Jummai Hannatu Sankey, OFR 

Hon. Justice Chidiebere Nwaoma Uwa 

Hon. Justice Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme 

Hon. Justice Moore Aseimo A. Adumein 

Hon. Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya 

Hon. Justice Stephen Jonah Adah 

Hon. Justice Habeeb Adewale O. Abiru 

Hon. Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur 

Hon. Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar 

Hon. Justice Mohammed Baba Idris.  (GBN)

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