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NJC To Ratify New Supreme Court Justices, Forward Names To Tinubu

BREAKING: NJC Begins Screening Of 22 New Justices For Supreme Court

THE National Judicial Council (NJC) will meet on Wednesday and Thursday this week to ratify the appointment of 11 justices for the Supreme Court, as well as judges for the states of the federation.

After completing works on the 22 nominees sent to it by the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) for openings in the Supreme Court bench, the NJC will forward the names to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who will, in turn, transmit the same to the Senate for screening and confirmation

The NJC will commence the appointment process, which includes interviews and review of the report of its panel that screened the candidates, on Wednesday and conclude on Thursday by picking 11 names.


Speaking with Daily Sun, a source said, “The council members will exhaustively consider each candidate for appointment and study petitions against them, if any, by their merit. Where allegations are proven, those involved will be rejected. In the end, the 11 candidates found to be credible and capable will be ratified.”

According to the source, the NJC would be thorough in its selection process, adding that in looking at the candidates, where anybody in the ‘reserve’ is found more capable than the ‘priority,’ such candidate will be chosen.

The source disclosed that NJC will also consider and recommend judges for appointment into the Federal High Courts, the National Industrial Court, and heads of courts, as well as judges at the state level.

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