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BREAKING: Judge who dismissed Atiku’s petition against Buhari, elevated to Supreme Court

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The Chairman of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which upheld President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term election, Justice Mohammed L. Garba, has been elevated to the Supreme Court.

Justice Garba (from the North-West geo-political zone), who is as of now of the Court of Appeal, is among the four Justices of the court the National Judicial Council (NJC), at its meeting on August 11 and 12 August this year, prescribed to President Buhari for arrangement as Justices of the Supreme Court.

The other three are Justices Tijjani Abubakar (from the North-East Zone); Justice Abdu Aboki (North-West Zone) and Mohammed M. Saulawa (North-west Zone).

The NJC, in an announcement by its representative, Soji Oye, likewise suggested 18 others for appointment as judges of different courts.

They are Justice Gumna Kashim Kaigama, recommended for appointment as the Chief Judge of Yobe State; Kadi Muhammed Abubakar (suggested for arrangement as Grand Kadi of Sharia Court of Appeal, Katsina State) and Justice Mathew Emeka Njoku (as the President, Customary Court of Appeal, Imo State.

The NJC suggested the arrangement of six legal advisors as judges of the High Court of Kano State.

They are: Jamilu Shehu Suleiman, Maryam Ahmen Sabo, Sanusi Ado Ma’aji, Abdu Maiwada Abubakar, Zuwaira Yusuf and. Hafsat Yahaya Sani.

As judges of the High Court of Taraba State, the NJC recommended the appointment of Clara Jummai Kataps and Kazera Blessing Kodiya.

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