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Senate confirms Tsammani, 10 others as Supreme Court Justices

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The Senate has officially confirmed the appointment of 11 new Justices to the Supreme Court, marking a pivotal moment as the nation’s highest judicial body now operates at full capacity with 21 members.

The vacancies, resulting from retirements and departures, have been filled following President Bola Tinubu’s nomination of the new Justices.

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These nominations were made based on recommendations from the National Judicial Council, a crucial step in ensuring the integrity and competence of the appointees.

Leading the pack is Justice Haruna Tsammani, hailing from the Northeast, who notably chaired the Presidential Election Petition Court. The diverse group of confirmed Justices also includes Justice Moore Adumein (South-South), Justice Jummai Sankey (North-central), Justice Chidiebere Uwa (South-east), and Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme (South-east).

Other esteemed appointees comprise Justice Obande Ogbuinya (South-east), Justice Stephen Adah (North-central), Justice Habeeb Abiru (South-west), Justice Jamilu Tukur (Northwest), Justice Abubakar Umar (Northwest), and Justice Mohammed Idris (North-central).

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The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters played a crucial role in this process. Under the leadership of Committee Chairman Mohammed Tahir, a thorough review of the nominations took place, ensuring that each nominee met the constitutional requirement of a minimum 15 years of experience.

The committee attested to the exceptional qualities displayed by the appointees, deemed essential for the demanding responsibilities of the role.

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Deputy Senate President Jibrin Barau commended the Committee’s diligence, expressing confidence in the capabilities of the chosen Justices.

Following a voice vote, the Senate unanimously confirmed all 11 nominees, solidifying the nation’s commitment to a fully operational and robust Supreme Court. This confirmation not only addresses the existing vacancies but also reinforces the judiciary’s capacity to uphold justice and the rule of law.

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