S’Court gets two new justices
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justice Sidi Dauda Bage, and Justice Paul Adamu Galinje, as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
The appointment followed the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.
Bar and Bench Watch had exclusively reported on October 8, this year that the NJC had sent the list of the two jurists to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment.
The list was with Buhari for a while before he sent t to the National Assembly for confirmation.
The two justices are to take the slots of the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed and Justice Galadima who recently retired from the Supreme Court bench.
Specifically, Justice Galinge is to replace the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmoud Mohammed who honourably bowed out of the bench on November 10, this year for clocking the mandatory retirement age of 70 years.
Justice Bage is to replace Justice Galadima who also mandatorily retired from the bench on Monday, October 10, this year.
The two Honourable Justices will be sworn-in by the Acting Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, CFR, on Monday 5th December, 2016 at 2.00 pm in the Supreme Court of Nigeria.