Presidency
President Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidency has nominated two new judges as Justices of the Supreme Court for Senate approval.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the letter conveying the request by President Muhammadu Buhari during plenary session on Tuesday. Buhari’s request followed Section 231(2) of the Constitution of Nigeria, as amended.

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The nominated judges are Sidi Bage, Nasarawa State, North Central; and Paul Jauro, Taraba State, North East.

Sidi Bage, born on June 22, 1956, became Federal High Court Judge in 1992 before his appointment as Justice of the Court of Appeal in 2000.

Paul Jauro, on the other hand was born on June 26, 1954. He became a judge of the High Court in 1998 and appointed Justice of the Court Appeal in 2008

The two Judges had been recommended for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court by the National Judicial Council.

The nominations is coming amidst a clampdown on allegedly corrupt judges in the High, Appeal, and the Supreme Courts, by the DSS.

7 judges were arrested out of 15 under investigation were arrested last weekend. They were granted bail on Monday on self-recognisance.