Buhari nominates Bage, Jauro for appointment into Supreme Court

Buhari nominates Bage, Jauro for appointment into Supreme Court

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:30 pm




President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday nominated two judges for appointment as Supreme Court Justices.

The President, in a letter to the the Senate asked the lawmakers to consider and confirm the appointment into the Supreme Court.

The letter was read by Senate President, Bukola Saraki to members on the floor of the Senate.

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

The President said in the letter that his request was in accordance to Section 231(2) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

He asked for expeditious consideration of the request in the letter.

Mr. Jauro, who was born on June 26, 1954, became a judge of the High Court in 1998. Ten years afterwards, he was appointed Justice of the Court Appeal.

Mr. 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.

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

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