Breaking: Saraki backs Buhari’s Supreme Court judges

Breaking: Saraki backs Buhari’s Supreme Court judges


Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday, October 11, has said that the nomination of two new justices by President Muhammadu Buhari is in order.

Saraki who made the statement via his twitter handle @bukolasaraki, said that the nomination was to replace Justice Galadima from North Central & CJN from North East both who turn 70 this year.

Read the tweet below:

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Recall that during the Senate’s session earlier today, President Muhammadu Buhari had forwarded the names of the two justices, Paul Jauro from Taraba State, North East and Sidi Bage from Nasarawa State, North Central for confirmation and appointment.

In the letter, the president said that the nomination was in line with Section 231(2) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, as soon as news filtered in about the president’s nominations, some Nigerians from other parts of the country passed a bias verdict on the list.

Comments that trailed the news on the nomination queried why names from the southern and eastern part of Nigeria are often omitted in most Buhari appointments.

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