Two new Justices, Sidi Dauda Bage, and Paul Adamu Galinje, will join the Supreme Court bench on Monday, a statement by the National Judicial Council, said on Friday.
This will raise the number of Justices of the apex court from 15 to 17.
The statement by the NJC’s Acting Director, Information, Mr. Soji Oye, said the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, would swear in the two jurists on Monday.
The NJC’s statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the appointment of Honourable Justice Sidi Dauda Bage, and Honourable Justice Paul Adamu Galinje, as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.
“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.”