PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has sought the confirmation of the Senate to appoint Paul Jauro from Taraba State, North East and Sidi Bage from Nasarawa State, North Central, as two new justices of the Supreme Court.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the request letter during Tuesday’s plenary, with the letter explaining that the nomination is in line Section 231(2) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Justice Bage, who was born on June 22, 1956, became Federal High Court Judge in 1992 before his appointment as Justice of the Court of Appeal in 2000. Born in 1954, Jauro became a judge of the High Court in 1998 and was in 2008, appointed Justice of the Court of Appeal.
The two Judges had been recommended for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court by the National Judicial Council, NJC.
— Oct 11, 2016 @ 18:35 GMT