By Naseer Al-sirajdeen Minna.

The National Judicial Council (NJC), has approved the appointment of two high court Judges, in to the service of Niger sttate high court division of the state Judiciary.

Also, the NJC has approved the appointment of two Khadis of the Shariah Court of Appeal division of the Niger State Judiciary.

The two high court Judges include Hajiya Aisha Wodu Bawa who until her appointment was the deputy registrar administration in the state Judiciary headquarters in Minna, and Mr Isaac Jiya, of the legal and prosecuting unit of Independent corrupt Practice and other related Commission (ICPC), Abuja
The two Khadis are, Sheikh Yunusa Kenchi and Mallam Ahmed Tijani Dalibi both formerly Shariah Court Judges in Niger State.
However, the appointment of one other judge of the state high court is still pending as is currently under investigation at the National Judicial Council (NJC), in Abuja.
The Investigation of the pending appointment of the judge, was as a result of a petition forwarded to the National Judicial Council (NJC) by yet- to be identified None governmental organisation (NGO), based in Abuja alleging that one of the applicant falsified some of his documents and his date of birth among other allegations.

It was gathered that not fewer than 34 persons justled for the three vacant positions of the High Court in Niger State, While 24 persons applied for two vacant position of the khadi of Shariah Court of appeal of Niger State Judiciary.
Findings by our reporter show that among those that applied for the positions were the chief chief registrar of the state high court, Alhaji. JiBRIN. Abubkar Zabo, the Secretary state Judicial service Commission (SJSC), Alhaji Abdulrahaman Garafini, the deputy chief registrar administration, Hajiya Aisha Bawa Wodu, the deputy chief registrar litigation Hajiya Maryam Jibo Daso, and a sitting chief Magistrate Hajiya Hauwa Kulu Isah and some private as well as public legal practitioners.

However, it was gathered that out of the applicants, ten were screened by the state command of the department of State service (DSS) and four of them were invited for interview by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

National Update checks indicated that while awaiting their appointment from the NJC, two out of the applicants were appointed and one became a subject of investigation due to the petition before the NJC.

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