Southeast missing as Senate approves nomination of 8 Supreme Court judges

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of eight Judges of the Court of Appeal as Justices of the Supreme Court.
The confirmed Justices are Lawal Garba (North West), Helen Ogunwumiju (South West), Abdu Aboki (North West), I.M.M. Saulawa (North West), and Adamu Jauro (North East),.
Others are Samuel Oseji (South-South), Tijjani Abubakar (North East) and Emmanuel Agim (South South).
The names of the nominees were earlier submitted to the Senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari.
At plenary, the Senate Committee on Judiciary chaired by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele presented the report to the Red Chambers after which the nominees were confirmed.
Presenting the report, Senator Bamidele revealed that no petition was received against the nominees during the screening exercise.
No judge of Southeast extraction was among the confirmed justices.
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