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Buhari President confirms appointment of 2 Supreme Court justices

President Buhari has confirmed the appointment of two justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during German President Joachim Gauck's visit to the State House in Abuja, Nigeria February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo play President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justice Sidi Dauda Bage and Justice Paul Adamu Galinje, as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

This was contained in a statement by the spokesman the NJC, Soji Oye, Esq.

"The two justices will be sworn-in by the acting 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," the statement read.

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Meanwhile, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court on Monday appeared at a Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged money laundering and judicial misconduct.

Ngwuta appeared before Justice John Tsoho on a 16-count charge.

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