President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a list of eight names to the Senate seeking their confirmation as justices of the Supreme Court.
Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President, read the presidential letter during plenary on Tuesday.
According to President Buhari, the appointment was based on the recommendations of the National Judicial Council (NJC).
He said the submission of the names is “in pursuant to Section 231 (2) of the 1999 Constitution as amended and upon the advice of the National Judicial Council according to their ranking and seniority in the Court of Appeal”.
The nominees are justices Lawal Garba, (North-West), Helen Ogunwumiju (South-West), Abdu Aboki (North-West), and M.M. Saulawa (North-West).
Others are Adamu Jauro (North-East), Samuel Oseji (South-South), Tijani Abubakar (North-East), and Emmanuel Agim (South-South).
The president also sought the Senate approval for the appointment of non-career ambassadors designates.
They are Muhammad Manta (Niger) and Yesufu Yunusa (Yobe).
The nominees, according to Buhari, would replace Air Commodore Peter Gana (retd.) and Alhaji Yusuf Muhammad, who were earlier nominated to the Senate for confirmation.