Kano State Chief Judge, Justice Nura Sagir, has approved the appointment of 34 additional Sharia court judges in the state.
Mr. Baba Jibo-Ibrahim, the Kano State Judiciary’s spokesperson, confirmed this in a statement issued to Kano newsmen on Thursday.
The newly-appointed judges were successful in the Judicial Service Commission’s aptitude test and interview, according to the statement.
According to Naturenex News, all newly appointed Sharia Court judges will be sworn in on June 25 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the High Court of Justice in Kano.
Meanwhile, the Presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is not behind the proposed amendments to the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) Act.
According to Naturenex News, this was stated by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
The bill, which seeks to repeal and re-enact the NPC act, was discussed at a public hearing held by the House Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics, and Values.
Following that, media stakeholders lobbied against the proposed amendment, claiming that some provisions were unconstitutional.