Wike's wife and CJN's daughter in law

Wike’s wife, CJN’s daughter-in-law, 84 others elevated by NJC

Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, the wife of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has been recommended for promotion to the Appeal Court by the National Judicial Council.

Suzzette, the immediate Rivers first lady and the current Justice at the Rivers State High Court, was alongside 21 others for the appointment at the appellate court.

Similarly, the daughter-in-law to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola Oluwakemi Victoria Ariwoola, was among the 12 judges to be elevated to the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Suzzette and Victoria are among the 86 judges listed for recommendation by the Interview Committee on Appointment of Judicial Officers of all Superior Courts of Record in Nigeria.

A statement from the council stated that the recommendation came under the National Judicial Council during its 105th plenary meeting held between May 15 and 16, 2024.

“All recommended candidates are expected to be sworn in after the approval of the NJC recommendations to the President and their respective State Governors,” said the council’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, in a statement dated May 16, 2024.

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