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President Buhari makes new appointments in the judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari. (Photo credit: File photo)

Buhari Makes Fresh Appointments Into Judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the appointment of 28 new judges, cutting across the Court of Appeal, Federal High Court and the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

A break down of the appointments revealed that 12 justices were approved for the Court of Appeal,  9 judges were appointed for the Federal High Court and 7 judges were appointed for the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

The appointment and approval, Naija News gathered, followed recommendations of the National Judicial Council.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, is expected to swear in the new Justices of the Court of Appeal on June 22 while those appointed for the Federal High Court will be sworn-in on June 25 and judges appointed for the high court of the FCT are to be sworn-in on June 26.

The 12 Court of Appeal Justices are:

1. Hon. (Mr) Justice P. A. Mahmud

2. Hon. (Mr) Justice F. O. Ojo

3. Hon. (Mr) Justice I. A. Andenyangsto

4. Hon. (Mr) Justice G. O. Kolawole

5. Hon. (Mr) Justice B. B. Aliyu

6. Hon. (Mr) Justice Ebiowei Tobi

7. Hon. (Mr) Justice J. G. Abundaga

8. Hon. (Mr) Justice A. S. Umar

9. Hon. (Mr) Justice A. M. Talba

10. Hon. (Mr) Justice A. M. Bayero

11. Hon. (Mr) Justice A. M. Lamido

12. Hon. (Mr) Justice M. B. Idris

Nine judges approved for the Federal High Court are:

1. Sunday Bassey Onu

2. Mrs. Adefunmilola Adekemi Demi-Ajayi

3. Hon. (Mr) Justice Peter O. Lifu

4. Obiora Atuegwu Egwuata

5. Sa’adatu Ibrahim Mark (Mrs)

6. Mobolaji Olubukola Olajuwon

7. Aminu Bappa Aliyu

8. Tijjani Garba Ringim

9. Nkeonye Evelyn Maha

While the 7 Judges for the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory are:

1. Binta Mohammed

2. Modupe Osho-Adebiyi

3. Gaba Venchak Simon

4. Babangida Hassan

5. Akobi Iyabeni Anna

6. Samirah Umar Bature

7. Asmau Akanbi Yusuf


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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am