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Naija News has obtained a complete list of judges currently in the Court of Appeal in Nigeria.

This online news platform understands that the Court of Appeal currently maintains about 9 divisions in different major cities of Nigeria spread across different parts of the Country including Lagos, Benin, Enugu, Kaduna, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Ilorin, Abuja, and Calabar.

Under the Constitution of Nigeria, the Court of Appeal is established as an intermediate or appellate tribunal between the Supreme Court of Nigeria and other tribunals.

The head of the Court of Appeal is called the President and it is a position deemed to be equal to the status of a Justice of the Nigeria Supreme Court.

Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa is the current President of the Court of Appeal in Nigeria.

Naija News understands that the number of Judges on the Court of Appeal may vary at any given time, depending on the minimum set by the enabling law. However, the Court is obligated to ensure that in any event, at least three out of its members at any given time are learned in Islamic personal law; as well as an additional three Judges are learned in Customary law.

The minimum requirements for an individual to be eligible for appointment as a Justice of the Court of Appeal include qualification to practice as a legal practitioner in Nigeria for at least 12 years.

An Appeal Court judge in Nigeria is appointed to the position through a multiple-step process that involves the Executive arm of government through the President of Nigeria, the National Assembly, and the National Judicial Commission, (the regulatory body of Nigeria’s judicial system headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria).

This online news platform understands that the National Judicial Commission makes recommendations of suitably qualified persons to the President who then forwards one of the recommended names to the Senate of the Federal Republic for approval.

Below is a list of judges currently in the Court of Appeal…

S/N Name State Date of Birth Bar Enrolment Appointment

Date

 Retirement

Date

Former Post Court of Appeal Division
1 Hon. Justice Z.A. Bulkachuwa

(President)

Gombe 6/3/50 15/7/76 9/12/98 6/3/2020 Judge, High Court of Bauchi State; Chief Judge, Gombe State High Court
2 Justice  D. Adamu Niger 12/7/51 1/7/79 6/9/93 12/7/2021 Judge, High Court of Justice, Niger State
3 Hon. Justice K.B. Akaahs Kaduna 12/12/49 28/6/75 10/12/98 12/12/2019 Judge, High Court  of Kaduna State
4 Hon. Justice M.D. Muhammad Niger 27/10/53 2/7/77 0/12/98 27/10/2023 Judge, High Court of  Niger State
5 Hon. Justice A. Sanusi Kastina 2/2/50 July, 1978 10/12/98 2/2/2020 Judge, High Court of Kastina State
6 Hon. Justice A.A. Augie Kebbi 3/9/53 1978 17/10/02 3/9/2023 Judge, High Court of Sokoto State
7 Hon. Justice A.J. Abdulkadir Kebbi 23/7/56 7/6/81 17/10/02 23/7/2026 Judge, Federal High Court
8 Hon. Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem Plateau 3/6/57 22/6/80 25/6/03 13/6/2027 Judge, High Court of  FCT, Abuja
9 Hon. Justice M.L Garba Zamfara 16/11/58 2/7/80 22/9/04 16/11/2028 Chief Judge, High Court of Zamfara State
10 Hon. Justice Tijjani Abdullahi Jigawa 31/12/51 2/7/77 22/9/04 31/12/2022 Judge, High court of Jigawa State
11 Hon. Justice M. Abba Aji Yobe 7/11/56 26/6/81 22/9/04 7/11/2026 Judge, High Court of Justice, Yobe State
12 Hon. Justice K.M.O. Kekere-Ekun Lagos 7/5/58 10/7/81 22/9/04 7/5/2028 Judge, High Court of Lagos State
13 Hon. Justice M.L. Tsamiya Sokoto 31/12/49 1979 25/4/05 31/12/2019 Judge, High Court of Sokoto State
14 Hon. Justice R. Chikwe Agbo Enugu 21/10/53 8/7/78 25/4/05 21/10/2023 Judge, High Court of Enugu State
15 Hon. Justice P.A. Galinje Taraba 21/4/50 22/11/05 20/4/2020 Judge, High Court of Taraba State
16 Hon. Justice Jimi Olukayode Bada Osun 10/5/55 22/11/82 22/11/05 10/5/2025 Judge, High Court of Oyo State
17 Hon. Justice O. Ariwoola Oyo 22/8/54 1981 22/11/05 22/8/2024 Judge, High Court of Oyo State
18 Hon. Justice H.M. Ogunwumiju Ondo 23/3/57 7/7/78 22/11/05 23/3/2027 Judge, High Court of Onodo State
19 Hon. Justice O.F. Omoleye Ekiti 6/10/56 July, 78 8/6/06 6/10/2026 Chief Judge, High court of Ekiti State
20 Hon. Justice A. Gana Mshelia Borno 18/12/51 2/7/76 8/6/06 18/12/2021 Judge, High Court of Borno State
21 Hon. Justice Abdu Aboki Kano 5/8/52 21/7/77 8/6/06 5/8/2022 Judge, High Court of Kano State
22 Hon. Justice Ahmed O. Belgore Kwara 18/4/53 17/7/79 8/6/06 18/4/2023 Judge, High Court of Kwara State
23 Hon. Justice J.H. Sankey Plateau 16/1/59 July, 80 8/6/06 16/1/2029 Judge, High Court of Justice Plateau State
24 Hon. Justice I.M.M. Saulawa Kastina 29/9/56 2/7/82 8/6/06 29/9/2026 Judge, High Court of Kastina State
25 Hon. Justice Ali A.B. Gumel Jigawa 5/4/57 July, 82 8/6/06 5/4/2027 Judge, Federal High Court Abuja
26 Hon. Justice Hussein Mukhatr Bauchi 2/10/54 10/7/81 8/6/06 2/10/2024 Judge, High Court of FCT, Abuja
27 Hon. Justice Mojeed A. Owoade Oyo 19/10/52 June, 75 8/6/06 19/10/2022 Judge, High Court of Justice Oyo State
28 Hon. Justice U.I. Ndukwe-Anyanwu Anambra 28/12/53 17/7/79 8/6/06 28/12/2023 Judge, High Court of Abuja
29 Hon. Justice John I. Okoro A/Ibom 11/7/59 21/8/85 8/6/06 11/7/2029 Judge, High Court of Akwa Ibom State
30 Hon. Justice C.N. Uwa Abia 26/10/58 1983 18/7/06 26/10/2028 Judge, High Court of Abia State
31 Hon. Justice I.I. Agube C/River 1/1/53 1983 18/7/06 1/1/2023 Judge, High Court of Cross Rivers State
32 Hon. Justice A.D. Yahaya Kaduna 27/1/52 2/7/76 15/2/08 27/1/2022 Judge, High Court of Kaduna State
34 Hon. Justice S.D. Bage Nasarawa 22/6/56 Nov. 81 15/2/08 22/6/2026 Judge, High Court of Nasarawa State
35 Hon. Justice M.A.R. Oredola Kwara 6/2/49 8/7/78 15/2/08 6/2/2019 Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Ilorin Kwara State
36 Hon. Justice C.C. Nweze Enugu 25/9/58 1984 15/2/08 25/9/2028 Judge, High Court of Enugu State
37 Hon. Justice C.E. Nwosu-Iheme Imo 2/2/59 5/11/82 15/2/08 2/2/2029 Judge, High Court of Imo State
38 Hon. Justice T.N. Orji-Abadua Imo 15/10/59 16/11/84 15/2/08 15/10/2029 Judge, High Court of Imo State
39 Hon. Justice A.O. Lokulo-Sodipe Ogun 18/2/56 17/7/79 15/2/08 18/2/2026 Acting Chief Judge, High Court of Ogun State
40 Hon. Justice M. Fasanmi Ondo 4/4/51 28/6/75 15/2/08 4/4/2021 Judge, High Court of Justice Ondo State Acting Chief Judge, High Court of Ondo State
41 Hon. Juctice R.O. Nwodo Anambra 1/11/58 /7/83 15/2/08 1/11/2028 Judge, High Court of Enugu StateJudge, Federal High Court
42 Hon. Justice Adamu Jauro Gombe 26/6/59 10/7/81 15/2/08 26/6/2029 Judge, High Court of Gombe State
44 Hon. Justice Joseph S. Ikygh Benue 17/3/58 16/7/2010 17/3/2028 Judge, High Court of Benue State
45 Hon. Justice Tom S. Yakubu Kogi 12/6/53 18/7/80 16/7/2020 12/6/2023 Judge, High Court of Benue State
46 Hon. Justice Joseph Tin Tur Benue 19/12/55 1980 16/7/2010 19/12/2025 Judge, High Court of Benue State
47 Hon. Justice Rita Nosakhare Pemu Edo 06/03/53 1977 16/7/2010 6/3/2023 Judge, High Court of Delta State
48 Hon. Justice Chinwe E.E. Iyizoba Anambra 19/01/50 1977 16/7/2010 19/1/2020 Judge, High Court of Anambra State
49 Hon. Justice Philomena Nbua Ekpe Cross River 02/08/50 1975 16/7/2010 2/8/2020 Judge, High Court of Cross Rivers State
50 Hon. Justice Samuel chukwudumebi Oseji Delta 02/06/54 1985 16/7/2010 2/6/2024 Judge, High Court of Delta State
51 Hon. Justice Mohammed Ambi-Usi Danjuma Taraba 30/03/60 August 1984 16/7/2010 30/3/2030 Judge, High Court of Taraba State
52 Hon. Justice Haruna Moh’d Tsammani Bauchi 23/11/59 1982 16/7/2010 23/11/2029 Judge, High Court of  Bauchi State
53 Hon. Justice Ita George Mbabai Akwa Ibom 20/02/55 1985 16/7/2010 20/2/2025 Judge, High Court of Akwa Ibom State
54 Hon. Justice Isaiah Olufemi Akeju Ekiti 21/10/55 1983 16/7/2010 21/10/2025 Judge, High Court of Ekiti State
55 Hon. Justice Tunde Oyebanji Awotoye Osun 08/05/57 1981 16/7/2010 8/5/2027 Judge, High Court of  Osun State
56 Hon. Justice Moore Aseimo A. Adumein Bayelsa 06/05/64 1984 16/7/2020 6/5/2034 Judge, High Court of Bayelsa State

 

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