President Buhari approves appointment of new judges

Peter Bahago, Abuja

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of twenty nine Judges for the Court of Appeal, Federal High Court and the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The twelve Justices approved for the Court of Appeal 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

The President also approved the appointment of nine judges for the Federal High Court. They 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

He also approved seven Judges for the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory as follows:

  1. Binta Mohammed
  2. ModupeOsho-Adebiyi
  3. GabaVenchak Simon
  4. Babangida Hassan
  5. AkobiIyabeni Anna
  6. Samirah Umar Bature
  7. AsmauAkanbi Yusuf

According to a statement by the  Director, Information of the National Judicial Council, Soji Oye, the Justices of the Court of Appeal would be sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council,  Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday 22nd June, 2018.

Those appointed for the Federal High Court will be sworn-in on Monday 25th June, 2018, and Judges appointed for the High Court of the FCT are to be sworn-in on Tuesday, 26th June, 2018.