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President Buhari Appoints 29 Justices For Court Of Appeal, Others

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari

President MuhammaduBuhari has approved the appointment of 29 Judicial Officers for the Court of Appeal, Federal High Court and the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.

A statement by the director of information in the Judicial Service Commission, SojiOye, said that 12 Justices were appointed for the Court of Appeal, nine for Federal High Court and seven for Federal Capital Territory’s High Court.

The breakdown is as follows:

The twelve (12) 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) JusticeEbiowei 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 nine Judges for the Federal High Court are:

1. Sunday BasseyOnu

2. Mrs.AdefunmilolaAdekemi Demi-Ajayi

3. Hon. (Mr) Justice Peter O. Lifu

4. ObioraAtuegwuEgwuata

5. Sa’adatu Ibrahim Mark (Mrs)

6. MobolajiOlubukola Olajuwon

7. AminuBappaAliyu

8. TijjaniGarbaRingim

9. Nkeonye Evelyn Maha

The Seven Judges for the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory are:

1. Binta Mohammed

2. ModupeOsho-Adebiyi

3. GabaVenchak Simon

4. Babangida Hassan

5. AkobiIyabeni Anna

6. Samirah Umar Bature

7. AsmauAkanbi Yusuf

The statement said that the Justices of the Court of Appeal will be sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council, Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen on Friday June 22.

It said that those who were appointed for the Federal High Court will be sworn-in on Monday, June 25 while the Judges appointed for the High Court of the FCT will be sworn-in on Tuesday, June 26 at the main hall of the Court room of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.