Full List of NBA’s Nominees to The Federal High Court Bench

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has submitted the names of 36 candidates for consideration into the Federal High Court Bench. The Thirty Six (36) candidates were nominated out of a total of Two Hundred and Ninety Seven (297) Expressions of Interest received by the Office of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (OPNBA).

Earlier on, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), A. B Mahmoud OON, SAN has constituted a five (5) man committee, chaired by Mr. Kanu Agabi (SAN), who considered all the Two Hundred and Ninety Seven (297) Expressions of interest.

The 36 applicants shortlisted for nomination to the Federal High Court are:

S/N NAME YEAR OF CALL STATE OF ORIGIN

SOUTH-EAST ZONE
1. OGBONAYA MICHAEL CHUKWUEMEKA 1988 ABIA
2. SUNDAY BASSEY ONUABUCHI 1988 EBONYI
3. ANIZOBA LAWRENCE OBI 1993 ANAMBRA

4. OFOKANSI ALINE STELLA MANZ 1996 ANAMBRA
5. FESTUS E. ONYIA 2002 ENUGU
6. OZIOMA F. IZUORA 2001 IMO

SOUTH WEST ZONE
7. BODE MAKINDE JAMIU 1990 OGUN
8. OLADEJO JUSTUS OLOWO 1992 ONDO

9. ADENIJI ADE OLUGBENGA 1992 OSUN
10. KAZEEM ADEKUNLE ADEBANJO 1995 LAGOS
11. AGORO BOLAJI ADEBAYO 2002 OYO
12. AJOBA EZEKIEL OLUWASEUN 2003 EKITI

NORTH CENTRAL ZONE
13. OMOLOBA SHERIFAT OLUREMI 1987 KOGI
14. SULAIMAN LIMAN MUSA 1991 NIGER
15. NANKWAT DAWAT SHASE-ET 1992 PLATEAU
16. MUINAT OLATAYO 1993 KWARA

17. LYDIA MBAKORON ANENGA 2003 BENUE
18. LIMAN SALIHU 2004 KOGI

NORTH-WESTERN ZONE
19. HUSSAINA ADAMU ALIYU 1989 JIGAWA
20. MUSA ALHAJI YA’U 1992 KADUNA
21. IBRAHIM ALIYU NASSARAWA 1995 KANO
22. ABUBAKAR BAGUDU UMAR 1999 KEBBI
23. ABDULLAHI MUHAMMED DAN-IGE 2001 SOKOTO
24. NURUDEEN ADO AYAGI 2001 KANO

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NORTH-EASTERN ZONE
25. SA’ADATU IBRAHIM MARK 1996 TARABA
26. HALILU KHADEEJA SULEIMAN 1990 BAUCHI
27. FATIMA BUKAR LIBERTY 2000 BORNO
28. KURUTSI PETER ANDEZAI 2002 TARABA
29. BUKAR WAZIRI ALHAJI 2004 BORNO
30. IBRAHIM AHMED BUBA 2005 ADAMAWA

SOUTH-SOUTHERN ZONE
31. MUSTAPHA IKHEGBE ABUBAKAR 1988 EDO
32. AKEREDOLU ALERO E. 1988 DELTA
33. IKOI EKPO IKONA 1990 CROSS RIVER
34. ITULU JULIA DUMEBI 1990 DELTA
35. EKE CORDELIA UWUMA 1995 RIVERS
36. DR. IDORENYIN A. EYO 2002 AKWA IBOM

Members of the NBA Screening Committee who scrutinized the Expressions of Interest include Chief Kanu Agabi SAN – Chairman, P. I. N. Ikwueto SAN, Mrs. Bisi Soyebo SAN and Aisha Ado Abdullahi, National Treasurer of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

It would be recalled that the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Honourable Justice I. N. Auta, OFR, FCII Arb, FDRI, had made a formal request for nomination of suitably qualified candidates from the NBA for consideration as Judges.

Source: OPNBA

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