Buhari Approves Appointment of Court of Appeal Justices, Federal High Court, FCT High Court Judges; 3 Lagos Magistrates Makes the List


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 28 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. Mrs. Adefunmilola Adekemi Demi-Ajayi, Mobolaji Olubukola Olajuwon and Modupe Osho-Adebiyi, three Magistrates of the Lagos State High were elevated to the Federal High Court and FCT High Court.

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The 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) 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

9 Judges  approved for the Federal High Court:-

  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

7 Judges for the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory as follows:-

  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

The Justices of the Court of Appeal will be sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council, Walter Onnoghen, on June 22 by 10.00 am. while the Federal High Court Judges will be sworn-in on June 25 at 2.00 pm. The Judges appointed for the High Court of the FCT are to be sworn-in on June 26 by 2.00 p.m. at the Main Hall of the Courtroom of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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