Appointment of Nine Judges: Federal High Court CJ Calls for Nomination

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Honourable Justice John T. Tsoho has announced the plan for the appointment of nine more judges of the Federal High Court.

In a letter titled Appointment of  Further Nine   (9) Judges For The   Federal High  Court Bench, addressed to the CJN, President and Justices of the Appeal Court, President of the National Industrial court, Attorney General of the Federation, President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Judges of the 36 states and the FCT and the heads of all the Customary and Sharia Courts of Appeal, the CJ noted that the nine judges are to be appointed from six states; Bayelsa,   Ebonyi,  Gombe,  Kebbi,   Ogun and Oyo

“This notice is  consequent upon  the  approval of  the  Hon.,   the  Chief   Justice of  Nigeria   and   Chairman    National    Judicial    Council   for   the  appointment    of further   Nine   (9)  Judges,    separate   from    the  pending  exercise   for   the appointment   of fifteen  (15)  Judges  earlier    approved,   I  therefore  write to  inform Your Lordships, the  Hon.  Attorney   General   and Minister    of  Justice ident   of the Nigeria   Bar  Association,    that  the exercise  for  the consideration    of  Candidates   for   possible   appointment     to  the  Bench of  the Federal   High   Court with  regards  to some States  will   soon commence”

“The States in  issue   include Bayelsa,   Ebonyi,  Gombe,  Kebbi,   Ogun and Oyo”

“In  line with  the   NJC  Guidelines     and Procedural  Rules for   Appointment    of Judicial    Officers    of   Superior  Courts,    I  therefore   invite   Your  Lordships, the  Hon. Attorney   General of  the  Federal and Minister    of  Justice   and the President    Nigerian     Bar  Association    to  kindly  nominate  suitably  qualified persons   from   the  aforementioned    States  for  appointment   to  the  Federal High Court  Bench.

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