Buhari appoints 28 judges




Buhari appoints 28 judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of 28 judges.
Soji Oye, spokesman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Oye said the judges of the court of appeal would be sworn in by Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), at 10am on Friday, while those appointed for the federal high court would be sworn in on Monday.
He said the swearing-in of the new high court judges would take place on Tuesday.
The judges approved for the appeal court are:
  • P. A. Mahmud
  • F. O. Ojo
  • I. A. Andenyangsto
  • G. O. Kolawole
  • B. B. Aliyu
  • Ebiowei Tobi
  • J. G. Abundaga
  • A. S. Umar
  • A. M. Talba
  • A. M. Bayero
  • A. M. Lamido
  • M. B. Idris
Nine judges approved for the federal high court:
  • Sunday Bassey Onu
  • Adefunmilola Adekemi Demi-Ajayi
  • Peter O. Lifu
  • Obiora Atuegwu Egwuata
  • Sa’adatu Ibrahim Mark
  • Mobolaji Olubukola Olajuwon
  • Aminu Bappa Aliyu
  • Tijjani Garba Ringim
  • Nkeonye Evelyn Maha
Seven judges approved for the high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are:
  • Binta Mohammed
  • Modupe Osho-Adebiyi
  • Gaba Venchak Simon
  • Babangida Hassan
  • Akobi Iyabeni Anna
  • Samirah Umar Bature
  • Asmau Akanbi Yusuf


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