Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Maryam Mukhtar
By Tobi Soniyi
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Maryam Mukhtar, will swear in 12 newly appointed justices of the Court of Appeal on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Supreme Court complex.
The justices are: Ibrahim S. Bdliya, who was called to Bar in 1976 and appointed a High Court judge on August 20, 1987; Abiriya James Shehu, called to Bar in 1979 and subsequently appointed a High Court Judge on September 17, 1993; and Obietonbara O. Daniel-Kalio, who was called to Bar and became a High Court Judge in 1981 and October 30, 1995 respectively.
Others are Justices Ifeoma Jombo-Ofo, who was appointed a High Court judge in November, 1998 following her call to Bar in 1979; Onyekachi Otisi, called to Bar in 1980 and sworn in as a High Court Judge in November, 1998; Stephen Jonah Adah, called to Bar in 1982 and appointed a High Court Judge on November 12, 1998; Tinuade Akomolaje-Wilson who was sworn in as Judge on May 3, 1999 having being called to Bar in 1975; and Fatima Akinbami, who was called to Bar in 1977 and sworn in as High Court Judge on May 12, 1999.
The rest are Justices Habeeb Adewale Abiru, who was called to Bar in 1985 and appointed to the High Court Bench in May, 2001; Peter Olabisi Ige, sworn in as High Court judge on June 27, 2001 following his call to Bar in 1985; Tijani Abubakar, called to bar in 1985 and sworn in as a High Court Judge in 2004; and Emmanuel Agim who was sworn in as a High Court judge in 2008.