Buhari Approves 12 New Judges for Appeal Court, 16 for High Court


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 (FCT) on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

The 12 justices approved for the Court of Appeal are: Justice P. A. Mahmud, Justice F. O. Ojo, Justice I. A. Andenyangsto, Justice G. O. Kolawole, Justice B. B. Aliyu, Justice Ebiowei Tobi, Justice J. G. Abundaga, Justice A. S. Umar, Justice A. M. Talba, Justice A. M. Bayero, Justice A. M. Lamido and Justice M. B. Idris.

The nine judges approved for the Federal High Court are: 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 and Nkeonye Evelyn Maha

The president approved seven judges for the High Court of the FCT. They are: Binta Mohammed, Modupe Osho-Adebiyi, Gaba Venchak Simon, Babangida Hassan, Akobi Iyabeni Anna, Samirah Umar Bature and Asmau Akanbi Yusuf.

According to Premium Times, the Justices of the Court of Appeal will be sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of NJC, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on June 22 by 10a.m.
The statement said those appointed for the Federal High Court will be sworn-in on June 25 at 2p.m., and judges appointed for the High Court of the FCT are to be sworn-in on June 26 by 2p.m. at the Main Hall of the Court Room of the Supreme Court.