Federal High Court Gets 12 New Judges

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In a bid to make the recently created Divisions of the Federal High Court fully functional, President Goodluck Jonathan, on the recommendation of National Judicial Council, NJC, has approved the appointment of 12 new judges for the court.

The new judges are Mr. Suleiman A. Aliyu, the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice in Kebbi State; Mrs. Oluremi Omowumi Oguntoyinbo, a Lagos-based private legal practitioner; Mrs. Ayua Pheobe Msuean, the Secretary of National Judicial Institute, NJI, Abuja; Nganjiwa Hyeladzira Ajiya, also a Lagos-based private legal practitioner; and Mr. Musa Haruna Kurya, a Deputy Chief Registrar at Gombe state High Court.

Others are Mr. Mohammed Lawal Abubakar, the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, Sokoto state; Miss Uche Nma Agomoh, a private legal practitioner working with the NBA president, Mr. Joseph Dawodu (SAN); Mr. Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel, the Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court; and Mrs. Evelyn N. Anyadike, a Deputy Chief Registrar at Imo state High Court.

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The rest are Mr. Fatun O. Riman, a private legal practitioner based in Calabar, Cross River state; Mrs. Chinda Ruhuoma S. Adele, a Chief Magistrate at the Rivers State Judiciary and Mrs. Folashade O. Giwa-Ogunbanjo, a Deputy Chief Registrar at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, will swear in the Judges, on Monday, 28 May, 2012 by 10 a.m.

By Nnamdi Felix / Abuja