14th January, 2016
The chief judge of the Federal High Court has ordered a major redeployment of judges, throughout the country, with some swapping positions and 30 newly appointed judges getting postings.
Of the court’s initial 52 judges, 25 retain their previous postings.
A senior official of the court, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the redeployment “is a routine administrative exercise carried out by the Chief Judge.”
Those affected are Justice James Tsoho (moved from Lagos to Abuja), Justice Mojisola Olatoregun-Ishola (Asaba to Lagos), Justice Binta Nyako (Makurdi to Abuja), Justice Mohammed Liman (Benin City to Port-Harcourt), Justice Anwuli Chikere (Minna to Abuja), Justice A. O. Faji (Ilorin to Asaba), Justice A. L. Allagoa (Jos to Owerri), Justice B. O. Kuewunmi (Oshogbo to Lagos), Justice M. G. Umar (Bauchi to Gombe), Justice S. M. Shuaibu (Owerri to Kaduna), Justice Z. B. Abubakar (Gusau to Kano) and Justice I. M. Sani (Akure to Lokoja).
Also redeployed are Justice I. E. Ekwo (Port-Harcourt to Calabar), Justice M. A. Onyetenu (Abakaliki to Oshogbo), Justice Okon E. Abang (Lagos to Abuja), Justice D. V. Agishi (Enugu to Jos), Justice M.S. Abubakar (Warri to Bauchi), Justice F. A. Olubanjo (Umuahia to Akure), Justice M. N. Yunusa (Lagos to Enugu), Justice E. A. Obile (Calabar to Warri), Justice C. J. Aneke (Lagos to Makurdi) and Justice D. U. Okorowo (Taraba to Ekiti).
Equally moved are Justice Muhammed Lawal Abubakar (Awka to Abakaliki), Justice Musa Haruna Kurya (Lagos to Jos), Justice Evelyn Nmasinulo Anyadike (Kaduna to Umuahia), Justice Oluremi Omowunmi Oguntoyinbo (Owerri to Ilorin) and Justice Fatun Odohi Riman (Kano to Uyo).
Of the newly appointed ones, Justice Muslim Sule Hassan has been posted to Lagos, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba (Abuja), Justice Taiwo Obayomi Taiwo (Ado-Ekiti), Justice Yellin S. Bogoro (Niger), Justice Rosemary Dugbo Oghoghorie (Enugu), Justice Ibrahim Watila (Port-Harcourt), Justice Isa Hamma Adama Dashen (Yobe), Justice Mallong Peter Hoommuk (Port0Harcourt), Justice Jude Kanyioh Dagat (Lagos), Olayinka Olusegun Tokede (Benin), Justice Simon Akpah Amobeda (Kebbi), Justice Jane Egienanwan Inyang (Owerri) and Justice Daniel Emeka Osiagor (Umuahia).
Others are Justice Hassan Dikko, assigned to (Makurdi), Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor (Lagos), Justice Iniekenimi Nicholas Oweibo (Awka), Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari (Lagos), Justice Saleh Kogo Idrissa (Kano), Justice Joyce Obehi Abdulmalik (Ibadan), Justice Hillaru Ide Osho Oshomah (Lafia), Justice Fadima Murtala Aminu (Zamfara), Justice Toyin Bolaji Adegoke (Asaba), Justice James Kolawole omotosho (Kano) and Justice Stephen Daylop Pam (Taraba).
Justice Akintayo Aluko is assigned to Abakaliki, Justice Nehizena Idemudia (Ilorin), Justice Emeka Nwite (Kaduna), Justice Abdu Dogo (Akure), Justice Abdulazeez M. Z. Anka (Lagos) and Justice Adamu Turaki Muhammed (Abeokuta).
Reported by The Nation