In an official ceremony set to take place this Wednesday, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will administer the oath of office to twenty-three recently appointed judges of the Federal High Court. The event is scheduled at the esteemed Main Courtroom of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Director of Information for the court, Festus Akande, shared the list of the new judges in a statement released on Sunday. These judges represent a wide geographical range across Nigeria, reinforcing the commitment to diversity in the Federal High Court.
List of the appointed Judges:
- Dipeolu Deinde Isaac from Ogun State
- Ogundare Kehinde Olayiwola from Ekiti State
- Agbaje Olufunmilola Adetutu from Lagos State
- Musa Kakaki from Kaduna State
- Abdullahi Muhammad Dan-Ige from Sokoto State
- Sharon Tanko Ishaya from Kebbi State
- Salim Olasupo Ibrahim from Ogun State
- Yilwa Hauwa Joseph from Gombe State
- Wigwe-Oreh Chituru Joy from Rivers State
- Owoeye Alexander Oluseyi from Kogi State
- Anyalewa Onoja-Alapa from Benue State
- Amina Aliyu Mohammad from Katsina State
- Abiodun Jordan Adeyemi from Kwara State
- Hauwa Buhari from the Federal Capital Territory
- Aishatu Auta Ibrahim from Borno State
- Hussaini Dadan-Garba from Bauchi State
- Ibrahim Ahmad Kala from Gombe State
- Mashkur Salisu from Zamfara State
- Onah Chigozie Sergius from Enugu State
- Egbe Raphael Joshua from Bayelsa State
- Ariwoola Olukayode Jnr. from Oyo State
- Ekerete Udofot Akpan from Akwa Ibom State
- Ogazi Friday Nkemakonam from Ebonyi State
Chief Justice Ariwoola Swears in 23 New Federal High Court Judges
The newly appointed judges include legal professionals from various states such as Ogun, Ekiti, Lagos, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi, and others. This diversity underscores the importance of bringing many perspectives to the Federal High Court.
In addition to the swearing-in ceremony, a valedictory court session will be convened on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, to pay tribute to the late Justice Chima Centus Nweze.
Justice Nweze, who passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2023, in Abuja after a brief illness at 64, will be remembered for his significant contributions to the Nigerian judiciary. The valedictory session will be held in the Main Courtroom of the Supreme Court, honouring his distinguished career and legacy.
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