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Papal Knighthood Conferred on Justice John Termba Tsoho, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria

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In a solemn ceremony held at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Gboko, Benue State, on Saturday, December 30, 2023, the Catholic Diocese of Gboko bestowed the esteemed Papal Knighthood on the Honourable Justice John Termba Tsoho, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, and several other distinguished individuals.

The Legal Attorney Blog reports that the Episcopal Mass, a pivotal component of the conferment event, was officiated by His Excellency, the Most Reverend William Amove Avenya, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Gboko. Other eminent Bishops from neighbouring Dioceses joined him, creating an atmosphere of spiritual reverence and cultural significance.

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The ceremony, conducted in the rich Tiv language, marked a momentous occasion as the Papal Knighthood was conferred, recognizing the exemplary service, dedication, and contributions of Chief Judge Tsoho and his fellow honorees. The honour granted by the Catholic Church signifies a high level of commitment to both faith and community.

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The Catholic Diocese of Gboko, through this conferment, not only acknowledges the outstanding achievements of Justice Tsoho but also celebrates individuals who have demonstrated unwavering commitment to the values upheld by the Church.

The event, witnessed by a gathering of dignitaries, clergy, and well-wishers, resonated with cultural and spiritual significance. It proves the enduring tradition of recognizing and honouring individuals for their outstanding contributions to society.

In attendance were Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo, Honourable Justice Peter Obile, Honourable Justice Phoebe Ayua, and the Chief Registrar of the FHC, Chief Dr James Ogwu Onoja, SAN, Sir Moses Ebute SAN (Past Chairman of NBA, Abuja Branch) Sammie Somiari SAN, Sir Steve Adehi SAN. President of the Papal Knights Council of Nigeria

The Papal Knighthood, rooted in the Catholic Church’s centuries-old traditions, symbolises honour, service, and commitment to faith and community. The Catholic Diocese of Gboko’s decision to confer this distinction on Chief Judge Tsoho and others reflects a profound acknowledgement of their exceptional dedication and service to the legal profession and society at large.

The ceremony, conducted in the rich Tiv language, marked a momentous occasion as the Papal Knighthood was conferred,
The ceremony, conducted in the rich Tiv language, marked a momentous occasion as the Papal Knighthood was conferred,
The ceremony, conducted in the rich Tiv language, marked a momentous occasion as the Papal Knighthood was conferred,
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