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18 new Appeal Court justices to be sworn in today


Justice Muhammed Tanko

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, will today swear-in 18 judges whose elevation to the Court of Appeal had been approved.

Among those to be sworn in are Justice Adebukola Banjoko, formerly of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A letter addressed to the Chief Judge of FCT High Court Abuja, and signed by the Chief Registrar, Hadizatu Mustapha, reads: “The CJN invites your lordship to the swearing in ceremony of the following justices of the Court of Appeal Abuja on Monday, June 28, 2021 by 10:00am at the main court room of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”

The names of the newly appointed appellate court justices and their states of origin are: Mohammed Danjuma (Niger State); Muhammad Ibrahim Sirajo (Plateau); Abdul-Azeez Waziri (Adamawa); Yusuf A. Bashir (Taraba); Usman A. Musale (Yobe); Ibrahim Wakili Jauro (Yobe); Abba Bello Mohammed (Kano); Bature Isah Gafai (Katsina); Danlami Zama Senchi (Kebbi); and Mohammed Lawal Abubakar (Sokoto).

Others are: Hassan Muslim Sule (Zamfara); Hassan Muslim Sule (Zamfara); Kenneth Ikechukwu Amadi (Imo); Peter Oyinkenimiemi Affen (Bayelsa); Sybil Onyeji Gbagi (Delta); Olasunbo Goodluck (Lagos); Adebukola Banjoko (Ogun); Olabode Adegbehingbe (Ondo); and Bola Samuel Ademola (Ondo).


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