March 30, 2023

Federal High Court CJ Calls For Nomination Of Additional Nine Judges

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The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Honourable Justice John Terhemba Tsoho has announced the plan for the appointment of nine more judges of the Federal High Court.

According to a press release on Friday, 13th January 2023 signed by the Assistant Director Information, Federal High Court of Nigeria Abuja, Catherine Oby Christopher, Ph.D., the letter titled Appointment of Further Nine (9) Judges For The Federal High Court Bench, addressed to the CJN, President and Justices of the Appeal Court, President of the National Industrial Court, Attorney General of the Federation, President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Judges of the 36 states and the FCT and the heads of all the Customary and Sharia Courts of Appeal, the CJ noted that the nine judges are to be appointed from six states; Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Gombe, Kebbi, Ogun and Oyo.

“This notice is consequent upon the approval of the Hon., the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman National Judicial Council for the appointment of further Nine (9) Judges, separate from the pending exercise for the appointment of fifteen (15) Judges earlier approved, I, therefore, write to inform Your Lordships, the Hon. Attorney General and Minister of Justice ident of the Nigeria Bar Association, that the exercise for the consideration of Candidates for possible appointment to the Bench of the Federal High Court with regards to some States will soon commence”

“The States in the issue include Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Gombe, Kebbi, Ogun and Oyo”

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