January 14, (THEWILL) – The Federal High Court has announced the appointment of nine new judges for the court.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Assistant Director of Information of the Court, Catherine Oby Christopher.
According to the statement, the Chief Judge (CJ) of the Court, Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, made the appointment in the exercise of his constitutional powers and consequent upon the approval by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and Chairman, National Judicial Council (NJC), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.
It said the appointments are separate from the pending exercise for the appointment of the fifteen (15) Judges earlier approved.
The statement added that the exercise for the consideration of candidates for possible appointment to the Bench of the Federal High Court with regards to Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Gombe, Ogun, and Oyo states would commence soon.
“In line with the NJC Guidelines and Procedural Rules for Appointment of Judicial Officers of Superior Courts, the Honourable Chief Judge, therefore, invites Your Lordships, the Hon. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the President, Nigerian Bar Association, to kindly nominate suitably qualified persons from the aforementioned states for appointment to the Federal High Court Bench.
“All recommendations are to reach the Chambers of the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court on or before 28 February 2023,” the statement added.