NBA shortlists 12 lawyers for A’Court job

Ramon Oladimeji

The Nigerian Bar Association has shortlisted 12 lawyers in the country for appointment as Justices of the Court of Appeal.

In a statement on Wednesday by its General Secretary, Isiaka Olagunju, the NBA said the 12 lawyers were shortlisted from a total of 187 lawyers who submitted Expression of Interest forms to be appointed as Appeal Court Justices.

It said the exercise followed a recent call by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on the NBA President, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), to nominate “suitably qualified candidates for consideration for appointment to the Court of Appeal.”

The 12 shortlisted lawyers are Nnamdi Ibegbu (SAN), from Anambra State, who was called to the Bar in 1979; Enewa Ifeyinwa, from Delta State, who was called to the Bar in 1980; Alma Eluwa, from Imo State, who was called to the Bar in 1983; a former Judge of the Court of Appeal, The Gambia, Adegoke Oluremi, who was called to the Bar in 1985; and Oladipo Tolani, from Kwara State, who was called to the Bar in 1988.

Also shortlisted were Dr. Muhammad Alkali, from Borno State, who was called to the Bar in 1988; Prof. Nsongurua Udombana, from Akwa Ibom State, who was called to the Bar in 1989; Auwalu Mu’allimu, from Kano State, who was called to the Bar in 1990; Prof. Augustine Agom, from Benue State, who was called to the Bar in 1991; Gbadamosi Kazeem, from Oyo State, who was called to the Bar in 1993; Dr.Yemi Oke, from Ogun State, who was called to the Bar in 2001; and  Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, from Sokoto State, who was called to the Bar in 2000.

The lawyers were said to have been screened by a panel comprising the NBA President, Mahmoud, secretary, Olagunju;   Chief T. J. O. Okpoko (SAN),  Mallam Yusuf Ali (SAN),  Chief Charles Edosowan (SAN), Dr. Garba Tetengi (SAN), and  Dr. Balkisu Saidu Abiola.

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