The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will swear-in the newly appointed 23 Judges of the Federal High Court on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at the Supreme Court.
The Director of Press and Information of the Apex court Akande Festus noted this in a statement issued on on Sunday, in Abuja.
The new Judges are; Dipeolu Isaac from Ogun State, Ogundare Olayiwola from Ekiti State, Agbaje Adetutu from Lagos State, Musa Kakaki from Kaduna State; Abdullahi Dan-Ige from Sokoto State, and Sharon Tanko Ishaya from Kebbi State, respectively.
Others are Salim Ibrahim from Ogun State; Yilwa Joseph from Gombe State, Wigwe-Oreh “Joy from Rivers State, Owoeye Oluseyi from Kogi State, Anyalewa Onoja-Alapa from Benue State, Amina Mohammad from Katsina State, Abiodun Adeyemi from Kwara State, Hauwa Buhari from Federal Capital Territory, and Aishatu Ibrahim from Borno State.
The rest are Hussaini Dadan-Garba from Bauchi State, Ibrahim Kala from Gombe State, Mashkur Salisu from Zamfara State, Onah Sergius from Enugu State, Egbe Joshua from Bayelsa State, Ariwoola Olukayode Jnr. from Oyo State, Ekerete Akpan from Akwa Ibom State, and Ogazi Nkemakonam from Ebonyi State.
Also noted in the press statement, is the valedictory Court session which will take place, on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, in honour of the late Justice Chima Centus Nweze at the Main Courtroom of the Supreme Court.
Justice Centus Nweze who was born in Obollo, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State on 25th September, 1958, passed on, July 29, 2023 in Abuja after a brief illness at the age of 64 years.
He was sworn-in as Justice of Supreme Court on 29th October, 2014.
He attended St. John Cross Seminary, Nsukka from 1972 to 1977, emerging with a Distinction in the West African School Certificate Examination.
He gained admission into University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus in 1979 where he graduated with a Degree in Law in 1983. In the same year, he represented the Law Faculty and, indeed, all Nigerian Law Faculties, at the Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC, as the Chief Oraclist.
His Lordship did his NYSC between 1984 and 1985 in Bauchi, after being called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984 and equally had his Doctorate Degree in Law from the same University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.