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60 Lawyers Apply As Federal High Court Judges



The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has received expressions of interest from 60 lawyers wishing to be appointed as judges of the Federal High Court.

NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau (SAN), in a statement yesterday said the list of the applicants has been published by the association.

Maikyau urged the public to submit petitions, objections or comments generally on the suitability for appointment of any of the shortlisted candidates.

He said such comments, petitions and objections should be forwarded to the President through or +234 803 345 2825.

He said all such communications must be sent in by the close of work on Friday.

He stressed that the exercise is aimed at fostering the resolve and commitment of the NBA to strengthen the Judiciary by enthroning a painstaking and transparent process.

This aim, he said, is to ensure that only suitably qualified candidates, of appropriate competence, character, and reputation, are appointed to the Bench.

The NBA on January 14 published a notice calling for expression of interest from legal practitioners from Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Gombe, Kebbi, Ogun and Oyo States, for appointment as Judges of the Federal High Court pursuant to a request for nominations received from the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Terhemba Tsoho.

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