The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has sworn in Mrs Njideka Nwosu Iheme, Fatima Abubakar Aliyu, and 20 others as Judges of the Federal Capital Territory High Court.
The 22 Judges were sworn-in on Tuesday 23rd November 2021, in Abuja.
Njideka Nwosu-Iheme, is the daughter of Supreme Court Justice Mary Odili and an in-law to Court of Appeal Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, while Fatima Abubakar Aliyu, daughter of former Court of Appeal President Zainab Bulkachuwa.
Also sworn in today are Muhammad Mustapha Adamu, Madugu Mohammed Alhaji, Kayode Agunloye, Enenche Eleojo, Nwabulu Ngozika Chineze, Sadia Mu’azu Mayana, Mimi Anne Katsina Alu-Apena, Aminu Muhammad Abdullahi and Nwecheonwu Chinyere Elewe.
Others include Ibrahim Mohammed, Kanyip Rosemary Indinya, Aliyu Yunusa Shafa, Mohammed Zubairu, Binta Dogonyaro, Adeyemi Ajayi Jadesola, Adelaja Oluyemisi Ikeolupo, Agashieze Cyprian Odinaka, Aliyu Halilu Ahmed, Hafsat Lawan Abba-Aliyu and Olufola Olufolashade Oshin.
According to The Gazette Fatima Abubakar Aliyu, has never held any position before in the judiciary, was also appointed a judge of the FCT High Court. The 35-year-old worked briefly under Vice President Yemi Osinbajo a special assistant. Even then, she was working from home, saying her husband did not want her to do strenuous hours, according to her former colleagues in the presidency.
The Lawyer recalls that Mr Buhari rejected the list following petition filed last year by Judicial Reform Advocates.
Recall that A human rights lawyer and activist, Mr. Joseph Silas Onu, has revealed that the National Judicial Council, NJC, has Secretly recruited persons to the FCT High Court Bench.