Lagos High Court Judge, Justice Sybil Onyeji Nwaka Gbagi and 17 other judges were on Thursday approved by President Muhammadu Buhari to be elevated as Justices of the Court of Appeal.
Justice Nwaka-Gbagi until her appointment served as the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Ikeja, Lagos. She rose through the ranks from a Magistrate, Chief Magistrate to the High Court Bench of Lagos State.
The approval was communicated to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.
The list that contained the approved list is with Ref No: NJC/PRFN/A.1/IV/46. “I am pleased to advise you that, pursuant to Section 237, and 238, of the 1999 constitution, His Excellency Mr President has approved the appointment of the following jurists as Justices of the Court of Appeal, subject to their official seniority at the Bench”, Prof Gambari stated.
The list include the Grand Kadi Muhammed Danjuma (Niger State), Hon Justice Muhammad Ibrahim Sirajo (Plateau), Hon. Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri (Adamawa), Hon. Justice Yusuf. A. Bashir (Taraba), Hon. Justice Usman A. Musale(Abuja), Hon. Justice Ibrahim Wakili Jauro (Yobe), Hon. Justice Abba Bello Mohammed (Abuja), Hon Justice Bature Isah Gafai (FHC), Hon Justice Danlami Zama Senchi (Abuja), and Hon Justice Mohammed Lawal Abubakar (Sokoto).
Others are Hon Justice Hassan Muslim Sule (Zamfara), Hon. Justice Kenneth Ikechukwu Amadi (Imo), Hon Justice Peter Oyinenimiemi Affen (Abuja), Hon. Justice Sybil Onyeji Nwaka Gbagi (Lagos), Hon. Justice Olasunbo O. Goodluck (Abuja), Hon. Justice A.I Banjoko (Abuja), Hon. Justice Olabode A. Adegbehinghe (Ondo), and Hon Justice Bola Samuel Ademola (Ondo).