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LIST OF COURT OF APPEAL JUDGES
JUDGMENTS OF COURT OF APPEAL
ESTABLISHMENT LAW


LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION

OLD SUPREME COURT COMPLEX,

NEAR LAGOS STATE HIGH COURT, LAGOS TEL: 01-2600491

KADUNA JUDICIAL DIVISION

ALI AKILU ROAD (NDA JUNCTION) KAWO ROAD, KAADUNA.

IBADAN JUDICIAL DIIVISION

IYANGANKU QUARTERS, G.R.A. 749, IBADAN

TEL: 02-2318411-2, 315668

ENUGU JUDICIAL DIVISION

INDEPENCE LAYOUT, PMB. 1416, ENUGU

TEL: 042-453898, 459999

BENIN JUDICIAL DIVISION

COURT OF APPEAL, COURT COMPLEX, BENIN-AUCHI ROAD,

ADUWAWA BENIN CITY, TEL: 052-201041

JOS JUDICIAL DIVISION

P.M.B. 2728, KANO ROAD, NEAR CHALLENGE BOOKSHOP, JOS

TEL: 073-453734

PORT HARCOURT JUDICIAL DIVISION

13, MOSCOW ROAD, PORT HARCOURT TEL: 084- 232131

ABUJA DIVISION

THREE ARMS ZONE, ABUJA.

TEL: 09-2346643, 2346645

CALABAR JUDICIAL DIVISION

GOVERNMENT HOUSE ROAD, P.M.B. 1382, CALABAR

TEL: 087-232607, 232649

ILORIN JUDICIAL DIVISION

ALONG GERI ALII ROAD, ILORIN

TEL: 031-223160

OWERRI JUDICIAL DIVISION

P.M.B. 1622, OKIGWE ROAD, OWERRI.

SOKOTO JUDICIAL DIVISION

SILTAN BELLO ROAD, SOKOTO STATE

YOLA JUDICIAL DIVISION

JUSTICE BUBA ARDO ROAD, JIMETA YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE.

EKITI JUDICIAL DIVISION

FEDERAL HIGH COURT, OPPOSITE FAJUYI PARK, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE

AKURE JUDICIAL DIVISION

FEDERAL HIGH COURT, IGBAKORO ROAD, ALABAKA, AKURE, ONDO STATE.

MARKUDI JUDICIAL DIVISION

P.M.B. 102262, ATOSHI CLOSE, OFF IBRAHIM KASHIM ROAD, OLD G.R.A. MARKUDI BENUE STATE.

THE NIGERIAN COURT OF APPEAL

Under the Constitution of Nigeria, the Court of Appeal is established as a Court for the entire Federation. It is also an intermediate or appellate tribunal between the Supreme Court of Nigeria and other tribunals.

The Court of Appeal is given both original and appellate jurisdictions under the Constitution.

It has the original jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other Court in Nigeria, to hear and determine any question, as to whether-

(a)    any person has been validly elected to the office of President or Vice-President under this Constitution, or;

(b)    the term of office of the President or Vice President has ceased; or

(d)    the office of President or Vice-President has become vacant;  

The Court also acts as the clearing house for judicial appeals coming from the:

(a)    Courts of the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (High Courts, Customary Courts of Appeal, Sharia Courts of Appeal);

(b)    Courts for the Federation (Federal High Court, National Industrial Court, Code of Conduct Tribunal, Election Tribunals, Investment and Security Tribunals and Disciplinary Tribunals of Regulatory Bodies for various professionals).

An appeal arising from a decision of the Court of Appeal may go on to the final destination of all appeals: the Supreme Court.

The head of the Court is called the President, a position statutorily designated as equal to the position of a Justice of the Supreme Court. Currently, the Court of Appeal maintains about 16 judicial divisions in 16 cities of Nigeria to service specific States of Nigeria.

The divisions are:


 

 

Division

 

States Served

 

Location of Courts

1

Abuja


 Abuja, Federal Capital Territory

2

Akure

 Akure,

3

Benin


 Benin, Edo State

4

Calabar


 Calabar, Cross Rivers State

5

Ekiti

 Ekiti, Ekiti State

6

Enugu


 Enugu, Enugu State

7

Ibadan


 Ibadan, Oyo State

8

Illorin


 Illorin, Kwara State

9

Jos


 Jos, Plateu State

10
  Kaduna
 Kaduna, Kaduna State
11
  Lagos
 Lagos, Lagos State
12
  Makurdi
 Makurdi, Benue State
13
  Owerri
 Owerri, Imo State
14
  Port-Harcourt
 Port Harcourt, Rivers State
15
  Sokoto
 Sokoto, Sokoto State
16
  Yola
 Yola, Adamawa State


The list of Judges of the Court of Appeal is provided below.

JUDGES OF NIGERIA'S COURT OF APPEAL

Name

State

Date of Birth

Bar Enrollment

Appointment

 Retirement

Former Post

Hon. Justice Z.A. Bulkachuwa (President)

Gombe

6/3/50

15/7/76

9/12/98

6/3/2020

Judge, High Court of Bauchi State; Chief Judge, Gombe State High Court

Hon. Justice M.D. Muhammad

Niger

27/10/53

2/7/77

0/12/98

27/10/2023

Judge, High Court of  Niger State

Hon. Justice A. Sanusi

Kastina

2/2/50

July, 1978

10/12/98

2/2/2020

Judge, High Court of Kastina State

Hon. Justice C.B. Ogunbiyi

Borno

27/2/48

2/7/761

7/10/02

27/2/2018

Judge, High court of Borno State

Hon. Justice Thomas

Adamawa

27/5/48

8/11/75

17/10/02

27/5/2018

Judge, High Court of Adamawa State

Hon. Justice J. Mika’Ilu

Zamfara

31/12/48

3/7/761

7/10/02

31/12/2018

Judge, High Court of Zamfara State

Hon. Justice A.A. Augie

Kebbi

3/9/53

1978

17/10/02

3/9/2023

Judge, High Court of Sokoto State

Hon. Justice A.J. Abdulkadir

Kebbi

23/7/56

7/6/81

17/10/02

23/7/2026

Judge, Federal High Court

Hon. Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem

Plateau

3/6/57

22/6/80

25/6/03

13/6/2027

Judge, High Court of  FCT, Abuja

Hon. Justice M.L Garba

Zamfara

16/11/58

2/7/80

22/9/04

16/11/2028

Chief Judge, High Court of Zamfara State

Hon. Justice Tijjani Abdullahi

Jigawa

31/12/51

2/7/77

22/9/04

31/12/2022

Judge, High court of Jigawa State

Hon. Justice M. Abba Aji

Yobe 

7/11/56

26/6/81

22/9/04

7/11/2026

Judge, High Court of Justice, Yobe State

Hon. Justice K.M.O. Kekere-Ekun

Lagos

7/5/58

10/7/81

22/9/04

7/5/2028

Judge, High Court of Lagos State

Hon. Justice M.L. Tsamiya

Sokoto

31/12/49

1979

25/4/05

31/12/2019

Judge, High Court of Sokoto State

Hon. Justice R. Chikwe Agbo

Enugu

21/10/53

8/7/78

25/4/05

21/10/2023

Judge, High Court of Enugu State

Hon. Justice S. Denton-West

Rivers

15/9/46

June, 1971

22/11/05

15/9/2016

Judge, High Court of Rivers State

Hon. Justice P.A. Galinje

Taraba

21/4/50


22/11/05

20/4/2020

Judge, High Court of Taraba State

Hon. Justice Jimi Olukayode Bada

Osun

10/5/55

22/11/82

22/11/05

10/5/2025

Judge, High Court of Oyo State

Hon. Justice O. Ariwoola

Oyo

22/8/54

1981

22/11/05

22/8/2024

Judge, High Court of Oyo State

Hon. Justice O. George Shormi

Ogun

15/12/43

12/7/05

22/11/05

15/12/2013

Judge, High Court of Ogun State

Hon. Justice H.M. Ogunwumiju

Ondo

23/3/57

7/7/78

22/11/05

23/3/2027

Judge, High Court of Onodo State

Hon. Justice O.F. Omoleye

Ekiti

6/10/56

July, 78

8/6/06

6/10/2026

Chief Judge, High court of Ekiti State

Hon. Justice A. Gana Mshelia

Borno

18/12/51

2/7/76

8/6/06

18/12/2021

Judge, High Court of Borno State

Hon. Justice Abdu Aboki

Kano

5/8/52

21/7/77

8/6/06

5/8/2022

Judge, High Court of Kano State

Hon. Justice Ahmed O. Belgore

Kwara

18/4/53

17/7/79

8/6/06

18/4/2023

Judge, High Court of Kwara State

Hon. Justice J.H. Sankey

Plateau

16/1/59

July, 80

8/6/06

16/1/2029

Judge, High Court of Justice Plateau State

Hon. Justice I.M.M. Saulawa

Kastina

29/9/56

2/7/82

8/6/06

29/9/2026

Judge, High Court of Kastina State

Hon. Justice Ali A.B. Gumel

Jigawa

5/4/57

July, 82

8/6/06

5/4/2027

Judge, Federal High Court Abuja

Hon. Justice Hussein Mukhatr

Bauchi

2/10/54

10/7/81

8/6/06

2/10/2024

Judge, High Court of FCT, Abuja

Hon. Justice Mojeed A. Owoade

Oyo

19/10/52

June, 75

8/6/06

19/10/2022

Judge, High Court of Justice Oyo State

Hon. Justice U.I. Ndukwe-Anyanwu

Anambra

28/12/53

17/7/79

8/6/06

28/12/2023

Judge, High Court of Abuja

Hon. Justice John I. Okoro

A/Ibom

11/7/59

21/8/85

8/6/06

11/7/2029

Judge, High Court of Akwa Ibom State

Hon. Justice C.N. Uwa

Abia

26/10/58

1983

18/7/06

26/10/2028

Judge, High Court of Abia State

Hon. Justice I.I. Agube

C/River

1/1/53

1983

18/7/06

1/1/2023

Judge, High Court of Cross Rivers State

Hon. Justice A.D. Yahaya

Kaduna

27/1/52

2/7/76

15/2/08

27/1/2022

Judge, High Court of Kaduna State

Hon. Justice E. Eko

Benue

23/5/52

1/7/77

15/2/08

23/5/2012

Judge, High Court of Benue State

Hon. Justice S.D. Bage

Nasarawa

22/6/56

Nov. 81

15/2/08

22/6/2026

Judge, High Court of Nasarawa State

Hon. Justice M.A.R. Oredola

Kwara

6/2/49

8/7/78

15/2/08

6/2/2019

Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Ilorin Kwara State

Hon. Justice C.C. Nweze

Enugu

25/9/58

1984

15/2/08

25/9/2028

Judge, High Court of Enugu State

Hon. Justice C.E. Nwosu-Iheme

Imo

2/2/59

5/11/82

15/2/08

2/2/2029

Judge, High Court of Imo State

Hon. Justice T.N. Orji-Abadua

Imo

15/10/59

16/11/84

15/2/08

15/10/2029

Judge, High Court of Imo State

Hon. Justice A.O. Lokulo-Sodipe

Ogun

18/2/56

17/7/79

15/2/08

18/2/2026

Acting Chief Judge, High Court of Ogun State

Hon. Justice M. Fasanmi

Ondo

4/4/51

28/6/75

15/2/08

4/4/2021

Judge, High Court of Justice Ondo State Acting Chief Judge, High Court of Ondo State

Hon. Juctice R.O. Nwodo

Anambra

1/11/58

/7/83

15/2/08

1/11/2028

Judge, High Court of Enugu StateJudge, Federal High Court

Hon. Justice Adamu Jauro

Gombe

26/6/59

10/7/81

15/2/08

26/6/2029

Judge, High Court of Gombe State

Hon. Justice Abubakar Alkali Abba

Adamawa

22/11/46

19/6/75

16/7/2010

22/11/2016

Judge, High Court of Adamawa State

Hon. Justice Joseph S. Ikygh

Benue

17/3/58


16/7/2010

17/3/2028

Judge, High Court of Benue State

Hon. Justice Tom S. Yakubu

Kogi

12/6/53

18/7/80

16/7/2020

12/6/2023

Judge, High Court of Benue State

Hon. Justice Joseph Tin Tur

Benue

19/12/55

1980

16/7/2010

19/12/2025

Judge, High Court of Benue State

Hon. Justice Rita Nosakhare Pemu

Edo

06/03/53

1977

16/7/2010

6/3/2023

Judge, High Court of Delta State

Hon. Justice Chinwe E.E. Iyizoba

Anambra

19/01/50

1977

16/7/2010

19/1/2020

Judge, High Court of Anambra State

Hon. Justice Philomena Nbua Ekpe

Cross River

02/08/50

1975

16/7/2010

2/8/2020

Judge, High Court of Cross Rivers State

Hon. Justice Samuel chukwudumebi Oseji

Delta

02/06/54

1985

16/7/2010

2/6/2024

Judge, High Court of Delta State

Hon. Justice Mohammed Ambi-Usi Danjuma

Taraba

30/03/60

August 1984

16/7/2010

30/3/2030

Judge, High Court of Taraba State

Hon. Justice Haruna Moh’d Tsammani

Bauchi

23/11/59

1982

16/7/2010

23/11/2029

Judge, High Court of  Bauchi State

Hon. Justice Ita George Mbabai

Akwa Ibom

20/02/55

1985

16/7/2010

20/2/2025

Judge, High Court of Akwa Ibom State

Hon. Justice Isaiah Olufemi Akeju

Ekiti

21/10/55

1983

16/7/2010

21/10/2025

Judge, High Court of Ekiti State

Hon. Justice Tunde Oyebanji Awotoye

Osun

08/05/57

1981

16/7/2010

8/5/2027

Judge, High Court of  Osun State

Hon. Justice Moore Aseimo A. Adumein

Bayelsa

06/05/64

1984

16/7/2020

6/5/2034

Judge, High Court of Bayelsa State

Hon.Justice Obande F. Ogbuinya

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Uchechukwu Onyemenam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Ibrahim S. Bdliya

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Abiriyi J. Shehu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Obietonbara O. Daniel-Kalio

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Onyekachi A. Otisi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Stephen Jonah Adah

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Fatima O. Akinbami

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Habeeb Adewale Abiru

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Peter Olabisi Ige

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Tijjani Abubakar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Emmanuel Agim

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Justice Ifeoma Jombo-Ofo

 

 

 

 

 

 



DIVISIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEAL

1.       Abuja (Headquarters)

2.       Lagos

3.       Kaduna

4.       Ibadan

5.       Enugu

6.       Benin

7.       Jos

8.       Port Harcourt

9.       Abuja

10.     Calabar

11.     Ilorin

12.     Owerri

13.     Sokoto

14.     Yola

15.     Ekiti

16.     Akure

17.     Makurdi