Judiciary

NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL

 

HON. JUSTICE MAHMUD MOHAMMED, GCON
HON. JUSTICE MAHMUD MOHAMMED, GCON. Chief Justice of Nigeria

 


The National Judicial Council (NJC) is one of the Federal Executive Bodies created by virtue of Section 153 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and it is the Apex body for the Judiciary. The National Judicial Council was created and vested with enormous powers and functions which the erstwhile Advisory Judicial Committee (AJC) it replaced, did not have.

SET GOALS OF NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL

The Set Goals of the National Judicial Council include:

  1. An entrenched and preserved independent Judiciary
  2. A judiciary that is committed to the rule of law
  3. A financially autonomous Judiciary
  4. A pro-active and vibrant Judiciary that has Judicial Officers and staff with proven integrity and impeccable character
  5. A dynamic Judiciary manned by officers with various background, discipline, experience and competence
  6. A judiciary that is information technology driven and equipped with the latest stenographic recording machines


POWERS OF THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL

By the provision of Paragraph 21 of Part One of the Third Schedule to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended;
The National Judicial Council shall have the power to:

1. Recommend to the President from among the list of persons submitted to it by -

the Federal Judicial Service Commission, persons for appointment to the Offices of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Justices of the Supreme Court, the President and Justices of the Court of Appeal, the Chief Judge and Judges of the Federal High Court, and

the Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, persons for appointment to the Offices of the Chief Judge and Judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the Grand Kadi and Kadis of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and the President and Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja;

2. recommend to the President the removal from office of the Judicial Officers specified in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph, and to exercise disciplinary control over such Officers;
3. recommend to the Governors from among the list of persons submitted to it by the State Judicial Service Commissions persons for appointments to the Offices of the Chief Judges of the States and Judges of the High Courts of the States, the Grand Kadis and Kadis of the Sharia Courts of Appeal of the States; and President and Judges of the Customary Courts of Appeal of the States;
4. recommend to the Governors the removal from office of the Judicial Officers specified in sub-paragraph (c) of this paragraph, and to exercise disciplinary control over such officers;
5. collect, control and disburse all moneys, capital and recurrent, for the judiciary;
6. advise the President and Governors in any matter pertaining to the judiciary as may be referred to the Council by the President or the Governors;
7. appoint, dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over Members and staff of the Council;
8. control and disburse all monies, capital and recurrent, for the services of the Council; and
9. deal with all other matters relating to broad issues of policy and administration.
10. The Secretary of the Council shall be appointed by the National Judicial Council on the recommendation of the Federal Judicial Service Commission and shall be a Legal Practitioner.”

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Pursuant to its Constitutional powers in Section 158 & Paragraph 21 Sub-paragraph (i) of Part One of the Third Schedule to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, the Council has the following functions and responsibilities:

1. Screening/Interview of Candidates/Judges/Justices for Judicial Appointments
The Council screens/interviews all candidates/Judges/Justices for appointment to all Superior Courts of Record (Customary Court of Appeal, Sharia Court of Appeal, High Court of Justice, National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Federal High Court, Court of Appeal & the Supreme Court), in the Federation.
“Screening and interview of all candidates nominated for Judicial appointments to Superior Courts of Record in the Federation is a new guideline to allow for competition among candidates and transparency in the selection mechanism for judicial appointments”.
2. Performance Evaluation Of Judicial Officers Of Superior Courts Of Record In The Federation
The Judges’ Performance Evaluation Committee of the National Judicial Council assesses and evaluates the performances of all Judicial Officers in the Federation based on their quarterly Returns of cases to the Council.
“The Report of the Performance Evaluation of Judicial Officers in Superior Courts of Records in the Federation is used as a yardstick and mechanism to discipline Judges and to determine the actual needs of Courts vis-a-vis appointment of Judges and for budget consideration. The report is also considered by Council when Judicial Officers from Customary Court of Appeal, Sharia Court of Appeal, High Court of Justice, National Industrial Court and Federal High Court are being recommended for appointment to the Court of Appeal and also from the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court.”
3. Budget
The Council prepares the Capital and Recurrent budget for the Federal Judiciary; and also the Recurrent budget for the State Judicial Offices (High Court of Justice, Sharia Court of Appeal and Customary Court of Appeal), in respect of their Consolidated Salaries, allowances and overhead cost.
4. Pensions Of Retired Federal Judicial Officers
The National Judicial Council is responsible for payment of gratuities and pensions of all retired Federal Judicial Officers vide the Federal Judicial Officers (Administration of Pension) Act 2007.
5. Due Process on Procurements and Contracts
The Due Process Committee of the National Judicial Council ensures that all Contracts and procurements above a certain threshold in the Federal Judiciary are vetted in compliance with the Procurement Act.
6. Federal Judiciary Tenders Board
The Board awards Contracts that are above the thresholds of Courts and Judicial Bodies in the Federal Judiciary (Procurement Act).
7. Budget Monitoring, Projects & Contracts Evaluation
In line with government policy, as it is done in the other Arms of Government, the Council monitors projects execution and evaluates all contracts awarded in the Federal Judiciary.

STRUCTURE OF THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL

Office of The Secretary –
The Office is the pivot around which all the activities of the Council revolve. It is the administrative office of the Council. The Office co-ordinates and supervises all activities of the Council including Council Meetings, disbursement and monitoring of funds. The success or failure of the Departments & Units in the Council depends on the Office. The Office liaises with other Arms of Government and Agencies to achieve the goals of the Council, among others.
Administration Department
The Department has the primary function of dealing with all matters bordering on appointments, promotion a n d discipline of Staff of the Council. It also liaises with other relevant government agencies on Establishment matters.
Planning, Research and Statistics Department
The Department coordinates and supervises all matters relating to planning policies, programmes and data management. The Department also prepares the Budget of the Federal Judiciary and State Judicial Offices. The Department is also the Secretariat of the Committees on Performance Evaluation of Judicial Officers of Superior Courts of Records, Budget Monitoring and Evaluation, Due Process and Judicial Information Technology Policy (JITPCO).
Finance and Accounts Department
The Department is responsible for processing, collection and disbursement of all monies, Capital and Recurrent, for the Judiciary and also for the service of the Council. The Department is also responsible for rendering Financial Returns to different appropriate government offices.
Audit Department
The Department audits the Account Books of the Council and Superior Courts of Record with respect to funds released to them by the National Judicial Council. It also advises the Council on all audit matters
Information Department
The Department is the chief image maker of the Council. It is a repository of information for the Council and the Judiciary. It liaises with the media on all judicial matters. It handles all public relations and Protocol matters of the Council.
Judges Performance and Evaluation Department
The Department is responsible for the administration of all secretarial matters relating to quarterly assessment of the performance of Judicial Officers in the Federation vide Returns of Cases submitted. The Department also oversees the Legal Unit of the Council.


Pension Unit
The Unit pays the Pensions of all retired Federal Judicial Officers in line with the Federal Judicial Officers (Administration of Pension) Act, 2007. It is responsible for receipt and remittance of Employer and Employee Contributions for the Federal Judiciary Staff under the Contributory Pension Scheme (Pension Reforms Act 2004).

Procurement Unit
The Unit is responsible for all procurement and contract administration in the Council. The Unit is also the Secretariat of the National Judicial Council Departmental Tenders Board. The Head of the Unit is the Secretary of the Board.

COMPOSITION OF THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL
By the provision of Paragraph 20 of Part One of the Third Schedule to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended: -
The national Judicial Council shall comprise the following Members: -
• The Chief Justice of Nigeria, who shall be the chairman;
• The next most senior Justice of the supreme Court who shall be the Deputy chairman
• The President of the Court of Appeal;
• Five retired Justices selected by the Chief Justice of Nigeria from the Supreme Court or Court of Appeal;
• The chief Judge of the Federal High Court;
• The President, National Industrial Court;
• Five Chief Judges of State to be appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria from among the Chief Judges of the States and of the High Court of the Federal Territory, Abuja in rotation to serve for two years;
• One Grand Kadi to be appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria from among Grand Kadis of the Sharia Courts of Appeal to serve in rotation for two years;
• One President of the Customary Court of Appeal to be appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria from among the Presidents of the Customary Courts of Appeal to serve in rotation for two years;
• Five members of the Nigerian Bar Association who have been qualified to practice for a period of not less than fifteen years, at least one of whom shall be a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria on the recommendation of the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association to serve for two years and subject to re-appointment: Provided that the five members shall sit in the Council only for the purposes of considering the names of persons for appointment to the superior courts of record; and
• Two person not being Legal Practitioners, who in the opinion of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, are of unquestionable integrity.

 CURRENT COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL

     1     

HON. JUSTICE MAHMUD MOHAMMED, GCON
Chief Justice of Nigeria

Chairman
2

HON. JUSTICE W. S. NKANU ONNOGHEN, CFR
Justice of the Supreme Court

Deputy Chairman
3

HON. JUSTICE Z. A. BULKACHUWA, CFR
President, Court of Appeal, Abuja

Member
 4 HON. JUSTICE E.O. AYOOLA, CON
Retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Former Chairman, ICPC, Abuja         
Member
 5

HON. JUSTICE I. F. OGBUAGBU, CON
Retired Justice of the Supreme Court

Member
 6

HON. JUSTICE S. A. AKINTAN, Ph.D, CON
Retired Justice of the Supreme Court

Member
 7

HON. JUSTICE UMARU ABDULLAHI, CON
(Walin Hausa) Former President, Court of Appeal

Member
 8

HON. JUSTICE V. A. O. OMAGE, OFR
Retired Justice of Court of Appeal

Member
 9

HON. JUSTICE I. N. AUTA, OFR
Chief Judge, Federal High Court

Member
 10

HON. JUSTICE B. A. ADEJUMO, OFR
President, National Industrial Court of Nigeria

Member
 11 HON. JUSTICE NASIR AJANAH, CON
Chief Judge, High Court of Justice, Kogi State
Member
 12

HON. JUSTICE A. S. DARAMOLA
Chief Judge, High Court of Justice, Ekiti State

Member 
 13

HON. JUSTICE HAKILAYALAH HEMAN, CON
Chief Judge, High Court of Justice, Gombe State

Member 
 14

HON. JUSTICE A. N. NWANKWO, CON
Chief Judge, High Court of Justice, Ebonyi State

Member 
 15

HON. JUSTICE OKOI IKPI ITAM
Chief Judge, High Court of Justice, Cross River State

Member 
 16

HON. GRAND KADI MUKHTAR IMAM JEGA
Hon. Grand Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Kebbi State

Member 
 17

HON. JUSTICE DANIEL A. AYAH
President, Customary Court of Appeal, Bayelsa State

Member 
 18

AUGUSTINE ALEGEH, SAN (NBA President)
Benin, Edo State

Member 
 19

OKEY WALI, SAN (Former NBA President)
Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

Member 
 20

DR. GARBA TETENGI, SAN, mni
Abuja, FCT, (NBA)

Member 
 21

MRS. PATRICIA IGWEBUIKE, Esq.
Enugu, Enugu State, (NBA)

Member 
 22

MR. TIJJANI INUWA-DUTSE, mni, MNIM
Dutse, Jigawa State (NBA)

Member 
 23

MRS. R. S. IBRAHIM, MON
Kano, Kano State

Member 
 24

MRS. R. I. INGA
Makurdi, Benue State

Member 
 25

DANLADI UMAR HALILU, ESQ, OON
National Judicial Council, Supreme Court Complex, Abuja

Secretary

 

 CURRENT MANAGEMENT STAFF OF THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL

1 Danladi Halilu, Esq, OON, LLB (Hons) ABU, BL, LLM (Unijos) Secretary to the Council
2 Mr. Eugene Ikechukwu Odukwu, B.A. (Hons) Ife, M. A. (Ibadan) Director, Administration Department
3 Alhaji Muhtari Abubakar Tambawel, B.Sc (Hons), BUK, M.Sc (East Anglia) Director, Planning, Research and Statistics Department
4 Mrs. Georginia Obioma Obingene, B.Sc (Hons) MBA, UNN, ACA. Director, Finance and Accounts Department
5 The Director PRS Oversees this Department Judges Performance and Evaluation Department
6 Mallam Hamza Yakubu, B.Sc (Acct), CNA, is an Assistant Director and the Head of the Department Audit Department
7 Adesoji O. Oye, Esq, B.A. (Hons) OSUA, LLB (Hons), Uni Abuja, B.L, MNIPR; is an Acting Director and Head of the Department          Information Department
8 Alhaji Ramalan Shehu Ma'aji, HND, (Acct.), CNA, is an Acting Director of Finance and Head of the Unit Pension Unit
9 Deji Owodolu, B.Sc (Acct) Abuja, CNA is a senior Accountant and the Head of the Unit Procurement Unit

 

 

 THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA

The Supreme Court of Nigeria, the Apex Court located in Abuja, was established on the 1st of October 1960 under the 1960 Act.

JURISDICTION OF THE SUPREME COURT
According to Section 232(1) of the 1999 Constitution, the Supreme Court shall, to the exclusion of any other court, have original jurisdiction in any dispute between the Federation and States if and in so far as that dispute involves any question (whether of law or fact) on which the existence or extent of a legal right depends. In Section 232(2), In addition to (1) above, the Supreme Court shall have such original jurisdiction as may be conferred upon it by any Act of the National Assembly: provided that no original jurisdiction shall be conferred upon the Supreme Court with respect to any criminal matter. By the provision of Section 233(1 of the 1999 Constitution, the Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other court of law in Nigeria, to hear and determine appeals from the Court of Appeal.

COMPOSITION OF THE SUPREME COURT
Section 230 provides that the Supreme Court of Nigeria shall consist of (a) the Chief Justice of Nigeria (b) such number of Justices of the Supreme Court, not exceeding twenty one as may be prescribed by Act of the National Assembly.
The administrative setup of the Court is being headed by the Chief Registrar who of course is the Chief Administrative/Accounting Officer. He is answerable to the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria; he is being assisted by three Deputy Chief Registrars, Heads of Departments, Registrars and other supporting staff.

 

 

 DAYS OF SITTING 

Mondays

• Civil Appeals
• Civil Motions

Tuesday

• Civil Appeals
• Civil Motions

Wednesday •Chambers Motions (Civil and Criminal)
Thursday

• Criminal Appeals
• Criminal Motions

Friday •Judgment Delivery

 

JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA

1. Mahmud Mohammed, GCON, Chief Justice of Nigeria
2. Hon. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, CFR
3. Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR
4. Hon. Justice Suleiman Galadima, CFR
5. Hon. Justice Olabode Rhodes - Vivour, CFR
6. Hon. Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, CFR
7. Hon. Justice Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili, CFR
8. Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola
9. Hon. Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad
10. Hon. Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi
11. Hon. Justice Kumai Bayang Aka'ahs, OFR
12. Hon. Justice M. O. Kudirat kekere-Ekun
13. Hon. Justice John Inyang Okoro
14. Hon. Justice Chima Centus Nweze
15. Hon. Justice Amiru Sanusi, OFR

http://supremecourt.gov.ng/


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-
• Any person has been validly elected to the office of President or Vice-President under this Constitution, or;
• The term of office of the President or Vice President has ceased; or
• The office of President or Vice-President has become vacant;
The Court also acts as the clearing house for judicial appeals coming from the:
• Courts of the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (High Courts, Customary Courts of Appeal, Sharia Courts of Appeal);
• 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. However, the Court of Appeal has the final appellate jurisdiction, to the exclusion of even the Supreme Court, over appeals arising from election petitions with regard to:
• Whether any person has been validly elected as a member of the National Assembly of a State under this Constitution; or
• Any person has been validly elected to the office of Governor or Deputy Governor.
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.


DIVISIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEAL

ABUJA HEADQUARTERS
Hon. Justice Zainab A. Bulkachuwa, CFR
President of the Court of Appeal

1. ABUJA DIVISION

Hon. Justice A. Aboki
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice A. D. Yahaya
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice M. A. A. Adumien
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice Akomolafe-Wilson
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice T. Y. Hassan
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice J. E. Ekanem
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice M. Mustapha
Justice of the Court of Appeal

2. AKURE DIVISION

Hon. Justice S. Denton-West
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice M.A. Owoade
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice M.A. Danjuma
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice J. S. Abiriyi
Justice of the Court of Appeal

3. BENIN DIVISION

Hon. Justice J. O. Bada
Presiding Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice P. M. Ekpe
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice H. A. Barka
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice M. N. Oniyangi
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice U. A. Ogakwu
Justice of the Court of Appeal

4. CALABAR DIVISION

Hon. Justice D. Adamu, CFR
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice I. M. M. Saulawa, Ag. PJ.
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice C. E. Nwosu-Iheme
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice O. A. Otisi
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice P. O. Elechi
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice J. O. K. Oyewole
Justice of the Court of Appeal

5. EKITI DIVISION

Hon. Justice A. O. Belgore
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice A. O. Lokulo-Sodipe
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice F. O. Akinbami
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice B. M. Ugo
Justice of the Court of Appeal

6. ENUGU DIVISION

Hon. Justice H. M. Ogunwumiju
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice M. A. R. Oredola
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice T. S. Yakubu
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice R. N. Pemu
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice E. Agim
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice M. O. Bolaji-Yusuf
Justice of the Court of Appeal

7. IBADAN DIVISION

Hon. Justice M. B. Dongban-Mensem
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice A. A. B. Gumel
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice H. S. Tsammani
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice O. O. Daniel-Kalio
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice N. Okoronkwo
Justice of the Court of Appeal

8. ILORIN DIVISION

Hon. Justice M. L. Tsamiya
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice H. Mukhtar
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice C. N. Uwa
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice U. Onyemenam
Justice of the Court of Appeal

9. JOS DIVISION

Hon. Justice A. G. Mshelia
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice A. Jauro
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice J. T. Tur
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice O. E. Williams-Dawodu
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice R. M. Abdullahi
Justice of the Court of Appeal

10. KADUNA DIVISION

Hon. Justice U. M. Abba Aji
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice I. O. Akeju
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice H. A. Abiru
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice O. A. Adefope-Okojie
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice A. A. Wambai
Justice of the Court of Appeal

11. LAGOS DIVISION

Hon. Justice A. A. Augie, CON
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice U.I. Ndukwe-Anyanwu
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice S. D. Bage
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice J.S. Ikyegh
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice C. E. Iyizoba
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice S. C. Oseji
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice T. Abubakar
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice Y. B. Nimpar
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice A. O. Obaseki-Adejumo
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice J. Y. Tukur
Justice of the Court of Appeal

12. MAKURDI DIVISION

Hon. Justice O. F. Omoleye
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice O. F. Ogubuinya
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice I. Jombo-Ofo
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice J. J. Jella
Justice of the Court of Appeal

13. OWERRI DIVISION

Hon. Justice R. C. Agbo
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice I. I. Agube
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice I. G. Mbaba
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice P. O. Ige
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice F. O. Oho
Justice of the Court of Appeal

14. PORT-HARCOURT DIVISION

Hon. Justice M. L. Garba
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice Ejembi Eko
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice T. N. Orji-Abadua
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice M. Fasanmi
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice S. J. Adah
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice B. S. Sanga
Justice of the Court of Appeal

15. SOKOTO DIVISION

Hon. Justice P. A. Galinje
Presiding Justice Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice T. O. Awotoye
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice M. L. Shuaibu
Justice of the Court of Appeal

16. YOLA DIVISION

Hon. Justice T. Abdullahi
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice J. H. C. Sankey, Ag. PJ

Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice S. T. Hussaini
Justice of the Court of Appeal
Hon. Justice B. A. Georgewill
Justice of the Court of Appeal

http://www.courtofappeal.com.ng

 

FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF NIGERIA

The Federal Revenue Court (as Federal High Court was then called) was established by the Federal Revenue Act 1973 (1973 No.13). The Court was renamed the “Federal High Court” by Section 228 (1) and 230 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1979.
Although the need was noted during the constitutional Conference leading to Independence, to establish a High Court for the determination of causes and matters within the Exclusive Legislative list, as is the customary in countries with the Federal System of Government, no step was however taken in that regard until the promulgation of the Federal Revenue Court Decree in 1973.
The Court as Federal Revenue Court (began with a President as the head of the court was then called) and four judges.
From its inception, controversies over its jurisdiction dogged every step of the Court. However, such controversies were finally settled with the enactment of Section 230(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979.Section 231 of the 1979 Constitution was replicated in the Federal High Court decree (Amendment) 1991(60) which amended Section 7 of the Federal High Court Act (1973); and conferred exclusive jurisdiction on the court in relation to the subject matters covered by section 7 of that Act, as amended.
Section 7 of the Federal High Court (Amendment) 1991 has now being re-enacted Civil Causes and Matters as section 251(1) (a) to (s) and of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended. Its jurisdiction in criminal matters are as provided in Section 251 (2) and (3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended and in such criminal matters as the National Assembly may by Act, confers jurisdiction on it. The Federal High Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the High Court of the FCT and State High Court in respect of fundamental Rights matters by virtue of Section 46(1) of the Constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria, 1999.
To facilitate the expeditious determination of Civil Causes and Matters before the Court, the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2000 was enacted by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court pursuant to Section 254 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended. The new Rules have several innovative provisions which cover all aspects of practice and procedure before the Court and have a (Fundamental objective) for a (just and expeditious disposition of cases) in view. In 2011, a new Admiralty Procedure Rules were made by the Chief Judge in order to aid a more expeditious hearing of maritime claims in which the Federal High Court has exclusive jurisdiction and which claims as with intellectual property rights, trade marks, patents and designs sometimes have international dimension which may involve foreign companies and interests.
The Federal High Court as a premier Court of first instance has recorded impressive growth since its inception in 1973 and has become, unarguably an important pillar amongst the Courts in the Federal Judiciary of Nigeria. From the pioneering Five Judges, the Court now has Eighty Two (82) Judges.
The Court has also grown structurally in terms of opening new Divisions in almost all the States of the Federation with Lagos state with two divisions having regard to the volume of cases filed there as the (Commercial Capital) of Nigeria.
The Court established Three Judicial Divisions within Two Years of its creation. Now, the Court has thirty-eight Judicial Divisions, spread across in thirty-six States of the country. The Court has put up its own building in the following twenty-four Divisions and in 2009, moved to its headquarters in Abuja.

1. Federal High Court ABUJA(HEAD QUARTERS)
2. Federal High Court ABAKALIKI
3. Federal High Court ABEOKUTA
4. Federal High Court AKURE
5. Federal High Court BENIN
6. Federal High Court CALABAR
7. Federal High Court ENUGU
8. Federal High Court IBADAN
9. Federal High Court ILORIN
10. Federal High Court JOS
11. Federal High Court KADUNA
12. Federal High Court KANO
13. Federal High Court KATSINA
14. Federal High Court LAFIA
15. Federal High Court LAGOS
16. Federal High Court LOKOJA
17. Federal High Court MAIDUGURI
18. Federal High Court MINNA
19. Federal High Court OSHOGBO
20. Federal High Court OWERRI
21. Federal High Court PORT-HARCOURT
22. Federal High Court SOKOTO
23. Federal High Court JALINGO
24. Federal High Court UMUAHIA
25. Federal High Court UYO
26. Federal High Court YOLA

JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF NIGERIA
1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999
25-(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this constitution and in addition to such other jurisdiction as may be conferred upon it by an Act of the National Assembly, the Federal High Court shall have and excise jurisdiction to the exclusion of any other Court in civil cases and matters.
(a) Relating to the revenue of the Government of the Federation in which the said Government or any organ thereof or a person suing or being sued on behalf of the said Government is a part;
(b) Connected with or pertaining to the taxation of companies and other bodies established or carrying on business in Nigeria and all other persons subject to Federal Taxation.
(c) Connected with or pertaining to customs and excise duties and export duties, including any claim by organist the Nigeria Customs Services or any member or officer thereof, arising from the performance of any duty imposed under any regulation relating to customs and excise duties and export duties.
(d) Connected with or pertaining to banking, banks other financial institutions including any action between one bank and another, any action by or against the Central Bank of Nigeria arising from banking, foreign exchange, coinage, legal tender, bills of exchange, letters of credit, promissory notes and other fiscal measures; Provided that this paragraph shall not apply to any dispute between an individual customer and his bank in respect of transactions between the individual customer and the bank;
(e) Arising from the operation of the Companies and Allied Matters Act or any other enactment replacing that Act or regulating the operation of companies incorporated under the Companies and Allied Matters Act.
(g) Any admiralty jurisdiction, including shipping and navigation the River Niger Benue and their effluents and on such other inland waterway as may be designated by any enactment to be an international waterway, all Federal Ports, (including constitution and powers of ports authorities for Federal Ports) and carriage by sea;
(h) Diplomatic, consular and trade representation;
(i) Citizenship, naturalization and aliens, deportation of persons who are not citizens of Nigeria, extradition, immigration into and emigration from Nigeria, passports and visas;
(j) Bankruptcy and insolvency
(k) Aviation and safety of aircraft;
(l) Arms, ammunition and explosives;
(m) Drugs and poisons;
(n) Mines and minerals (including Oil fields, Oil mining, geological surveys and natural gas);
(o) Weights and measures;
(p) The administration or the management and control of the Federal Government or any of its agencies;
(q) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the operation and interpretation of this Constitution in so far as it affects the Federal Government or any of its agencies;
(r) Any action or proceeding for a declaration or injunction affecting the validity of any executive or administrative action or decision by the Federal Government or any of its agencies; and
(s) Such other jurisdiction civil criminal and whether to the exclusion of any other court or not as may be conferred upon it by an Act of the National Assembly. Provided that noting in the provisions of paragraphs (p), (q) and (r) of this subsection shall prevent a person from seeking redress against the Federal Government or any of its agencies in an action for damages, injunction or specific performance where the action is based on any enactment, law or equity.
(2) The Federal High Court shall have and exercise jurisdiction and powers in respect of treason, treasonable felony and allied offences.
(3) The Federal High Court shall also have and exercise jurisdiction and powers in respect of criminal causes and matters in respect of which jurisdiction is conferred by subsection (1) of this section.
252 (1) For the purpose of excising any jurisdiction conferred upon it by this Constitution or as may be conferred by an Act of the National Assembly, the Federal High Court shall have all the powers of the High Court of a State.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the National Assembly may by law make provisions conferring upon the Federal High Court powers additional to those conferred by this section as may appear necessary or desirable for enabling the Court more effective to exercise its jurisdiction.
253. The Federal High Court shall be duty constituted of at least one judge of that Court.
254. Subject to the provision of any Act of the National Assembly, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court may make rules for regulating the practice and procedure of the Federal High Court.
II. Tribunals (Certain Consequential Amendments, etc) Decree No. 62 1999.

THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT
Hereby decrees as follows:
1. The enactments specified in the first column of parts I and II of the Scheduled to this Decree are amended to the extent set out in the second column of those parts of that Schedule.
2. (1) The Federal High Court or the High Court of a State, as the case may be, shall have jurisdiction to try the offences created under the enactment specified in the Schedule to this Decree.
(2) Accordingly, a tribunal established in any of the enactments specified in the Schedule to this Decree is hereby dissolved.
(3) A charge, claim or Court Process filed before a Tribunal established under any of the enactments specified in the Schedule to this Decree shall be deemed to have been duly filed or served before the Federal High Court or High Court of a State, as the case may be and such charge, claim and Court process shall deemed amended as to title, venue and such other matter as may be appropriate to give effect to this subsection without further assurance than this Decree.
(4) Any order, remand, decision or judgment made by a Tribunal before the commencement of this Decree is hereby preserved.
(5) A decision or judgment of a Tribunal made before the commencement of this Decree shall be enforced in accordance with the procedure or law relating to the enforcement of a decision or judgment of the Tribunal before the commencement of this Decree.
(6) Where before the commencement of this Decree, a matter has been concluded in a Tribunal way for any reason whatsoever unable to deliver the judgment, the judgment may be delivered by a Judge of the Federal High Court or the High Court of a State, as the case may be;
Provided that the judgment shall have been written.
3-(1) Where any part-heard matter is etc. pending before any Tribunal on the date of the making of this Decree the Judge
(a) May, if the parties to the proceedings agree in a civil cause, adopt the proceedings of the Tribunal concerned;
(b) Shall, in a criminal case, try the matter de novo pursuant to this Decree.
(2) All new proceedings shall be brought before the Court in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Court concerned.
4. All criminal proceedings brought before the Court relating to a matter for which the Court has jurisdiction under this decree shall be tried summarily in accordance with section 33 of the Federal High Court Act and rules of procedure made under that Act or under the equivalent section of the relevant High Court Law of the State concerned and rules of procedure made under the law.
5. A civil or criminal proceeding may be commenced and proceeded within any division of the Federal High Court notwithstanding the place of commission of the offence or a cause of action.
6. All proceeding pursuant to this Decree shall be given accelerated hearings.
7-(1) A person convicted or against whom a judgment is given under this Decree may, within 30 days of the conviction or judgment, appeal of the Court of Appeal.
(2) There shall be a right of appeal from a decision of the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court.
8. In this Decree, unless the context otherwise requires:-
“Court means the Federal High Court or the High Court of a State, as the case may be.
“Tribunal” means a Tribunal established under any of the enactments Specified in the schedule to this Decree. This Decree may be cited as the Tribunals (Certain Consequential Amendments, Etc) Decree 1999.

JUDICIAL DIVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT
1. Abuja Judicial Division - Federal Capital Territory
2. Abakiliki Judicial Division - Ebonyi
3. Abeokuta Judicial Division - Ogun
4. Ado-Ekiti Judicial Division - Ekiti
5. Akure Judicial Division - Ondo
6. Awka Judicial Division - Anambra
7. Asaba Judicial Division - Delta
8. Bauhci Judicial Division - Bauchi
9. Benin Judicial Division - Edo
10. Calabar Judicial Division - Cross River
11. Damaturu Judicial Division - Yobe
12. Dutse Judicial Division - Jigawa
13. Enugu Judicial Division - Enugu
14. Gusau Judicial Division - Zamfara
15. Gombe Judicial Division - Gombe
16. Ibadan Judicial Division - Oyo
17. Ikeja Judicial Division - Lagos
18. Ilorin Judicial Division - Kwara
19. Jalingo Judicial Division - Taraba
20. Jos Judicial Division - Plateau
21. Kaduna Judicial Division - Kaduna
22. Kano Judicial Division - Kano
23. Katsina Judicial Division - Katsina
24. Lafia Judicial Division - Nasarawa
25. Lagos Judicial Division - Lagos
26. Lokoja Judicial Division - Kogi
27. Maiduguri Judicial Division - Borno
28. Makurdi Judicial Division - Benue
29. Minna Judicial Division - Niger
30. Oshogbo Judicial Division - Osun
31. Owerri Judicial Division - Imo
32. Port-Harcourt Judicial Division - Rivers
33. Sokoto Judicial Division - Sokoto
34. Umuahia Judicial Division - Abia
35. Uyo Judicial Division - Akwa-Ibom
36. Warri Judicial Division - Delta
37. Yenagoa Judicial Division - Bayelsa
38. Yola Judicial Division - Adamawa and Taraba

JUDGES OF THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT
1. HON.JUSTICE IBRAHIM AUTA,OFR, FCI, Arb.
Honourable Chief Judge
2. HON.JUSTICE A. A.KAFARATI
3. HON.JUSTICE J.T.TSOHO
4. HON.JUSTICE C.M.A OLATOREGUN-ISHOLA
5. HON.JUSTICE B.F.M NYAKO
6. HON.JUSTICE M.LIMAN
7. HON.JUSTICE S.YAHUZA
8. HON.JUSTICE A.I CHIKERE
9. HON.JUSTICE S. SAIDU
10. HON.JUSTICE A.O.FAJI
11. HON.JUSTICE G.O.KOLAWOLE
12. HON.JUSTICE B.B.ALIYU
13. HON.JUSTICE A.F.A.ADEMOLA
14. HON.JUSTICE R. N.OFILI-AJUMOGOBIA
15. HON. JUSTICE A.L. ALLAGOA
16. HON. JUSTICE I.N. BUBA
17. HON. JUSTICE B.O. KUEWUNMI
18. HON. JUSTICE M.G. UMAR
19. HON. JUSTICE A.R. MOHAMMED
20. HON. JUSTICE R.M. AIKAWA
21. HON. JUSTICE P.I. AJOKU
22. HON.JUSTICE S.M.SHUAIBU
23. HON.JUSTICE A.A.OKEKE
24. HON.JUSTICE Z.B.ABUBAKAR
25. HON.JUSTICE I.M.SANI
26. HON.JUSTICE S.E.CHUKWU
27. HON.JUSTICE I.E EKWO
28. HON.JUSTICE M.B.IDRIS
29. HON.JUSTICE M.T.SALIHU
30. HON.JUSTICE M.A.ONYETENU
31. HON.JUSTICE O.E.ABANG
32. HON.JUSTICE D.V.AGISHI
33. HON.JUSTICE M.S.ABUBAKAR
34. HON.JUSTICE I.B.GAFAI
35. HON.JUSTICE F.A.OLUBANJO
36. HON.JUSTICE M.N.YUNUSA
37. HON.JUSTICE I.L.OJUKWU
38. HON.JUSTICE B.O.QUADRI
39. HON.JUSTICE B.G.ASHIGAR
40. HON.JUSTICE E.A.OBILE
41. HON.JUSTICE C.J.ANEKE
42. HON.JUSTICE D.U.OKOROWO
43. HON.JUSTICE AYUA PHEOBE MSUEN
44. HON.JUSTICE N.AYO-EMMANUEL
45. HON.JUSTICE MUHAMMED LAWAL ABUBAKAR
46. HON.JUSTICE F.O.GIWA-OGUNBANJO
47. HON.JUSTICE MUSA HARUNA KURYA
48. HON.JUSTICE EVELYN NMASINULO ANYADIKE
49. HON.JUSTICE UCHE NMA AGOMOH
50. HON.JUSTICE OLUREMI OMOWUNMI OGUNTOYINBO
51. HON.JUSTICE NGANJIWA HYELADZIRA AJIYA
52. HON. JUSTICE FATUN ODOHI RIMAN
53. HON.JUSTICE YELLIN S.BOGORO
54. HON.JUSTICE ROSEMSRY O.DUGBO OGHOGHORIE
55. HON.JUSTICE TAIWO OBAYOMI TAIWO
56. HON.JUSTICE IBRAHIM WATILA
57. HON.JUSTICE MALLONG PETER HOOMMUK
58. HON.JUSTICE ISA HAMMA ADAMA DASHEN
59. HON.JUSTICE HASSAN DIKKO
60. HON.JUSTICE JUDE KANYIOH DAGAT
61. HON.JUSTICE OLAYINKA OLUSEGUN TOKODE
62. HON.JUSTICE SIMON AKPAH AMOBEDA
63. HON.JUSTICE JANE EGIENANWAN INYANG
64. HON.JUSTICE DANIEL EMEKA OSIAGOR
65. HON.JUSTICE PROF.CHUKA AUSTINE OBIOZOR
66. HON.JUSTICE INIEKENIMI NICHOLAS OWEIB
67. HON.JUSTICE HASSAN MUSLIM SULE
68. HON.JUSTICE HADIZA RABIU SHAGARI
69. HON.JUSTICE SALEH KOGO IDRISSA
70. HON.JUSTICE JOYCE OBEHI ABDULMALIK
71. HON.JUSTICE HILIARY IDE OSHO OSHOMAH
72. HON.JUSTICE FADIMA MURTALA AMINU
73. HON.JUSTICE TOYIN BOLAJI ADEGOKE
74. HON.JUSTICE JAMES KOLAWOLE OMOTOSHO
75. HON.JUSTICE NEHIZENA IDEMUDIA EKUNWE
76. HON.JUSTICE STEPHEN DAYLOP PAM
77. HON.JUSTICE AKINTAYO ALUKO
78. HON.JUSTICE DR. NNAMDI O.DIMGBA
79. HON.JUSTICE EMEKA NWITE
80. HON.JUSTICE ABDULAZEEZ M.Z. ANKA
81. HON.JUSTICE ABDU DOGO
82. HON.JUSTICE ADAMU TURAKI MUHAMMED

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NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT OF NIGERIA

Attempt by Nigerian government to provide an efficient legal framework for the settlement of trade disputes dates back to 1941 with the promulgation of the Trade Disputes (Arbitration and Inquiry) (Lagos) Ordinance of 1941. Under this ordinance, only ad hoc bodies in the form of arbitration tribunals could be set up to handle trade disputes and it left the role of government to be merely discretionary at the instance or invitation of the parties. This ordinance was only applicable to Lagos until when the Trade Disputes (Arbitration and Inquiry) (Federal Application) Ordinance of 1957 was passed.

JURISDICTION OF THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT OF NIGERIA
The court has exclusive jurisdiction in civil cases and matters relating to or connected with any labour, employment, trade unions, industrial relations and matters arising from workplace, the conditions of service, including health, safety, welfare of labour, employee, worker and matter incidental thereto or connected therewith. The court also has exclusive jurisdiction in civil matters relating to, connected with or arising from Factories Act, Trade Disputes Act, Trade Unions Act, Workmen’s Compensations Act or any other Act or Law relating to labour, employment, industrial relations, workplace or any other enactment replacing the Acts or Laws.
Appeals also lie from the Court to the Court of Appeal as contained in Chapter IV of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999. The National Industrial Court consists of the President of the Court and not less than twelve Judges. Presently the National Industrial Court is manned by the President and nine other Judges.
Section 254C of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Third Alteration) Act 2010 provides as follows:

1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 251, 257, 272 and anything contained in this Constitution and in addition to such other jurisdiction as may be conferred upon it by an Act of the National Assembly, the National Industrial Court shall have and exercise jurisdiction to the exclusion of any other court in civil cases and matters-
2. Relating to or connected with any labour, employment, trade unions, industrial relations and matters arising from workplace, the conditions of service, including health, safety, welfare of labour, employee, worker and matter incidental thereto or connected therewith;
3. Relating to, connected with or arising from Factories Act, Trade Disputes Act, Trade Unions Act, Workmen’s Compensations Act or any other Act or Law relating to labour, employment, industrial relations, workplace or any other enactment replacing the Acts or Laws;
4. Relating to or connected with the grant of any order restraining any person or body from taking part in any strike, lockout or any industrial action, or any conduct in contemplation or in furtherance of a strike, lock-out or any industrial action and matter connected therewith or related thereto;
5. Relating to or connected with any dispute over the interpretation and application of the provisions of Chapter IV of this Constitution as it relates to any employment, labour, industrial relations, trade unionism, employers association or any other matter which the court has jurisdiction to hear and determine;
6. Relating to or connected with any dispute arising from national minimum wage for the Federation or any part thereof and matters connected therewith or arising therefrom;
7. Relating to or connected with unfair labour practice or international best practices in labour, employment and industrial relation matters;
8. Relating to or connected with any dispute arising from discrimination or sexual harassment at the workplace;
9. Relating to, connected with or pertaining to the application or interpretation of international labour standard;
10. Connected with or related to child labour, child abuse, human trafficking or any matter connected therewith or related thereto;
11. Relating to the determination of any question as to the interpretation and application of any-
i. collective agreement;
ii. award or order made by an arbitral tribunal in respect of a
trade dispute or a trade union dispute;
iii. award or judgment of the court;
iv. term of settlement of any trade dispute;
v. trade union dispute or employment dispute as may be
recorded in a memorandum of settlement;
vi. trade union constitution, the constitution of an association
of employers or any association relating to employment,
labour, industrial relations or work place;
vii. dispute relating to or connected with any personnel matter
arising from any free trade zone in the Federation or any part
thereof;
1. Relating to or connected with trade disputes arising from payment or nonpayment of salaries, wages, pensions, gratuities, allowances, benefits and any other entitlement of any employee, worker, political or public office holder, judicial officer or any civil or public servant in any part of the Federation and matters incidental thereto;
2. Relating to-
i. appeals from the decisions of the Registrar of Trade Unions, or
matters relating thereto or connected therewith;
ii. appeals from the decisions or recommendations of any
administrative body or commission of enquiry, arising from or
connected with employment, labour, trade unions or industrial
relations; and
iii. such other jurisdiction, civil or criminal and whether to the
exclusion of any other court or not, as may be conferred upon it by
an Act of the National Assembly;
iv. relating to or connected with the registration of collective agreements.
3. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Constitution, the National Industrial Court shall have the jurisdiction and power to deal with any matter connected with or pertaining to the application of any international convention, treaty or protocol of which Nigeria has ratified relating to labour, employment, workplace, industrial relations or matters connected therewith.
4. The National Industrial Court may establish an Alternative Dispute Resolutions Centre within the Court premises on matters on which jurisdictions are conferred on the Court by this Constitution or any other Act or Law:
Provided that nothing in this subsection shall preclude the National Industrial Court from entertaining and exercising appellate and supervisory jurisdiction over an arbitral tribunal or commission, administrative body, or board of inquiry in respect of any matter that the National Industrial Court has jurisdiction to entertain or any other matter as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly or any Law in force in any part of the Federation.
5. The National Industrial Court shall have and exercise jurisdiction and powers to entertain any application for the enforcement of the award, decision, ruling or order made by any arbitral tribunal or commission, administrative body, or board of inquiry relating to, connected with, arising from or pertaining to any matter of which the National Industrial Court has the jurisdiction to entertain.
6. The National Industrial Court shall have and exercise jurisdiction and powers in criminal causes and matters arising from any cause or matter of which jurisdiction is conferred on the National Industrial Court by this section or any Act of the National Assembly or by any other Law.
7. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this constitution, appeal shall lie from the decision of the National Industrial Court from matters in sub-section 5 of this section to the Court of Appeal.
Section254D- (1) provides further thus:
For the purpose of exercising any jurisdiction conferred upon it by this Constitution or as may be conferred by an Act of the National Assembly, the National Industrial Court shall have all the powers of a High Court.
Sub-section (2) of section 254D provides:
Notwithstanding sub-section (1) of this section, the National Assembly may by law, make provisions conferring upon the National Industrial Court powers additional to those conferred by this section as may appear necessary or desirable for enabling the court to be more effective in exercising its jurisdiction”.

JUDICIAL DIVISIONS OF THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT

1. Abuja Judicial Division
No. 10, Port Harcourt Crescent, Off Gimbia Street, Area 11, P.M.B. 623, Garki-Abuja, FCT Nigeria.
2. Lagos Judicial Division
31 Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi Lagos, Lagos State
3. Kano Judicial Division
GP 381, New Court Road, Gyadi-Gyadi, Kano, Kano State
4. Enugu Judicial Division
No. 6, Aguleri Street, Independence Layout, GRA Enugu, Enugu State
5. Jos Judicial Division
No. 34A, DB Zang Way, Jos, Plateau State
6. Maiduguri Judicial Division
Bama Road, Opp. Gate 3 University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State
7. Ibadan Judicial Division
Court Road, Opp. Federal High Court, Off Adeoyo Ring Road, Iyaganku GRA, Ibadan, Oyo State.
8. Calabar Judicial Division
44/45 Murtala Mohammed Highway, Opposite Federal High Court, Calabar, Cross River State.
9. Owerri Judicial Division
No. 4 Dougla Road, Oweeri, Imo State
10. Makurdi Judicial Division
Adjacent Bank of Agriculture, Makurdi-Aliade Road, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
11. Yenagoa Judicial Division
No. 3 Captain Amangala Street, Ovom, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
12. Ekiti Judicial Division
High Court Complex, Fajuyi Road, Opposite Fajuyi Park, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State
13. Akure Judicial Division
Alfred Rewane Road, Alagbaka Estate, GRA, Akure, Ondo State
14. Yola Judicial Division
No. 9 Kashim Ibrahim Way, Yola, Adamawa State
15. Sokoto Judicial Division
Opp. Federal Government College, Kano Road, Sokoto, Sokoto State
16. Gombe Judicial Division
Ashaka Road, Opp. Police Zonal Office, Gombe, Gombe State
17. Kaduna Judicial Division
No. 21/23, Swimming Pool Road, Kabala Doki, Kaduna, Kaduna State
18. Port Harcourt Judicial Division
Rivers State Judiciary Complex, Okrika Road, GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
19. Uyo Judicial Division
Former Federal High Court Building, No. 217, Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State
20. Bauchi Judicial Division
Former Federal High Court Premises, 4 Club Close, Off Attahiru Bafarawa Street, GRA Bauchi, Bauchi State
21. Awka Judicial Division
Customary Court of Appeal Premises, Court Road, Awka, Anambra State
22. Abakiliki Judicial Division
High Court of Justice Complex, Opp. Government House, Abakiliki, Ebonyi State
23. Minna Judicial Division
No. 2 Ibrahim Babangida Way, Opp. Paiko Police Station, Minna, Niger State
24. Asaba Judicial Division
Court Road, Beside High Court of Delta State, GRA, Asaba, Delta State


JUDGES OF THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT

1. Honourable Justice B. A. Adejumo, OFR, FCIArb, FNIM, FNILS - President of the National Industrial court
2. Hon. Justice Benedict Bakwaph Kanyip, PhD.
3. Hon. Justice Maureen Nkechinyereugo Esowe
4. Hon. Justice Faustinah Iyabode Kola-Olalere
5. Hon. Justice Osatohanmwen Ayodele Obaseki-Osaghae
6. Hon. Justice James Terseer Agbadu - FISHIM, PhD.
7. Hon. Justice Edith Neolita Nneka Agbakoba
8. Hon. Justice Anthonia Ndidi Ubaka
9. Hon. Justice Olufunke Yemi Anuwe
10. Hon. Justice John Dele Peters
11. Hon. Justice Rakiya Bosede Haastrup
12. Hon. Justice Oyejoju Oyebiola Oyewumi
13. Hon. Justice Kenneth Ikechukwu Amadi
14. Justice Peter Odo Lifu
15. Hon. Justice Waziri Abali
16. Hon. Justice Rabi Haliru Gwandu
17. Hon. Justice Lawal Mani
18. Hon. Justice Ebeye David Eseimo Isele

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FCT AND STATE COURTS

In the FCT and states, there is established a High Court and Sharia Court of Appeal and Customary Court of Appeal in some states as follows: -
1. HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE FCT
2. SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL OF THE FCT
3. CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL OF THE FCT
4. ABIA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
5. ABIA STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
6. ADAMAWA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
7. ADAMAWA STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
8. ADAMAWA STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
9. AKWA IBOM STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
10. AKWA IBOM STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
11. ANAMBRA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
12. ANAMBRA STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
13. BAUCHI STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
14. BAUCHI STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
15. BAYELSA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
16. BAYELSA STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
17. BENUE STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
18. BENUE STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
19. BORNO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
20. BORNO STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
21. CROSS RIVER STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
22. CROSS RIVER STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
23. DELTA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
24. DELTA STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
25. EBONYI STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
26. EBONYI STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
27. EDO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
28. EDO STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
29. EKITI STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
30. ENUGU STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
31. ENUGU STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
32. GOMBE STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
33. GOMBE STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
34. IMO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
35. IMO STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
36. JIGAWA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
37. JIGAWA STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
38. KADUNA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
39. KADUNA STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
40. KADUNA STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
41. KANO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
42. KANO STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
43. KATSINA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
44. KATSINA STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
45. KEBBI STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
46. KEBBI STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
47. KOGI STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
48. KOGI STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
49. KOGI STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
50. KWARA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
51. KWARA STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
52. LAGOS STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
53. NASARAWA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
54. NASARAWA STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
55. NASARAWA STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
56. NIGER STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
57. NIGER STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
58. OGUN STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
59. OGUN STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
60. ONDO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
61. ONDO STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
62. OSUN STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
63. OSUN STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
64. OYO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
65. OYO STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
66. PLATEAU STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
67. PLATEAU STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
68. PLATEAU STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
69. RIVERS STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
70. RIVERS STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
71. SOKOTO STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
72. SOKOTO STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
73. TARABA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
74. TARABA STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
75. TARABA STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
76. YOBE STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
77. YOBE STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
78. ZAMFARA STATE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
79. ZAMFARA STATE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL

 

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