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President Jonathan Approves Appointment Of 12 Judges For Industrial Court

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of 12 new judges for the National Industrial Court.

A statement obtained by THEWILL signed by the Acting Director (Information) at the NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, said the President's approval was sequel to the recommendation of the council under the Chairmanship of Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, GCON.

The new judges are: the immediate past Chief Registrar of the court, Mrs. Rakiya B. Haastrup, the Registrar General, Abuja Multi-Door CourtHouse (AMDC), Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre, Abuja High Court, Mr. Waziri Abali and the Assistant Director (Administration) National Law Reform Commission, Abuja, Mrs Rabi H. Gwandu

Others are: The Director (Administration), Federal Judicial Service Commission, Abuja; Mr. Lawal Mani, the Assistant Chief Registrar, National Industrial Court, Jos Division; Mrs. Olufunke Yemi Anuwe, the Director of Studies, National Judicial Institute, Abuja; Mr. John Dele Peters, the Chief Magistrate I, FCT Judiciary, Abuja, Mrs. Oyejoju O. Oyewumi, the Director Civil Justice, Legal Aid Council, Abuja; Mrs. Edith N. N. Agbakoba and a Private Legal Practitioner, from Abia State Mr. Amadi Kenneth Ikechukwu.

Two other private legal practitioners, Mrs. Anthonia Ndidi Ubaka and Mr. Peter Odo Lifu as well as a Chief Magistrate I & DCR II at Bayelsa State Judiciary, Mr. Ebeye David E. Isele were also approved.

The statement said the Judges will be sworn-in by His Lordship, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council on Wednesday, the 22nd day of May, 2013 by 10 a.m. at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.