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General News of Tuesday, 20 April 2021


Buhari nominates Justice Garba as Chief Judge of FCT High Court

President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter to the Senate requested the approval of Justice Salisu Garba as the acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), High Court.

The request was read by Senate President Ahmad Lawa on the floor during plenary.

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad, had in January 2021, swore in Justice Garba as acting CJ of FCT High Court.

This comes after the retirement of Justice Ishaq Bello as CJ of the FCT High Court.

Garba hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.

He was called to bar in 1984 and completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1985.

Garba was appointed as Magistrate in FCT in 1989, The Nations reports.

He became the Chief Registrar of the FCT High Court in 1997. He was appointed a Judge of the FCT High Court in 1998.

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