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NBA reveals 24 lawyers shortlisted for appointment as FCT High Court judges, seeks public scrutiny



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On Friday, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) revealed the names of 24 lawyers jostling for appointment as judges of the Federal Capital Territory High Court while calling for public scrutiny of the candidates.

The NBA National Publicity Secretary, Akorede Habeeb Lawal, disclosed this in a statement sent to ThePressNG on Friday, March 22, 2024.

He explained that the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), had requested the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to publish a notice calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified legal practitioners of Bauchi, Bayelsa, Enugu, Imo, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Oyo, Plateau. Rivers, Taraba, and Zamfara States origin, for appointment as Judges of the High Court of the FCT.

The notice was issued by the NBA and several lawyers applied.

The following names have now been identified,

12 out of the 24 candidates are expected to be appointed as judges.

Meanwhile, the NBA asked Nigerians to go through the names and make recommendations.

Lawal stated,