Senate Confirms Justice Baba Yusuf as Federal Capital Territory Chief Judge

Senate Confirms Justice Baba Yusuf as Federal Capital Territory Chief Judge

  • Justice Husseini Yusuf's nomination as the chief judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court has been confirmed
  • The judge's nomination was confirmed by the lawmakers of the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, October 12
  • Yusuf's appointment was confirmed after the Senate committee on judicial matters' report was considered

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, October 12, confirmed the nomination of Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf as the chief judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court.

Justice Yusuf's confirmation was contained in a press statement released by the special assistant to Senate president, Ezrel Tabiowo.

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The Ninth Senate confirmed the appointment of Justice Yusuf as chief judge of the FCT High Court. Photo: Nigerian Senate
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Report from Senate committee on the judge

Tabiowo said the judge was confirmed following the consideration of a report by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

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Making a presentation on the floor of the plenary, the chairman of the committee, Senator Michael Bamidele, said Yusuf's nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari satisfies the requirements of the 1999 Constitution.

The Senator said his nomination is also in tandem with the Senate Standing Orders, 2015, as amended.

Justice Yusuf's experience as a judge

Describing the new FCT High Court judge as an experienced justice of Nigeria with vast experience, exposure, the Senator said Yusuf possesses the requisite leadership qualities of a judicial officer.

According to Bamidele, the new high court judge will effectively superintend over his responsibility with great magnitude and complexity.

He said the new chief judge who was appointed as acting chief of the court on August 1, 2021, held his position until he was recently appointed by the president.

He added until his confirmation, no petition or report has been made against the new chief judge and checks and investigations carried out by security agencies were positive.

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Meanwhile, previously reported the Nigerian Senate had set up a panel to probe the alleged mismanagement of funds in some agencies.

The panel also set up by lawmakers of the Senate threatened General Buba Marwa and Babagana Monguno with arrest warrants.

According to the panel, Marwa and Monguno had refused to honour the invitation extended to them regarding funds mismanagements in their agencies

Also, the Senate approved the appointment of members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) board.

The nominees were confirmed during the Senate plenary on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Members of the EFCC board confirmed include; George Abbah Ekpungu as Secretary (Cross River), Luqman Muhammed (Edo), Anumba Adaeze (Enugu); Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (Kwara), Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe).

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