NBA shortlist Olisa Agbakoba SAN, 8 others for appointment as Supreme Court Justices: Photos of Nominees.

Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has forwarded names of nine eligible applicants to the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, Judicial Service Commission, Walter Samuel Onnoghen, CFR, for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

This followed a rigorous process of short listing done by a select committee chairmanned by President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, A B Mahmoud, SAN with eight other eminent lawyers as members.

Applicants shortlisted by NBA for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court are the following :

(1)Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN. Year of Call : 1978 State. : Anambra

(2)Anthony Ikemefuna Idigbe, SAN, Year of Call : 1983 State. : Delta

(3) Yunus Ustas Usman, SAN , Year of Call : 1983 State : Kogi

(4)Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN. Year of Call : 1988 State. : Ondo

(5) Miannayaaja Essien, SAN, Year of Call : 1985 State. : Rivers

(6)Awa Uma Kalu, SAN, Year of Call : 1978 State. : Abia

(7) Professor Awalu Hamish Yadudu Year of Call : 1979 State. : Kano

(8)Tajudeen Oladoja Year of Call : 1985 State. : Kwara

(9) Ayuba Giwa. Year of Call : 1983 State. Edo

It is worth mentioning that the abovementioned applicants were shortlisted from a total of 89 Expressions of Interest that were meticulously scrutinized. It would be recalled that the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, CFR had earlier forwarded a request to President of NBA, A B Mahmoud, SAN “to nominate suitable candidate for consideration as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”


Omololu Kassim

NBA Media Manager


Here are the photos of the Nominees


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