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Appeal Court: Buhari Appoints Justice Mensem as Acting President

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justice Dongban Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal.

According to a statement from the State House on Thursday, the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the appointment is for an initial period of three (3) months, with effect from March 6, 2020, when the incumbent President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, CFR, will statutorily retire from service.

The statement reads in part: “Justice Mensem, who is the next most senior Judge of the Court of Appeal, will be acting pending when a substantive appointment to the position of the President of the Court of Appeal may be made by President Buhari subject to the confirmation of the Senate.

“The President’s approval of the appointment of Justice Mensem, followed the recommendation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria in line with the provisions of Section 238(4) & (5) of the 1999 Constitution as amended”.

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