President Buhari Finally Nominates Dongban-Mensem as Appeal Court President


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After pressure from various quarters, including a retired Colonel, Dangiwa Umar who wrote an open letter to the President, Buhari has finally nominated Justice Dongban-Mensem as President of the Appeal Court.

The appointment was announced by the senior special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Garba Shehu via a statement.


President Muhammadu Buhari, in-line with his constitutional responsibility has sent the nomination of Her Lordship, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, Acting President, Court of Appeal to the Senate for confirmation as President, Court of Appeal.

Justice Dongban-Mensem is a serving Justice of the Court of Appeal and was recommended, as is the practice, by the National Judicial Council for the nomination by the President.

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

Media & Publicity

June 8, 2020

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Before her nomination, Justice Dongban-Mensem had served two terms of three months each as acting president of the court of appeal.

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