BREAKING: Senate confirms Dongban-Mensem as Appeal Court President


The Nigerian Senate has confirmed Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the judge was confirmed after Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC-Ekiti State), Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters submitted a report to the Upper Chamber during Thursday plenary.

According to the lawmaker, no petition was received against her nomination, adding that the judge is fit and proper person for appointment.

“The committee interviewed her and received an explanation about her career. The appointment of the nominee satisfies the requirements of the constitution as amended,” Bamidele said.

“The nominee is a fit and proper person for appointment as the President of the Court of Appeal.

“Having screened the nominee and satisfied with her competence, the committee does recommend the confirmation of Monica Dongban-Mensem as the president of the court of appeal.”

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had extended the appointment of Justice Dongban-Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal.

In a statement on Friday by the Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the tenure of the Judge has been extended for another three months. It added that the appointment takes effect from June 3, 2020.

It added that the tenure extension is in line with Section 238(4) and (5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

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