Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa

Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, OFR (born March 1950) is a Nigerian Judge and Former President of the Nigerian courts of appeal[1][2]

Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa
Assumed office
April 17, 2014
Personal details
BornMarch 1950
Gombe State, Nigeria
Political partyNon partisian

LifeEdit

Justice Zainab was born on March 1950. She was Call to the bar in 1976 and was appointed to the bench of the Nigerian courts of appeals as Justice in 1998.[3] Prior to that appointment, she was a Judge at the High Court of Bauchi State.[4] She presided over the Sokoto State governorship election petition of 2007 and the suit in which Timipre Sylva's petition challenged the nomination of Seriake Dickson as the State flag-bearer of the Peoples' Democratic Party, a case that was dismissed by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.[5][6] On April 17, 2014, she was appointed as President of the Nigerian courts of appeals by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, sworn-in by Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria and first female Chief Justice of Nigeria.[7][8]

MembershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leadership Newspaper. "Bulkachuwa Becomes 1st Female Appeal Court President |". leadership.ng. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  2. ^ Powered by DMflex WebGen --- www.dmflex.com. "The Task Before Bulkachuwa, Articles | THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  3. ^ "Court of Appeal, Nigeria - Home". courtofappeal.gov.ng. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  4. ^ "Senate Confirms Zainab Bulkachuwa As Appeal Court President - Channels Television". channelstv.com. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  5. ^ "BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court dismisses Timipre Sylva's case against PDP, Bayelsa governor - Premium Times Nigeria". premiumtimesng.com. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  6. ^ "Supreme Court dismisses ex-Gov. Sylva's suit against Gov. Dickson's election – TODAY". today.ng. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  7. ^ Powered by DMflex WebGen --- www.dmflex.com. "CJN Asks Court of Appeal Judges to Avoid Conflicting Judgments, Political Associations, Articles | THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  8. ^ "BREAKING: Jonathan appoints Zainab Bulkachuwa as Court of Appeal President - Premium Times Nigeria". premiumtimesng.com. Retrieved 2015-04-28.