December 3, 2020

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem has been confirmed as the President of the Court of Appeal.
President Muhammadu Buhari, had in a letter urged the Senate to approve the nomination of Justice Dongban-Mensem as the PCA.

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem


She was confirmed after a report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters by Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele.
Bamidele said no petition was received against her nomination.

Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (Chairman C’tee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters


“The nominee is a fit and proper person for appointment as the President of the Court of Appeal. The Committee recommends that the Senate do confirm the nomination of Hon. Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem as Honourable President of the Court of Appeal,”.


Senator Ike Ekweramdu congratulated the nominee, saying women are making progress in the scheme of things.
He said, “This is because Justice Mendem is succeeding a woman who served and retired in the same capacity.”


Ekweremadu urged the new President of the Court of Appeal to join forces with others to carry out reforms in the justice system especially in election matters.
Hon. Justice M.B. Dongban-Mendem is confirmed as the Honorable President of the Court of Appeal.

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