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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the nomination of Monica Dongban-Mensem, acting president of the court of appeal, to the senate for confirmation.
This was announced in a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, on Monday, 8th June 2020.
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.
According to the information published by the NJC, Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem was born on 13th June, 1957, to the family of M.B. Douglas-Mensem; a retired Appeal Court Justice.
The Justice hails from Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State. He got both her LL.B and LL.M degrees from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He was a Visiting Lecturer on Press Law at the Catholic Media Centre, Kaduna from 1988-1992 and Part-time Lecturer at the University of Jos between 1989 and 1997.
From 1990-1993, Justice Dongban-Mensem served as Deputy Chief Registrar, Superior Courts and Protocol Affairs, and was appointed Judge, High Court of Justice, Plateau Judiciary from 1993-1996.
Hon Justice Dongban-Mensem transferred his service to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Judiciary in 1997, where he served until he was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2003.
He was sworn-in as the Acting President, Court of Appeal, on March 6, 2020, by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Until this recent elevation, Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem was the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, and Life Member of Body of Benchers.
His leisure is writing, reading, golfing working with children, women and the elderly. The judge is a mother of four children and two grandchildren.