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BREAKING: President Buhari makes new appointment



President Muhammadu Buhari has made a new appointment.

The president has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem as the acting President of the Court of Appeal.

Onyxnews Nigeria reports that this development was made public by Garba Shehu, Spokesperson to the President, via micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday, 29 May 2020.


This reliable online news platform understands that the appointment which is expected to last for three months is to take effect from June 3, 2020.


Hon. Justice MB Dongban-Mensem was born on 13th June, 1957, to the family of M.B. Douglas-Mensem; a retired Appeal Court Justice.

Justice Dongban-Mensem who hails from Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State, got both her LL.B and LL.M degrees from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

From 1988 to 1992, she was a part-time lecturer on Press Law at the Catholic Media Centre, Kaduna 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 her service to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Judiciary in 1997, where she served until she was uplifted to the Court of Appeal in 2003.

She was sworn-in as the Acting President, Court of Appeal, on March 6, 2020, by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.


Until this recent upliftment, Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem was the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

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