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Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroNigerian Jurist and President of the Nigerian courts of appeals
Is Jurist
President
From Nigeria
Type Law
Politics
Genderfemale
Birth

Gombe State

Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, OFR (born March 1950) is a Nigerian Jurist and President of the Nigerian courts of appeals.

Law career

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. Prior to that appointment, she was a Judge at the High Court of Bauchi State. 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.

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.

Membership

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Nigerian Body of Benchers