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Hon. Justice Ibrahim Nyaure Buba


Hon. Justice Ibrahim Buba was born in Njawai, Taraba State on the Mambilla, Plateau (one of the most beautiful places in Nigeria). 


He had his early education in Government Secondary School Gembu, Taraba State and his LLB (Hons) from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, where he graduated with a Second Class Upper grade. He graduated from the Nigerian Law School with a Second Class Upper grade and was awarded with the Sir Lionel Brett award as the best graduating student in Criminal Procedure. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986.


He was elevated to the Nigerian bench in January 2004. He was the pioneer presiding Judge of the Federal High Court in Katsina, Nigeria and has served in different divisions of the Federal High Court including Port Harcourt, Asaba, Lafia and Jos. He is presently a Judge at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court of Nigeria. 

Prior to his appointment, he was a prosecutor at the Ministry of Justice, Benin, Nigeria, and a lecturer at the University of Maiduguri. He worked for various law firms across Nigeria, and later founded and became principal partner of Fama Firm, Kaduna, Nigeria in 1989 and grew the firm to be one of the foremost law firms in Northern Nigeria. Within this time, he was a foremost criminal defense Lawyer, taking part in various landmark criminal trials in Nigeria.

He has delivered various landmark decisions in commercial law during his time as Federal High Court Judge and attended numerous international conferences in Washington, New York, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

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