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Chief Judge, Federal High Court

Hon. Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati was born on 25th July, 1954 at Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State. He attended Kafarati Primary School from 1962 -1968 before enrolling at Government Secondary School, Gombe from 1969-1973. He later attended North East College of Arts and Science Maiduguri from 1973 -1975. He obtained his LL.B from Ahmadu Bello University between 1975 and 1978 and his B.L from The Nigerian Law School, Lagos between 1978 and 1979.

He started his career as a Legal Trainee from 1978-1979 before he proceeded for his National Youth Service at Akure from 1979-1980. Thereafter, he worked as State Counsel I & II and was a Senior State Counsel I in Ministry of Justice, Bauchi State Development Board from 1984-1986. He was appointed as the Secretary to Bauchi State Development Board from 1984 – 1986. And he was subsequently promoted and thus became the Principal State Counsel (notionally) from 1986-1988 and was Assistant Administrator General in 1988.

In October 1991, he was elevated as a Judge of the Federal High Court.

Hon. Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati held various positions in Judicial Divisions of the Federal High Court from 1992 till date. He participated in several workshops, seminars and conferences. His hobbies are Reading and Farming.