UKE, Justice Evaristus Akpanke

LL.B, B.L; jurist; DOB: May 5, 1940; Hometown: Ohong; LGA:Obudu ;State: Cross River; Married: Elizabeth Ushang Ogar, I963; No of Children: four sons, four daughters; EDUCATION: Primary School, Ohong, Obudu, 1946-50; St. Charles' School, Obudu, 1951-52; Preparatory Teacher's Training College, Obudu, 1953; St. Thomas' College, Ogoja, 1954-55; 1963-64; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu Campus, 1970-73; Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1973-74. CAREER: Headmaster, Primary School, Okodem, Alege, Obudu, 1959; Headmaster, Roman Catholic Mission, Yache, Gabu, Ogoja LGA (now Yala LGA) 1960-61; Headmaster, Roman Catholic Mission, Otukwem Ogoja, 1961-62; Headmaster, Roman Catholic Mission Buaguam, Obudu, 1965-66; Teacher, Government Secondary School, Obudu, 1966-67; Teacher, St. Charles' School, Obudu, 1967-68; Headmaster, Primary School, Buaguam, Obudu, 1968-69; State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Calabar, 1974-75; Magistrate Grade III, Magistrate's Court, Obubra, 1975-76; Magistrate Grade II and 1, Snr. Magistrate's Court, Oron, Cross River State (now Akwa Ibom State), 1976-77; Snr. Magistrate Grade II, Chief Magistrate's Court, Calabar, 1978-79; Snr. Magistrate Grade 1, Chief Magistrate's Court, Ikom, 1980-81; Chief Magistrate Grade II, 1981-82; High comm. Sierra Leone, 1982-83; High Court Judge of Cross River State, Calabar since July 1985; High Court of Justice, Ikom, 1990-93; High Court of Justice, Ogoja, 1991-97; Judge High Court of justice , Calabar, 1998; mm. Elections Petitions Tribunal, Delta State, 1999, Hospital Management Committee, Sacred Heart Hospital, Obudu, 1968-70; Secretary, Magistrates' Association of Nigeria, Cross River State, 1977- 81; ch. Advisory Council, Federal Government College, Ikom, Cross River State, 1993, ch. National Assembly Bye Election Petitions Tribunal Cross river State, 1999; f. Institute of Administration Management of Nigeria Incorporated, tt. EvaI Gazubi of Adadama (meaning Prince of Peace); h. Certified and Distinguished Public Administrator; Certified and Distinguished Manpower Administrator. Decoration. Knight of St Mulumba (KSM). sc. Lions Club of Nigeria; Rotary Club of Nigeria, Obudu; member, Freetown Dinner Club, Sierra- Leone, hob. poultry, reading, international affairs, off. Judges' Chambers, High Court of Justice, P. O. Box 1002, Calabar, Cross River State, tel. 087-220651. res. A21, State Housing, Calabar, Cross River State.
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