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Kate Abiri (1958-2023)

HON. JUSTICE KATE ABIRI, originating from the Aleibiri community in Ekeremor Local Government of Bayelsa State, gained renown as the longest-serving female Chief Judge in Nigeria. Her legacy and impact on the legal field and her community will be remembered with great respect.

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Emmanuel Joel Igoniwari (1944-2007)

Emmanuel Joel Igoniwari was from Otuedu community of Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. He was a respected Jurist from the Niger Delta. Subsequently, he became the second (2nd) Chief Judge of Bayelsa state, Nigeria and His Royal Majesty Elect of Ogbia Kingdom.

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David Koripamo Ungbuku (1938-2008)

David Koripamo Ungbuku was a pioneer Chief Judge of Bayelsa State and he retired as the longest serving Chief Judge from southern Nigeria; he was a recipient of Officer of the order of the Federal Republic (OFR).