HON.JUSTICE IBRAHIM NDAHI AUTA , (Rtd) OFR
His lordship, Hon, Justice I.N. Auta was born in Jos, Plateau State on the 16th of September, 1952, into the family of late Madaki Auta Ndaahi, and Mrs.Yathlama Madaki Auta in the village of Marama, Hawul LGA of Borno State. He is the 4th child of his parent with 6 siblings worthy to note are Mrs. Darpi Peter Bwala, Mr.Wana Auta Ndahi, Mr.Musa Auta Ndahi, Mrs. Mary Hamman and Mrs.Saratu Joshua Nggada.
Hon. Justice Auta in his early days was made Chief Magistrate in Borno State judiciary from 1978- 1980.He was thereafter appointed as the principal state counsel of the State House, Ribadu, Lagos from 1980-1983.
His lordship returned to Borno State after his sojourn to Lagos and resumed his duties as Chief Magistrate. He served as Chief Magistrate from 1984-1988 until he was appointed Attorney-General of Borno state from 1988-1989.
Hon. Justice Auta served Borno state as the A.G. for a year and due to his excellent performance, brilliance and hard work, he was appointed a High Court judge in Borno State and he served from 1989- 1990.
His career at the bench truly kicked off when he moved from Borno State judiciary to the Federal High Court in 1990. He inched up the ladder leaving profound judgements and astounding precedents in his wake. My Lord is a living testimony that hard work, diligence and integrity pays. He has arrived at an honourable pedestal in this noble profession. In March 2011, he was appointed the acting chief judge of the federal high court and then confirmed as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court on the 11th of May, 2011.