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Chief Justices of Nigeria (1958 – 2013)

A Directory of Chief Justices of Nigeria (1958 – 2013)

  1. Justice Adetokunbo Ademola, KBE,GCON (1958 – 1972 )
  2. Justice Taslim Olawale, CFR, GCON (1972 – 1975)
  3. Justice Darnley Arthur Alexander, CBE, KCMG, CFR, GCON (1975 – 1979)
  4. Justice Fatai Atanda Williams, CON, GCON (1979 – 1983)
  5. Justice George Sodeinde Sowemimo, CON, GCON (1983 – 1985)
  6. Justice Ayo Gabriel Irikefe, OFR, CON, GCON (1985 – 1987)
  7. Justice Mohammed Bello, CON, GCON (1987 – 1995)
  8. Justice Muhammawu Lawal Uwais, CON, GCON (1995 – 2006)
  9. Justice S.M.A Belgore, CON, GCON (2006 – 2007)
  10. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, CON, GCON (2007 – 2009)
  11. Justice Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina- Alu, CON, GCON (1st January 2010 – 28th August 2011)
  12. Hon Justice Dahiru Musdapher (2010 – 2012)
  13. Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam Muktar (2012 – 2013)

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Section 230: Establishment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria

230. (1) There shall be a Supreme Court of Nigeria.

(2) The Supreme Court of Nigeria shall consist of –

(a) the Chief Justice of Nigeria; and

(b) such number of Justices of the Supreme Court, not exceeding twenty-one, as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly.

Section 231: Appointment of Chief Justice of Nigeria and Justices of the Supreme Court

231. (1) The appointment of a person to the office of Chief Justice of Nigeria shall be made by the President on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council subject to confirmation of such appointment by the Senate.

(2) The appointment of a person to the office of a Justice of the Supreme Court shall be made by the President on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council subject to confirmation of such appointment by the Senate.

(3) A person shall not be qualified to hold the office of Chief Justice of Nigeria or of a Justice of the Supreme Court unless he is qualified to practise as a legal practitioner in Nigeria and has been so qualified for a period of not less than fifteen years.

(4) If the office of Chief Justice of Nigeria is vacant or if the person holding the office is for any reason unable to perform the functions of the office, then until a person has been appointed to and has assumed the functions of that office, or until the person holding the office has resumed those functions, the President shall appoint the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court to perform those functions.

(5) Except on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council, an appointment pursuant to the provisions of subsection (4) of this section shall cease to have effect after the expiration of three months from the date of such appointment, and the President shall not re-appoint a person whose appointment has lapsed.

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