Chief Justice of Nigeria

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria or CJN is the head of the judicial arm of the government of Nigeria, and presides over the country's Supreme Court and the National Judicial Council.[1] The current Chief Justice is Mahmoud Mohammed.

List of past Chief Justices[edit]

Chief Justices of Nigeria
Chief Justice Term
Adetokunbo Ademola 1958–1972
Taslim Olawale Elias 1972–1975
Darnley Arthur Alexander 1975–1979
Atanda Fatai Williams 1979–1983
George Sodeinde Sowemimo 1983–1985
Ayo Gabriel Irikefe 1985–1987
Mohammed Bello 1987–1995
Muhammad Lawal Uwais 1995–2006
Salihu Moddibo Alfa Belgore 2006–2007
Idris Legbo Kutigi 2007–2009
Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu 2009–2011
Dahiru Musdapher 2011–2012
Aloma Mariam Mukhtar[2][3] 2012–2014
Mahmud Mohammed 2014–incumbent


  1. ^ "Constitution". The National Judicial Council. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "ALOMA MUKHTAR: Making of Nigeria’s Female CJN". P.M. News (Independent Communications Network Limited). July 16, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan swears in Nigeria’s first female chief justice". The Punch (Ajibola Ogunsola). July 16, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 

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