Mahmud Mohammed

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Mahmud Mohammed
Chief Justice of Nigeria
In office
November 2014 – November 10, 2016
Preceded byAloma Mariam Mukhtar
Succeeded byWalter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen
Personal details
Born (1946-11-10) 10 November 1946 (age 72)
Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria
Political partyNon-partisian

Mahmud Mohammed, CON, OFR (born 10 November 1946) is a Nigerian Jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Justice Mohammed was born on November 10, 1946 in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, northeastern Nigeria.[4] He obtained a Bachelor of Law degree at Ahmadu Bello University in 1970 and was called to the Nigerian bar, the same year he graduated from the Nigerian Law School.[5]

Law career[edit]

He joined the services of the Ministries of Justice of the defunct North-eastern state as a barrister and in 1991, he became the acting Chief judge of Taraba State, the same year his appointment was confirmed as the Chief Judge of the state.[6] In 2005, he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice.[7] In November 2014, he was appointed as the Chief Justice of Nigeria to succeed Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, the first female Justice of Nigeria.[8] Justice Mahmud Mohammed is currently the Chairman of the National Judicial Council.[4]



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  3. ^ "Jonathan, others honour fallen heroes". The Punch - Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b "FJSC Nominates Mahmud Mohammed as Next CJN, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Justice Mahmud Mohammed". Vanguard News. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Jonathan approves Justice Mahmud Mohammed as next CJN". DailyPost Nigeria. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  7. ^ OUR REPORTER. "The man Justice Mahmud Mohammed". The Nation. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Mahmud Mohammed: The new Chief Justice of Nigeria". Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper. Retrieved 28 April 2015.