Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore

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Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore
10th Chief Justice of Nigeria
In office
July 2006 – January 2007
Preceded byMuhammad Lawal Uwais
Succeeded byIdris Legbo Kutigi
Personal details
Born (1937-01-17) 17 January 1937 (age 82)
Kwara State, Nigeria
Political partyNon partisan

Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore, CON, GCFR (born January 17, 1937) is a Nigerian Jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria.[1][2]


Alfa Belgore was born on January 17, 1937 in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State north-central Nigeria. He attended Okesuna Primary School as well as Middle School at Ilorin before he proceeded to Ilesa Grammar School where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1956.[3][4] He received a bachelor's degree in Law in 1963 and also trained at Inner Temple for one year before he returned to Nigeria in 1964 and served magistrate in Northern Nigeria.[5] In 1986, he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice. He held several positions in the judiciary before he was appointed as Chief Justice of Nigeria on July 2006, a position he held until January 2007 when he retired.[6]



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