Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen
|Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen|
|Chief Justice of Nigeria|
March 6, 2017
|Nominated by||Yemi Osinbajo (when acting as president)|
|Preceded by||Mahmud Mohammed|
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria|
|Nominated by||Olusegun Obasanjo|
22 December 1950 |
Okurike Town, Biase, Cross River
|Education||University of Ghana (Bachelor of Laws)
Nigerian Law School
|Occupation||Supreme Court justice|
Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON (born 22 December 1950) is the Chief Justice of Nigeria since 2017. He graduated from the University of Ghana at Legon, Ghana in 1977 and from the Nigerian Law School in Lagos in 1978. Before joining the Supreme Court, he was a judge in Cross River State and a justice of the Court of Appeal.
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Onnoghen was born on the 22 December 1950 at Okurike Town, Biase Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State. After being nominated as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, he was confirmed by the Senate on 1st March, 2017, and sworn in on the 7th of March, 2017.
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