A Brief on the Nigeria Judiciary by FJSC

In 1999 the 36 states that make up the Federal Republic of Nigeria united to ratify a Constitution which gave distinct powers and guidelines to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. The document was also responsible for establishing the Federal Judicial Service Commission and bestowing responsibilities and duties upon them.

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Meet The Chief Justice of Nigeria

Hon. Justice W.S. Nkanu Onnoghen was born on the 22nd December, 1950 at Okurike Town, Biase L.G.A. of Cross Rivers State. He attended the Presbyterian Primary School, Okurike Town between 1959 and 1965. He later proceeded to Accra, Ghana to attend Odorgorno Secondary School, Adabraka, Accra, Ghana between 1967 and 1972 for his West African Examination Council (WAEC) Exams.

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Mr. Bassey Eleng Bassey was born into the family of Chief Eleng Bassey of Anong-Ezeke of Ekureku Town in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State on September 24, 1960. A child of great promise, the young Bassey started and completed his primary education at St. Vincent Primary School, Anong. He was a pioneer student of Agbo Comprehensive Secondary School, Egboronyi and thereafter, proceed to Ishiagu High School, Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of present Egbonyi State where he completed his secondary education

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About FJSC

The Federal Judicial Service Commission has several primary functions. These include making nominations for judicial appointments or the removal of current justices; appointing, dismissing …


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    The Supreme Court of Nigeria is located in Abuja, and serves as the apex judiciary body in the land. All the laws it creates must be observed and adhered to by every other court in Nigeria.

  • Court of Appeal

    The court of Appeal has original jurisdiction to hear and determine any case that questions whether a person has been validly elected to the office of President or Vice President under the Constitution;….

  • Federal High Court of Nigeria

    The Federal Revenue Court (as Federal High Court was then called) was established by the Federal Revenue Act 1973 (1973 No.13). The Court was renamed the Federal High Court by section 230 (2)…..

  • National Industrial Court

    The National Industrial Court shall have and exercise exclusive jurisdiction in civil causes and matters relating to labour, including trade unions and industrial relations; environment….