HON. JUSTICE MAHMUD MOHAMMED,GCON

List of Chief Justice of Nigeria

The judicial arm of the Nigerian government consists of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the Court of Appeals, the High Courts, and other trial courts such as the Magistrates‘, Customary, Sharia and other specialisedcourts.[1] The Chief Justice of Nigeria, abbreviated as CJN preside over the Supreme Court and thirteen associate justices, who are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the National Judicial Councilsubject to the approval of the National Assembly.[2][2]

The table below outline the List of Chief Justice of Nigeria from 1958 till date.

Name In office
Mahmud Mohammed November 2014 – present
Aloma Mariam Mukhtar July 2012 – November 2014
Dahiru Musdapher September 2011 – July 2012
A. I. Katsina-Alu July 2009 – August 2011
Idris Legbo Kutigi January 2007 – December 2009
Salihu Moddibo Alfa Belgore July 2006 – January 2007
Mohammed Uwais 1995 – 2006
Mohammed Bello 1987 – 1995
George Sodeinde Sowemimo 1983 – 1985
Atanda Fatai Williams 1979 – 1983
Darnley Alexander 1975 – 1979
Taslim Olawale Elias 1972 – 1975
John Taylor[3] 1964 – 1973
Adetokunbo Ademola 1958 – 1972