Meet The Chief Justice of Nigeria

Justice Kayode Ariwoola was born on 22nd August 1954, he started his educational career in his home town Iseyin at the Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole in Iseyin Local government of Oyo State between 1959 and 1966. He was in the Muslim Modern School in the same town between 1967 and 1969 before proceeding to Ansar-Ud-Deen High School, Saki in Oyo North of Oyo State.

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Mrs. H.A. Turaki hails from the Zuru Local Government Area of Kebbi State. She began her academic pursuits at Model Primary School, Wurno Road in Sokoto State, and eventually proceeded to Government Girls Secondary School, Kotorkoshi in present-day Zamfara State. Thereafter, she attended the Federal School of Arts and Science, Suleja, Niger State. Mrs. H.A. Turaki, being an excellent student, and desirous of furthering her education, proceeded to Bayero University, Kano State where she obtained an LL.B (Hons.) in 1995 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1996.

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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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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

    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….