|Supreme Court of Nigeria|
|Number of positions||16|
|Chief Justice of Nigeria|
|Currently||Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad GCON|
How many Supreme Court Justices are in Nigeria?
The Supreme Court of Nigeria consists of the Chief Justice of Nigeria and such number of Justices of the Supreme Court, not exceeding twenty-one, as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly. Presently the Supreme Court is made up of the Chief Justice and Seventeen (17) other Justices.
Is there only one Chief Justice?
As stipulated by the Judiciary Act of 1789, there was one Chief Justice, John Jay, and five Associate Justices: James Wilson, William Cushing, John Blair, John Rutledge and James Iredell. Only Jay, Wilson, Cushing, and Blair were present at the Court’s first sitting.
Who are the 17 chief Justices?
List of chief justices
|14||Earl Warren (1891–1974)||October 5, 1953 – June 23, 1969 (Retired)|
|15||Warren E. Burger (1907–1995)||June 23, 1969 – September 26, 1986 (Retired)|
|16||William Rehnquist (1924–2005)||September 26, 1986 – September 3, 2005 (Died)|
|17||John Roberts (born 1955)||September 29, 2005 – Incumbent|
How much is a judge salary in Nigeria?
However, other officials like justices of the Supreme Court and the president of the Court of Appeal are all placed on ₦2.47 million annual salary while the a justice of the appellate court, chief judge of the Federal High Court, chief judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Judge of the FHC, the president of the …
Which is the lowest court in Nigeria?
The lowest courts in the country are all state courts (there is no federal court in this group). They include (i) the Magistrate Courts that handle English law cases (ii) the Customary Courts that handle Customary law cases and (iii) the Sharia Courts that handle Sharia law cases.
Can the president replace the Chief Justice?
A Chief Justice appointment may be made only when there is, or is scheduled to be, a vacancy in the position of Chief Justice; the President may not use the occasion of an Associate Justice vacancy to appoint someone to replace a sitting Chief Justice.
What religion is the Supreme Court judges?
|Name||Religion||On the Court since|
|John Roberts (Chief Justice)||Catholicism||2005|
What power does the Chief Justice have?
The chief justice is appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate and has life tenure. His primary functions are to preside over the Supreme Court in its public sessions when the court is hearing arguments and during its private conferences when it is discussing and deciding cases.