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Justice Walker, The First Southern Chief Justice of Nigeria in 29-years, See List of the ex-Chief Justices of Nigeria

Justice Walter took the rein of leadership and is the first southerner to become a chief justice in 29 years. The 67-year-old justice hails from Okurike Town in Biase local Government Area of Cross-Rivers State.

The position of the Chief Justice of Nigeria is highly prized; the Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is always nominated by the president upon recommendation by the National Judicial council. Afterwards, the CJN is confirmed by the senate of the country.

The intriguing thing about this position of authority is that the Chief Justice of the nation can only be removed from office by death or on clocking the retirement age of 70. The constitution also made provision for the CJN to be removed by impeachment by the senate.

Check out the names of the other Justices that have served as the Chief Justices of Nigeria:

  1. Sir Edwin Speed, 1914-1918
  2. Sir Ralph Combe, 1918-1929
  3. Donald kingdon, 1929-1946
  4. Sir John Verity, 1946-1954
  5. Sir Stafford Sutton, 1955-1958
  6. Adetokunbo Ademola, 1958-1972
  7. Taslim Olawale Elias, 1972-1975
  8. Darnley Arthur Alexander, 1975-1979
  9. Attanda Fatai Williams, 1979-1983
  10. George Sodeinde Sowewimo, 1983-1985
  11. Ayo Gabriel Irikefe, 1985-1987
  12. Mohammed Bello, 1987-1995
  13. Muhammad Lawal Uwais, 1995-2006
  14. Salihu Moddibo Alfa Belgore, 2006-2007
  15. Idris Legbo Kutigi, 2007-2009
  16. Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu, 2009-2011
  17. Dahiru Musdapher, 2011-2012
  18. Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, 2012-2014
  19. Mahmad Mohammed, 2014-2016
  20. Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, 2016 till date

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