List Of Past Chief Justices Of Nigeria From 1914 Till Date

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  • Sir Edwin Speed (1914-1918)
  • Sir Ralph Combe (1918-1929)
  • Donald kingdon (1929-1946)
  • Sir John Verity (1946-1954)
  • Hon. Justice Stafford Foster Sutton (Past CJF) (1955 – 1958)
  • Hon. Justice Adetokunbo Ademola KBE, GCON (1958 – 1972)
  • Hon. Justice Taslim Olawale Elias CFR, GCON (1972 – 1975)
  • Hon. Justice Darnley Arthur Alexander CBE,KCMG,CFR,GCON (1975 – 1978)
  • Hon. Justice Atanda Fatai- )Williams CON,GCON (1979 – 1983)
  • Hon. Justice George Sodeinde Sowemimo CON,GCON (1983 – 1985)

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  • Hon. Justice Ayo Gabriel lrikefe OFR,CON,GCON (1985 – 1987)
  • Hon. Justice Muhammed Bello CON,GCON (1987 – 2005)
  • Hon. Justice Muhammadu Lawal Uwais CON,GCON (1995 – 2006)
  • Hon. Justice Salisu Modibo Alfa Belgore CON,GCON (2006 – 2007)
  • Hon. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi CON, GCON (2007 – 2009)
  • Hon. Justice Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina- ) Alu CON, GCON (2009 – 2011)
  • Hon. Justice Dahiru Musdapher CON, CFR, FNIALS, GCON (2011 – 2012)
  • Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar CON, CFR, FNIALS, GCON (2012 – 2014)
  • Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed GCON (2014- 2016)
  • Hon. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen (2017-2019)
  • Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed – Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (January 2019 – date)

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  1. EKANEM EKERETTE EFFIONG on

    so , Hon. Justice Adetokunbo Ademola KBE, GCON (1958 – 1972) was the first chief justice of Nigeria

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