List of Past Justices of Supreme Court of Nigeria

The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the highest court in Nigeria. It is composed of the Chief Justice of Nigeria and not more than twenty others appointed by the President after being recommended by the National Judicial Council subject to the Senate’s confirmation. They are required to retire after a mandatory service age of 70.

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1Stafford Foster Sutton (Past CJF)Former Chief Justice of Nigeria1956 - 1958
2James Henley CousseyJustice1958 - 1959
3Percival Cyril HubbardJustice1957 - 1959
4John VerityJustice1956 - 1959
5Olumuyiwa JibowuJustice1955 - 1959
6Robert Yorke HedgesJustice1958 - 1960
7George Fredrick Dove-EdwinJustice1958 - 1960
8Wilfred Hugh HurleyJustice1958 - 1960
9Irwin William HenryJustice1956 - 1960
10Miles John AbbottJustice1957 - 1961
11William Algernon Holwell DuffusJustice1960 - 1964
12Vahe Robert BairamianJustice1960 - 1965
13Samuel Okai Qyashie–IdunJustice1958 - 1966
14Charles Dadi OnyeamaJustice1964 - 1967
15Micheal Oguejiofo AjegboJustice1964 - 1967
16Edger Ignatius G. UnsworthJustice1960 - 1971
17Adetokunbo Ademola KBE, GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria1958 - 1972
18Ian LewisJustice1966 - 1972
19John Idowu Conrad TaylorJustice1960 - 1973
20Taslim Olawale Elias CFR, GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria1972 - 1975
21George Baptist A. CokerJustice1964 - 1975
22Dan IbekweJustice1973 - 1976
23Mahman NasirJustice1975 - 1976
24Charles Olusoji MadarikanJustice1975 - 1977
25Darnley Arthur Alexander CBE,KCMG,CFR,GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria1975 - 1979
26Buba ArdoJustice1978 - 1979
27Andrews Otutu ObasekiJustice1977 - 1981
28Eugene Olufemi Adeyinka MorganJustice1963 - 1982
29Sir Udo UdomaJustice1968 - 1982
30Atanda Fatai-Williams CON,GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria1979 - 1983
31Chukwunwike IdigbeJustice1964 - 1983
32George Sodeinde Sowemimo CON,GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria1983 - 1985
33Ayo Gabriel lrikefe OFR,CON,GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria1985 - 1987
34Boonyamin Oladiran KazeemJustice1984 - 1987
35Dahunsi Olugbeni CokerJustice1984 - 1987
36Anthony Nnaemezie AniagoluJustice1978 - 1987
37Chukwudifu Akunne OputaJustice1984 - 1989
38Ebenezer Babasanya CraigJustice1987 - 1989
39Kayode EsoJustice1978 - 1990
40Augustine NnamaniJustice1979 - 1990
41Abdul Ganiyu Olatunji AgbajiJustice1987 - 1990
42Paul Nkemdilim NwokediJustice1991 - 1991
43Ephraim lbukun AkpataJustice1990 - 1992
44Bolarinwa Oyegoke BabalakinJustice1991 - 1992
45Saidu KawuJustice1984 - 1993
46Philip Nnaemeka–AguJustice1987 - 1993
47Uche OmoJustice1991 - 1993
48Shehu Usman MohammedJustice1992 - 1993
49Olajide OlatawuraJustice1990 - 1994
50Muhammed Bello CON,GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria1987 - 1995
51Yekini Olayiwola AdioJustice1993 - 1997
52Abubakar Bashir WaliJustice1987 - 2002
53Adolphus Godwin Karibi-WhyteJustice1984 - 2002
54Godfrey Okay AchikeJustice1998 - 2002
55Emmanuel Obioma OgwuegbuJustice1992 - 2003
56Emmanuel OLayinka AyoolaJustice1998 - 2003
57Micheal Ekundayo OgundareJustice1992 - 2004
58Anthony lkechukwu lguhJustice1993 - 2004
59Uthman MohammedJustice1993 - 2005
60Dennis Onyejife EdozieJustice2003 - 2005
61Muhammadu Lawal Uwais CON,GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria1995 - 2006
62Akintola Olufemi EjiwunmiJustice1998 - 2006
63Ignatius Chukwudi Pats-AcholonuJustice2003 - 2006
64Salisu Modibo Alfa Belgore CON,GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria2006 - 2007
65Umar Attu KalgoJustice1998 - 2007
66Samson Odemwingie UwaifoJustice1998 - 2007
67Sylvester Umaru OnuJustice1993 - 2008
68Sunday Akintola AkintanJustice2004 - 2008
69Idris Legbo Kutigi CON, GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria2007 - 2009
70Pius Olayiwola AderemiJustice2007 - 2009
71Niki TobiJustice2002 - 2010
72George Adesola OguntadeJustice2004 - 2010
73Ikechi Francis OgbuaguJustice2005 - 2010
74James Ogenyi OgebeJustice2008 - 2010
75Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu CON, GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria2010 - 2011
76Dahiru Musdapher CON, CFR, FNIALS, GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria2011 - 2012
77Olufunola Oyelola AdekeyeJustice2009 - 2012
78Francis Fedode TabaiJustice2006 - 2012
79Stanley Shenko AlagoaJustice2012 - 2013
80Aloma Mariam Mukhtar CON, CFR, FNIALS, GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria2012 - 2014
81Christopher Mitchel Chukwuma-EnehJustice2007 - 2014
82Muhammad S. Muntaka-CoomassieJustice2008 - 2016
83John Afolabi FabiyiJustice2009 - 2016
84Suleiman GaladimaJustice2010 - 2016
85Mahmud Mohammed GCONFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria2014 - 2016
86Clara Bata OgunbiyiJustice2012 - 2018
87Sidi Dauda BageJustice2019 - 2019
88W. S. Nkanu OnnoghenFormer Chief Justice of Nigeria2005 - 2019
89Kumai Bayang Akaahs OFRJustice2012 - 2019
90Amiru Sanusi OFRJustice2015 - 2020
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